Walking 4:00:00  13.71 km (17:30 / km) +955m 12:59 / km
Cuillin reccie day 2 with FL, GB, SS & A. Wet start to the day with cloud down on the ridge so not sure what we would manage to achieve. Headed round to Sligachan to have a look up towards Am Basteir. Was gradually drying out with cloud lifting a bit and reached the col between AB and SnaG I without any difficulty. Decided to explore further up the AB east ridge and reached the Bad Step without difficulty. Decided this wasn’t for down climbing unless we roped up, so back-tracked to try and pick up the bypass route, but failed to pinpoint where we were meant to head off the ridge. Lots of loose sxxxxy stuff on damp angled slabs which didn’t do much for confidence, so eventually decided it wasn’t the day for it and headed back down the way we came. Very different feel to the place today in poorer conditions. Out for 5.5h total, but v easy paced.
Useful couple of days reccie, but still various decisions to be made about the relay and could really do with an additional someone who knows the lines on the ridge well.