After baggin Sgurr Alasdair and we descended down to the bealach before making a superb traverse of Collies Ledge on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich before pressing on to the surprisingly deserted Inn Pin on the top of Sgurr Dearg.
After baggin the pin we headed off to Sgurr Banachdaich, leading to Sgurr a Mhadaidh. We were very aware that the section between Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Bruach na Frithe was the most technically intensive section as far as route finding and terrain went. Once this was passed and after a few abseils we found ourselves slogging a very long way up Bruach na Frithe wich was summited with relief!
Bruach na Frithe now reached, the end was in sight with Sgurr nan Gillean looking close. We were fortunate enough to have a very good friend, Peter Khambatta in the area who had earlier stashed us a litre of water at the bealach, this was a most welcome sight, and Dave downed it almost in a oner, I dont think it touched the sides! with the last top now in sight we pressed on to bag Sgurr nan Gillean via the West ridge. This route served as a wake up call, providing amazingly exposed Mod/Diff climbing and swinging from pinnacle to pinnacle above the eye opening drop below. A short while later we found ourselves on the summit. Cuillin ridge, one day traverse ...TICK!
All that was then left to do was endure the agonising walk off back to the Slig. After what seemed like the walk off of all walk offs, we drove back to Glen Brittle and toyed with the idea of eating before sacking this idea in favor of sleep. We each slept in our cars to avoid the midgies and even though crammed in the front seat of a Citroen Saxo, I still managed 10hrs uninterrupted sleep!
This was without a doubt the hardest, most exciting, most painful and incredible day I have ever spent in the mountains, the memories of which i will treasure for a life time. A massive thanks to my climbing partner Dave Anderson for a truly amazing day!