by Wanderlust » Tue May 19, 2009 8:48 pm
Route description: Liathach, Glen Torridon
Munros included on this walk: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Spidean a'Choire Leith (Liathach)
Date walked: 19/05/20091 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I was keen to get out on the hills, met a fellow walker at the Hostel [hello Norman, from Canada ] and after a half-day warm-up walk to Beinn na h-Eaglaise, I decided to tackle mighty Liathach. Road walked up from the hostel to the starting point by the car park and followed the path alongside Allt an Doire Ghairbh, soon gained height on this steep ascent, and in less than 2 hours we were on the ridge. Took a little diversion up to Stuc a' Choire Duib Bhig, from where there was impressive views of Beinn Eighe and we saw an Eagle circle just above our heads before flying away.
Back along the ridge, and a fine walk up and over two smaller tops to Spidean a' Choire Leith.
Spidean a Choire Leith
From the summit there was a superb panoramic view, taking in the Torridon hills and over to the Cuillin of Skye, aswell as Beinn Alligin to the west.
Looking east along Liathach, from Spidean a Choire Leith
We took the direct line of the ridge over The Pinnacles, and I was glad that it wasn't a windy day, but the rock was grippy and safe.
The Pinnacles and Spidean a' Choire Leith
After tackling The Pinnacles, it was a straight-forward ridge walk up to Mullach an Rathain, from where we took the rather steep descent to the South (that scree wasn't much fun), and back down to the road and to the Hostel.
A great day out for me, and my friend Norman (it was his first proper mountain walk in Scotland, but he's a natural for it). Liathach certainly is a "must do" for anyone who likes ridge walks.
by canisp » Tue May 19, 2009 9:36 pm
by bigbertie » Tue May 19, 2009 10:06 pm
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by Paul Webster » Tue May 19, 2009 10:14 pm
by kinley » Tue May 19, 2009 10:32 pm
by Wanderlust » Tue May 19, 2009 10:36 pm
Here's a link to some more photos from this walk and the rest of my trip
by Alan S » Wed May 20, 2009 12:47 pm
good report too
it could be a while before im that far up but cant wait all the same
by Wanderlust » Wed May 20, 2009 10:31 pm
by Paul Webster » Wed May 20, 2009 10:35 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Wed May 20, 2009 10:52 pm
by Wanderlust » Wed May 20, 2009 11:46 pm
Paul Webster wrote:That's great - it's good when people add videos. Do a commentary next time too
Thanks, I've tried doing commentaries on my panoramas before, but they usually get drownded out by the prevailing wind!
And the images really do speak for themselves.
by Myth » Fri May 22, 2009 1:51 pm
I thought I'd done it in my pimply youth - recall being rushed over a big ridgy hill out that way - but thanks to your photos and the video, now pretty sure it wasn't Liathach!
Ah well - there's an unknown hill out there on which, at some stage. I'll go "Oh - hang on - this looks familiar...".
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