Having completed a full traverse (about 4 - 5km) recently and knowing how exhausting that is, we opted for a slightly more relaxed version and started at the half way point. Thankfully, this ridge can even be split into 3 sections, although 2 is fine. A very enjoyable way to spend a day.
The walk up is steep, but on a decent path all the way to the col. From here things become more arduous underfoot and full concentration is required the whole time. The scenery keeps on getting better, and soon we reach the summit, Edd does a balancing act on the trig point!
The ground soon becomes rockier and much narrower, with some easy climbing sections. This keeps everyone focused and absorbed, revelling in our surroundings. Narrow, rocky crest, tricky hand traverses, and soon we arrive at the final abseil station, about 22m takes us down onto a PR route near the old fort. From here it's all walking terrain with the setting sun and a beautiful mountain backdrop as our companion.
As a team of 7 we traversed this in 5 hours 30 minutes and it always felt quite leisurely. A lovely day in the mountains with good company, thanks all.