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Bruach na Frithe

 

  Garmin Data  
  Distance 6.9 miles  
  Time 4 hours 36 mins  
  Elevation Gained 1,718 feet  
  Elevation Lost 1,718 feet  
  Maximum Elevation 1,960 feet  

Our last day in the Isle of Skye we were determined to tackle one of the peaks in the Cuillin range. The weather forecast was good; the weather was good as we left Sconser to drive to Sligachan, the start point for the walk; but as so often happens in Skye the rain and the cloud came in from the West. We were soaked by a short, sharp shower of rain, and became quite cold as the wind picked up. As we reached a level from which we could see the approach to Bruach na Frithe it did not look very appealing; the cloud came in to envelope the peak, the rain made the rocks slippy and the route was not obvious. We decided that we were there for enjoyment and not pain, so we turned and made our way back down.

 

Preparing for the off at Sligachan, with the Cuillins in the background

The first part of the trail was a wide path up to the cottage

After that the path became more rugged, and ran alongside the beck

 

 

Looking back towards Sligachan

The clouds roll in

Cold and wet, but putting on a brave face!

The ridge.... not the place to be in bad weather

On the way down