Above: The wild grandeur of the Cuillin Ridge on Skye.

The Cuillin Ridge in Skye is the most famous mountaineering expedition in Britain and takes in 3000 metres of ascent spread along ten kilometres of spectacular mountain scenery. There are no less than nineteen separate peaks on the ridge including eleven munros and there is a significant amount of technical ground to traverse.  The ridge was completed by Assistant Scoutleader in the 3rd, Colm Ennis and his brother, Group Mountaineering Consultant, Aidan Ennis on the 7th of June last. They bivvied on the first peak the previous evening and after a 4.30am start the next morning, reached the final peak of Sgurr nan Gillean, thirteen and a half hours later.  They described the ridge as outstanding and unlike any other mountaineering expedition they had ever undertaken. You can read the account of their traverse here.

Above: Sunset looking back towards Loch Brittle as seen from Gars-bheinn.