On Feb. 26, 2018, Scottish climber Uisdean Hawthorn set a new record for a winter traverse of Skye’s iconic Cuillin Ridge with a time of four hours, 57 minutes and seven seconds.
Traverse of the Cuillin Ridge, which including 30 summits over 12 kilometres and 11 Munros, on Scotland’s Isle of Skye is widely accepted as Britain’s finest mountaineering challenge. “A one day ascent in Summer is seen as a stern test for the most dedicated mountaineers only,” notes Hawthorn’s sponsor Mountain Equipment.
“Winter ascents are much rarer than in Summer, with most parties taking two or three days to complete the route. Find out more about Uisdean Hawthorn’s record-breaking traverse here.
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Winter traverse of the Cuillin on Monday in 4:57:07 from the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean to Gars Bheinn which I'm fairly sure is a winter record but more importantly for me it's over 3 hours faster than the first time I did it in 2016. An unforgettable day on the cuillin, running across snow topped mountains looking down to the heathery hills, green fields and the blue sea. Incredible! Pic @lwimages_studio @mountainequipment @scarpa_uk @otesportsgb