Isle of Rum: Part I of III
Hill: Mullach Mor
Date: Friday 6th May 2011
Company: Myself, Chris, Malcolm and Kevin
From Friday 6th May 2011 to Monday 9th May 2011, I attended a Club trip to the
Isle of Rum - thanks to Chris for organising.
I last visited Rum in 2005 when I ascended Hallival, Askival and Ainshval in
rain and mist with zero views.
On that trip I skirted below Trollaval and didn’t ascend either of the two
Sub2000ft Marilyns on the island - Mullach Mor and Orval.
The highlight of this trip, and one of the best walks I have undertaken, was on
Saturday – a traverse of the Rum Cuillin, inc. Barkeval - report to follow.
On Friday, fourteen Club members set out from Mallaig to join two other members
who were already staying in Rum.
The ferry crossing was quite calm. The view towards Inverie was nice but the
weather didn’t look so nice on Rum
Small Isles ferry arriving at Mallaig:
Looking towards Inverie from ferry:
Approaching an overcast Rum:
On landing on Rum we were met by a nice welcoming sign and by Kinloch Castle staff who transported our bags to the Castle.
Welcome to Rum:
Some of Rum’s fine wildlife become visible literally within minutes of leaving the ferry.
Grey Heron near pier:
The short walk from the pier to the castle was nice.
After sorting out our bags and squeezing our food into the fridges myself, Chris,
Malcolm and Kevin set out for Mullach Mor (Marilyn). Leslie, Iain and Morag also set out for Mullach Mor – we all met up at the summit.