Date: Thursday 6th May 2010
Company: Myself, Malcolm, Gregor and Kevin
Within 15 minutes of arriving in Harris, we reached the small car park at the
base of Clisham.
As per the past three days in Skye, the hills were again covered in clag
Click here to see a map of
the route undertaken
The initial path was a bit wet underfoot. It wasn't long however before the path
faded away and it was then just a case of ascending mainly grassy slopes up the
Kevin ascending Clisham:
As we gained height the hill became much rockier, with lots of large boulders.
Gregor ascending into the clag:
In the clag:
The final stretch to the summit required a bit of care, no scrambling though.
Malcolm was first to the summit and was found in his usual hill pose - eating a
The hardest part of the entire walk was the climb into the shelter!
Malcolm in the large summit shelter:
Once everyone had reached the summit, we continued a short distance along the
ridge to another cairn (just in case it was higher).
Ridge towards second cairn:
We then returned to the summit shelter before descending via the same route.
View from summit:
During the ascent the clag began to lift
Hopefully good news for the next few days on Harris.
Looking towards South Harris and Taransay:
Malcolm and Kevin descending Clisham:
Clisham was my main objective in Harris. A good hill, but the best was yet to
come on Tirga Mor, Oreval and Uisgnavel Mor