For non-climbing walkers without a rope (or a guide) Skye's 11 Munros tend to be done in small groups, taking the easier lines and avoiding the sterner stuff in between. The southern two Munros, Sgurr nan Eag and Sgurr Dubh Mor, will typically be the focal point of a double bill. But with the addition of some exciting extra scrambling, though not a huge increase in difficulty, the Cuillin high point of Sgurr Alasdair can also be included, giving you a logical and meaty three-peak round (plus a bonus fourth if you're not solely counting Munros). Rough, rocky, and in places very exposed, this route can't be recommended to walkers with limited scrambling experience, but for competent scramblers and mountaineers it's a classic Cuillin adventure.
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Distance: 8.20 miles (13.20 km)
Total ascent: 1,234m
Time: 7 – 8 hours (Walking)
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Glen Brittle campsite, NG409206
Hill path to start, then the usual Cuillin mix of steep scree, boulder fields, rock slabs, sharp aretes, and lots of exposed scrambling at grades 1-3, with complex route finding in places. A rope is optional (not a bad idea for a team of mixed ability), but thanks to copious loose rock, helmets should be considered essential. Poor visibility will make this route especially tricky to navigate on a first visit, while wet conditions make things a lot more serious and precarious. Save it for a clear, dry day.
In winter conditions this would be a big technical day out, with a lot of climbing at around II/III
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Northwest Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
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by Dan Bailey UKH