We left the car at the bus stop opposite the Wineport on the outskirts of Brodick and hopped on a bus at about 1100 this morning. Not long after we alighted at Sannox, and began the long walk up the glen. It was great to be traveling light for a change as the low altitude of the walk meant no need for axe, crampons, or lots of other heavy gear.
Approaching The Saddle (on the left of Cir Mhor) at the head of Glen Sannox.
Beginning the steep climb up to the base of the chimney, which provides an exit on to the ridge. The alternative is heavily eroded hillside- unpleasant.
The scramble up the Whin Dyke is on rocky steps on the left of the chimney, straightforward to climb when dry, a good bit more dodgy in descent, especially when wet.
Yes that's me.
Beautiful light on the Saddle. The peak in the middle is North Goatfell. Goatfell's main summit is on the right
partially obscured by the mist.
Descending in to Glen Rosa. There is a burn to cross near the head of the glen which can be tricky after heavy rain.
Looking back up Glen Rosa to Cir Mhor from the south. It is about at this point that we were treated to views of a pair of golden eagles, flying over the hillside above.