Liathach, Glen Torridon
Liathach is rated by many mountaineers and hillwalkers as Scotland's finest mountain, challenged only by An Teallach and the Cuillin of Skye. Its traverse is an expedition that will be remembered forever.
Well-trodden but exceedingly steep terrain throughout. There is mild rock scrambling en-route to the ridge, and awkward bouldery terrain along it. The path round the Am Fasarinen pinnacles is very exposed, requiring a good head for heights, and the descent from Mullach an Rathain includes steep scree. If unsure, hire a guide.
None to start.
Small parking area east of Glen Cottage.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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