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Beinn Alligin - a jewel of a hill

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:37 pm
by Graeme D
Having spent last week up in Torridon and accumulating an inordinate number of Alligin shots, many of which are similar to those already posted by Wanderlust and others, I thought I would just do a very quick pictorial montage of some which maybe show just a slightly different aspect or angle.

Monday 3rd August 2009 - the dog, my wife and moi. Weather: dry (occasional light spots of rain but nothing serious), mix of sunny intervals and cloudy spells. Visibility pretty decent.

Sgurr Mor (L) with the huge slash of the Eag Dubh clearly visible and the Horns (R) from the approach path

From the approach path just beyond the bridge, looking between Beinn Dearg and Liathach to Sail Mhor and the Beinn Eighe massif.

You can't set about the Horns without stopping for a brew first!

Debbie starting up the Horns

Back to first Horn

Baosbheinn and Loch a' Bhealaich from the Horns

From the Horns looking northeast over Letterewe and Fisherfield with Stuc Loch na Cabhaig in foreground

Looking back along the Horns towards Beinn Dearg and Liathach

The dome of Sgurr Mor from the last of the Horns

Showing my best side at the top of Sgurr Mor!

From summit cairn of Sgurr Mhor back over the Horns to Beinn Dearg, Beinn Eighe and Liathach

A nice spot to take some time out

Baosbheinn from summit of Sgurr Mhor

Connecting ridge from Sgurr Mhor to Tom na Gruagaich

A windy summit of Tom na Gruagaich looking down on Loch Torridon

Almost back at the car - last few hundred metres

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Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:14 am
by Wanderlust
Looks like you had quite a nice day for it on this one - did you do any other hils in Torridon?

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:53 am
by Graeme D
Yeah, we had a fine day. In fact the whole week was pretty good with everyday being pretty much warm and sunny with a light breeze and the odd cloudy spell, some fairly prolonged. But it never rained any more than a bit of light drizzle and I never had my big waterproof jacket or trousers on. I mean I DID actually have trousers on, just not waterproof ones!!:lol: Not turning into the Naked Rambler just yet..... :?

We also did Fionn Bheinn (report and pics posted yesterday) and Liathach (look out for a report coming to a web site near you soon). I had wanted to get into some of the peaks (both Munro and Corbett) in the Coulin Forest. If the truth be told, I'd have been quite happy to be at the top of mountains every day but hey, what can I say, a balance has to be struck and we ran out of time :( . Anyway, as someone once said, "I'll be back" and when that time comes, Maol Chean Dearg and co will still be there....

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:15 am
by Paul Webster
Enjoyed this so have split it from the other Beinn Alligin report :D (which reset the number of views to 0 :( )

Sad to see how bad the erosion has got on the ridge (2nd last photo)

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:04 pm
by AndrewP
Nice pics there, Graeme.
Much nicer weather than what we just had!

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:58 pm
by goth_angel
How serious is the scrambling on this route- presumably not too bad if you can get the dog up there? Been thinking about this one, but am a wuss where scrambling (particularly anything exposed) is concerned.

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:04 pm
by mountain coward
Yeah - any shots of the bypass path for the Horns would be good :D It certainly doesn't look as bad as Liathach and at least I don't have to do the Horns anyway if I don't want to...

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:07 pm
by Paul Webster
Haven't got a shot of the bypass path on the horns... but I really would advise against it. It cuts across a very steep and slippery grassy slope with no rocks at all; and a slip would be disastrous. Really it is much better and safer to go over the Horns, which are not so bad - much much easier than the Fasarinen pinnacles. If you really don't want to do the horns it's better to go clockwise and retrace your steps after you get to Sgurr Mhor.

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:12 pm
by kinley
Bypass of the Horns:


Of course you can climb Alligin by taking the track from Torridon House right round between Alligin and Beinn Dearg past Loch Toll nam Biast to climb the grassy slopes on the west side of Sgurr Mor

Re: Beinn Alligin

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:19 pm
by Graeme D
After reading Kev's recent excellent "Horny on Alligin" report, I went back to look at my own report on Alligin from last August. I remember at the time I initially just added a few lines and a few photos to a previous report by Wanderlust, but Paul actually re-posted it as a report in it's own right. I never did get around to adding more photos to it ....until now. Cheers Kev! Great memories..... 8)