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Liathach The Big Grey One

Liathach The Big Grey One


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:27 pm

Route description: Liathach, Glen Torridon

Munros included on this walk: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Spidean a'Choire Leith (Liathach)

Date walked: 04/07/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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Headed up the path from Glen Torridon, which was steep and involved a wee bit of scrambling to reach the ridge. Once on the ridge i made my way across the tops to the first then second Munro. There was scrambling and it was rocky at times and narrow on the path but in my opinion nothing to worry about, just a case of being carefull and watching your footing. The hardest bit for me was the initial descend off Mullach an Rathain, which was down a steep scree path. All in it was a superb walk and i got the perfect day for it, 20+ Degrees with a cool breeze on the ridge. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking now.
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Liathach

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The way up

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Glen Torridon

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The view north

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Spidean a' Choir Leith and the ridge

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The ridge

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Beinn Eighe

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Beinn Alligin

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Beinn Alligin & the two Corbetts Baosbheinn & Beinn an Edin

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Spidean a' Choir Leith

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The 2nd part of the ridge

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The 1st part

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Me on the 1st Munro

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Path along the next section

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Still on the path

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Glen Torridon

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Towards Mullach an Rathain

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View back along the ridge

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Meall Dearg, one of the most difficult tops to get to, so i was told. I gave it a miss

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Loch Torridon

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The path down

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Path down again

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Looking back at the route down

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Liathach
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:32 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote: There was scrambling and it was rocky at times and narrow on the path but in my opinion nothing to worry about, just a case of being carefull and watching your footing. The hardest bit for me was the initial descend off Mullach an Rathain, which was down a steep scree path.
cheers Johnny - good to know and note for the future :D
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:03 pm

Got the rest of the photos on now, had a bit of finger trouble.
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:16 pm

nice one johnny.

still to fo these so photos appreciated :) :)
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby monty » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:51 pm

Excellent set of photos JC even though the sun isnt shining all the time. Iconic mountain which I still have to do. Looking forward to it :D
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:44 pm

Thanks guys, try if you can to save this one for a fine day and may i suggest after traversing the ridge to about turn and retrace your steps back along the ridge. This can only enhance the walk and probably add no more than 1 hour onto the walk, that's how i plan to do it when i return.
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:46 pm

Great pics and im glad you said its no too difficult... on my to do list and hopefully very soon...
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:03 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Great pics and im glad you said its no too difficult... on my to do list and hopefully very soon...


A piece of cake to you MT :D
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby andrewdoggett » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:01 am

Love this mountain; and any day spent on it with weather like this is a day you'll remember forever :)

Stunning pics...

The slopes seem to be recovering from the fire pretty well... :)
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby morag1 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:52 am

A great day out and great photos - you wont forget this in a hurry :D
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby L-Hiking » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:53 am

Wonderful pics Johnny and nice to get the positive replys from all those experieced guys. The drop into Glen Torridon looks scary. Thanks again for the report
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby Stuart Blakeley » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:08 am

Nice report JC. Great pics as well. I am up here in a couple of weeks time so the pics will come in very handy!
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:19 pm

Thanks for the comments folks, when you all get round to tackling Liathach, you will have a day to remember and hopefully you all get a day like i got.
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby Vick1 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:04 pm

Fab report and pics and fresh in my mind from June this year

Didnt like the descent either but worth the effort on a clear day
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Re: Liathach The Big Grey One

Postby mountain-ju-drop » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:28 pm

Wow those pics are amazing. Looks like quite a challenge!
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