Summer 2021

Atmospheric conditions on the Cairngorm plateau

photo courtesy of Anna Henly


The best VDiff climb in Scotland…! Agag’s Groove on Buachaille Etive Mor

The approach to the climb involves starting up Curved Ridge, high up above Rannoch Mor.

Looking down on the Rannoch Wall, here catching the sunshine, the location of many fine rock climbs.

Agag’s Groove is a route of 4 pitches taking the right edge of the Rannoch Wall.

Some amazing climbing in a spectacular location!


Welcome sunshine on Glenbrittle beach


A murky day on the Cuillin southern Munros

With a number of Cuillin Munros left to do, we were able to link several of the southern summits of the Cuillin despite not much of a view most of the time. At least the Inaccessible Pinnacle is still distinct!



Rock-climbing at Neist Point on Skye

The Green Lady pinnacle, the venue of our rock-climbing as well as the sea cliffs down to the left.



A sunrise start on the Cuillin ridge

An early start from a cold bivvy, above Coire Grundda, having climbed the Dubhs slabs the day before.

Arriving at the summit of Sgurr Alistair, a shadow of this peak sits out on the morning haze.

Looking north from the summit of Sgurr Alistair.

…and looking east….

… and south, looking on towards Gars-bheinn and Sgurr nan Eag at the south end of the Cuillin ridge.

Approaching the narrows between Sgurr Thearlaich and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.


The very fine route of King’s Chimney (Diff) on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.


A moody Inaccessible Pinnacle


Dubhs ridge

The continuous profile of this scramble of rock slabs and short walls extends up from Loch Coruisk, initially to the summit of Sgurr Dubh Beag. Following a couple of exciting abseils off this summit, a further scramble up onto the munro of Sgurr Dubh Mor and on to the Cuillin ridge can be made.

At the abseil…

… looking on to Sgurr Dubh Mor

Looking back at the site of the abseils on Sgurr Dubh Beag and beyond to Loch Scarvaig and Elgol.


An Teallach traverse

Starting at Dundonell and finishing in Corrie Hallie, our traverse started with tackling the fine summit of Bidean a’ Glas Thuill.

Fine views looking north from Bidean a’ Glas Thuill towards Little Loch Broom and on to the Summer Isles.

From the summit of Bidean a’ Glas Thuill the fine summit of our next challenge of Sgurr Fiona.

On the summit of Sgurr Fiona.

Looking on towards the Fisherfield wilderness.