An Sgurr Ridge & Corriemulzie Rib

Overview 

An approach by bike brings these rugged and remote ridges in range. Enjoy a night wild camping far from civilisation and the satisfaction of summiting a peak only accessible by scrambling.

 

Route Length 

An Sgurr Ridge 250m

Corriemulzie Rib 250m

 

Max Ratio

1:2

 

Experience Grade

An Sgurr Ridge - moderate- Grade 2 Scramble

Corriemulzie Rib- Hard- Grade 4 Scramble

 

Approach Time (Approximate) 

2 hrs Bike + 1.5 hrs Hike

 

Total Trip Length 

35km

 

Meeting location 

Oykel Bridge

 

Experience Duration 

2 days

 

Pre-requisites 

Strong summer hillwalking experience. Some previous experience of scrambling at Grade 2 or above. Some experience of off-road mountain biking.

 

Is it for me? 

A real diverse expedition, this trip has a bit of everything. Leaving the car miles from a main road, we mount bikes and following unsurfaced roads, ride alongside the Corrie Mulzie River deep into Inverlael, heading for one of the most distant Munros in Scotland, Seana Bhraigh. This is our home and playground for 48 hours, with two mighty ridge scrambles to attempt, a Munro to summit, an extensive bothy to explore, rivers to ford and if you feel so inclined, a crisp loch below towering peaks to wild swim in.

 

As a mountaineering experience, its hard to beat this ambitious scrambling expedition to Seana Braigh. This trip is an EverydayClimbing favourite and epitomises everything we love about remote scrambling in the UK. Two clean lines follow good quality rock through dramatic terrain on an obvious peaked top. The long approach demands commitment and a night wild camping below the ridge we intend to climb fosters a sense of adventure. This trip is one of the top 5 mountaineering experiences we offer and one difficult to forget once completed. 

 

An Sgurr Ridge is an excellent first day objective following the long approach. It's long, blunt ridge rising from the loch through schist outcrops to a sharp peak in a wild, remote setting. Its optional sections of harder scrambling allow us to learn the skills and techniques demanded by the rock without commitment. It's pleasure is in its variety, the ridge offers buttress, arete and slab climbing, sometimes on beautiful pink tinged rock, leading to an short exposed descent from its pointed peak to gain the summit plateau. 

 

A looping trip around the the Loch Luchd Choire and the Munro summit of Seana Bhraigh leads us to our gentle ridge descent and a night of well earned rest.

 

The next morning we again attack the pointed peak, but this time by an obvious, west facing, narrow ridge, the Corriemulzie Rib. This long, steep rib, which starts low on the face, climbs tiers of exposed slabs, with ledges and level platforms perfectly placed for recovery and contemplation. The route is committing, with escape problematic and many moves are exposed, though thankfully on good, large holds. Luckily you will have an experienced instructor above you at all times, ready with encouragement, advice and a tight rope. Meaning you get to enjoy all the fantastic positions this routes offers. Eventually the route meets the pointed peak of An Sgurr once again and we must consider our descent, this time following the broad East ridge of the mountain to shorten our retreat.

 

A tricky river crossing at the foot of the mountain regains our equipment and a short walk brings us to our bikes. Easy cycling beside the river remains to round of this immersive experience within a remote part of the Central Highlands.

 

Mountains included in route 

An Sgurr 905m

Seana Bhraigh 926m

 

Additional information 

This is a two day expedition to a remote venue. Camping equipment is not provided. You will climb several routes during this experience.

Multi-day experiences typically start at 8am on day one and finish at 6pm on day two. Please note that very remote crags or long routes require the experience to start earlier and finish later than this. You will be guided on the routes by an independently qualified, fully insured and competent Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor. The instructor will choose routes based on your experience, fitness and preferences and will aways try to give you several options. All climbing equipment required for the route and instruction on its use is included. Clients may use their own equipment following an inspection by the Instructor. Clients must ensure they bring appropriate clothing and equipment as listed on our kit list page. In case of dangerous weather conditions an alternative activity or a full refund will be offered. Please read our Terms and Conditions for further information.

An Sgurr Ridge & Corriemulzie Rib

£350.00Price
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    Contact

    07841131463

    Address

    Seafield Cottage,

    Station rd,

    Carrbridge,

    Invernesshire

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