We began opposite the Kintail Lodge Hotel, quickly locating a gate in the deer fence, before clambering up a small gully into the ridge. Despite the forecast it was roasting, and the view back down the loch was stunning, giving me a good excuse to stop for photos (and to get my breath back). The lower part of this hill is composed of small knolls and gullys, and we stood atop one knoll which had stunning views down Glen Shiel. The tops were mostly clear, but we could see the snow streaming off in the wind, a sure sign that conditions were still hazardous up there.
Full trip report here: Ratagan Day 2: Sgurr an t-Searraich.