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Beinn Alligin

Beinn Alligin


Postby dogplodder » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:36 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Date walked: 19/04/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

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This is first walk report so a bit tentative...

First serious hill this year so lack of level walk in let me know how unfit I was - but the views of Loch Torridon gave a good excuse for regular photo stops!

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Followed path up to Coir nan Laogh

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The horns came into view

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Sgurr Mhor with it's deep cleft

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Followed path up the corrie passing guys doing path maintenance (much appreciated). Asked them how much snow was higher up and they said none at all which surprised me as there had been fresh snow so recently.

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View of Sgurr Mhor and horns from top of Tom na Gruagaich

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Jack and Tess at Tom na Gruagaich summit

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They're great companions on the hill - totally get it about heading for the cairn at the top and are always there before me

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Steep rocky descent off Tom na Gruagaich before following path up to cleft

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Sgurr Mhor summit with Gairloch in distance

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View from top showing Liathach's ridge

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Folk coming the opposite way said the horns would be too much for the dogs but I thought too much for me more like!

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Decided not to complete the round so returned to the cleft. Light coming through was too bright for camera to cope with

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Walked down from col on grassy slopes and round the hill

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There were a couple of deer fences to negotiate (where the dogs excelled themselves clambering over a 7 foot high stile) then walked back up the road to where the car was parked.

All in all a fantastic day!
Last edited by dogplodder on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:01 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Crawler » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:35 am

What a superb set of photos and a great report :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby skuk007 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:11 am

Agree with crawler, lovely photos. :)

Was a bit concerned as I was reading it when I seen you had your two dogs with you, regarding how you would get on with the 'horns'. Good job you met those walkers or had you already decided not to tackle them?

I'm up in Torridon next month and haven't decided on which walks to do yet. This one is near the top of the list, if the weather is kind.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby dooterbang » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:00 pm

Fantastic first trip report - well done.

Some cracking photos.

Cant wait to visit this area.

Thanks for posting.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:47 pm

skuk007 wrote:"Was a bit concerned as I was reading it when I seen you had your two dogs with you, regarding how you would get on with the 'horns'. Good job you met those walkers or had you already decided not to tackle them?"


We had already decided not to do the horns. The dogs are pretty nimble but I didn't want to put them in a stressful situation and the traverse path is on such a steep slope I didn't fancy it much either! Having said that they had no difficulties crossing the Pinnacles on Mullach Fraoch-choire - must do a report on that some time.

Thanks for the encouragement on first report. I can see how this site could become addictive....!
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Boulderdash » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:42 pm

Nice report and one of my favorite hills. Did the horns with both my dogs (spaniels) and youd be surprised how well dogs can cope. Scree though seems to be the one thing that brings them up short. Torridons hard on their paws though.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:40 pm

Views are superb in Torridon, i was up there beginning of the month and opted to do Liathach rather than Beinn Alligin so it's good to see what awaits me when i get round to doing it
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Tomsie » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:43 pm

Love the shadow in first photo
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Salahuddin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:23 pm

Awesome pics never been to this region yet will tick it off very soon though. oh and keep reporting! :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:28 pm

Great first report and (missed this one first time round) and some cracking views - well done. :thumbup: You're certainly right about the addictiveness :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby dogplodder » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:05 pm

Think I'll need to ration myself to only coming on here once a day. It's when you start reading everyone else's reports it starts to feel a bit serious! :)
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