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Beinn Alligin

Beinn Alligin


Postby Stuart Blakeley » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:48 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

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

Date walked: 27/08/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 1158m

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Another early start leaving Livingston at 6am for the 4 hour drive up to Torridon. Had our customary breakfast stop at Tarvie where I must admit they are the best bacon rolls on the planet!

Left the car park at 10:30am and decided to do the horseshoe clockwise, leaving the horns till last.
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Me and Andy with the Horns in the background
The forecast was meant to be poor but we were very lucky and had a reasonably clear day with only a couple of spots of rain.

Very straightforward route this. We followed the path up to the summit of Tom na Gruagaich and stopped for our piece.
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Tom na Gruagaich

Views were pretty good over towards Sgurr Mhor and the horns.
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Sgurr Mhor
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Sgurr Mhor and the Horns
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The Great Natural Cleft


Following the obvious path (a little care is required descending from the first top) it was a nice pleasant walk to Sgurr Mhor. We were at the summit just under 3 hours after leaving the carpark.
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Andy, John and Danny on Sgurr Mhor
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and me!


Continued over the horns and descended down via the path back to the car park.
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The Horns
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and again
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Liathach
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Danny Boy
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Into the Ledgowan Hotel for a pint (and to book the bunkhouse for October where we will have a nice long day back in Achnasheen)
Last edited by Stuart Blakeley on Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby pigeon » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:12 pm

Nice one ,i know danny ,used to work beside him at vaughan engineering,thought he didn,t come out until everything was iced up :lol:
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Yipyipcoyote » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:14 pm

Great pics. Love the shot of Tom Na Gruagaich.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Magoo82 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:24 pm

Looks amazing. I want to do this one next summer. Great photos :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Stuart Blakeley » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:56 pm

pigeon wrote:Nice one ,i know danny ,used to work beside him at vaughan engineering,thought he didn,t come out until everything was iced up :lol:


If you know Danny, you'll probably recognise John C from the trip as well.....Danny still likes his more 'vertical' methods up getting up the hills but occasionally comes out with our wee group.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Stuart Blakeley » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:37 pm

Magoo82 wrote:Looks amazing. I want to do this one next summer. Great photos :D


Thanks Magoo - views are super on a clear day. Great summer walk, I'm sure you'll enjoy!
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Stuart Blakeley » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:39 pm

Yipyipcoyote wrote:Great pics. Love the shot of Tom Na Gruagaich.


Thanks for your comments. This was taken looking back at Tom Na Gruagaich headed up Sgurr Mhor.
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