Glen Brittle - 27 - 29 February 2004
Our first trip of the year to Skye. Glen Brittle is justifiably one of the most popular destinations for people who like their mountains to be fun, and no surprise, as the Cuillin is the rockiest and most impressive mountain range in the country. The hut is right beneath the main ridge, perfectly situated for such classic routes as Sgurr Alasdair, Collie's Ledge of Sgurr Mhic Connich, and the ultimate Munro Challenge, the Inaccessible Pinnacle. All of these routes require some degree of scrambling experience, and the latter requires fully blown rock climbing. In fact it might be impossible under snow cover, but this doesn't usually stop at least one group trying! For people who just want a walk, Bruach na Frithe provides a relatively easy way to appreciate the ridge, without losing any of the atmosphere of the harder peaks. Coastal walks are also possible. The hut is one of the better equipped, with showers and a microwave, and is also a great party location! NOTE: the rock on the Cuillins can be magnetic, which adds a rather interesting dimension to navigating by compass. Taking repeated readings then taking an average can usually overcome this problem.
Landranger sheet 32 is suggested, however, a Harveys map may be more suitable for the ridge.