walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Liathach - The monster is loose!

Liathach - The monster is loose!


by BlackPanther » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:46 pm

Route description: Liathach, Glen Torridon

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

Date walked: 04/06/2012

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 11.2 km

Ascent: 1317m

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby Hill-loving lady » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:21 am

OOOOH :shock: :crazy: :clap:

Plans are afoot for this one in the near future, and your report has excited me, terrified me and inspired me all at once!

All I need now are the weather gods to be very kind some weekend soon, and then I too look forward to this amazing walk, even with my intense fear of airiness and exposure.

Oh, and no, Bob the Dog is definitely NOT coming with me on this trip. :(
User avatar
Hill-loving lady
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 332
Munros:164   Corbetts:17
Grahams:9   Donalds:3
Sub 2000:13   Hewitts:33
Wainwrights:16   
Joined: Oct 18, 2011
Location: Dufftown, Moray

Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby litljortindan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:16 am

Hill-loving lady wrote:OOOOH :shock: :crazy: :clap:

Plans are afoot for this one in the near future, and your report has excited me, terrified me and inspired me all at once!

All I need now are the weather gods to be very kind some weekend soon, and then I too look forward to this amazing walk, even with my intense fear of airiness and exposure.

Oh, and no, Bob the Dog is definitely NOT coming with me on this trip. :(



Video clip from last year:
User avatar
litljortindan
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 1833
Munros:111   Corbetts:55
Grahams:26   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:47   Hewitts:12
Wainwrights:10   
Joined: Dec 11, 2011

Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby Hill-loving lady » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:52 pm

Video clip from last year:


OMG - really not so sure now...that looks well beyond my capabilities!!! :shock:

Your video is fabulous though, and I really wish I was brave enough to do this! Thinking I'll be ascending each Munro separately and leave out the pinnacles. What you reckon Sunny Speyside? And Travis' Mum??? :crazy:
User avatar
Hill-loving lady
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 332
Munros:164   Corbetts:17
Grahams:9   Donalds:3
Sub 2000:13   Hewitts:33
Wainwrights:16   
Joined: Oct 18, 2011
Location: Dufftown, Moray

Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby litljortindan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Hill-loving lady wrote:
OMG - really not so sure now...that looks well beyond my capabilities!!! :shock:

Your video is fabulous though, and I really wish I was brave enough to do this! Thinking I'll be ascending each Munro separately and leave out the pinnacles. What you reckon Sunny Speyside? And Travis' Mum??? :crazy:



Please don't be put off! In my opinion there are two points where you might have second thoughts. The first is a narrowing of the ridge that can be by-passed or shuffled over astride (as I do) though I have seen someone braver simply walk across. The other is a chimney that looks steep but that in fact has many good holds and is not so steep as it appears from a distance. I think the pinnacles direct are a lot safer option than the by-pass path. So I would say go in a small group if you can and you will be fine, otherwise just take it slowly and carefully and you won't have a problem.
User avatar
litljortindan
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 1833
Munros:111   Corbetts:55
Grahams:26   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:47   Hewitts:12
Wainwrights:10   
Joined: Dec 11, 2011

Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby Ibex » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:16 pm

Congratulations on taming the monster. You can be proud of that walk, as much as many of us will be jelous. :wink:

Those photos really are awesome. The hill ranges around there really are rugged beauty at its very best.
I'm led in bed, a bit ill after struggling through work, but your report makes me want to immediately pack my bags and drive off to some mountains.
User avatar
Ibex
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 472
Munros:16   Corbetts:1
Hewitts:102
Wainwrights:164   
Joined: May 30, 2012
Location: Cumbria

Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby Josecuni » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:13 pm

Thanks a lot for your report, BP, it was very exciting to read it and you have given a lot of information (and views!!!!) for us to do our beloved Liathach. I hope, I can do it within the next year.

P.S. I agree with other users, next time you should try the pinnacles!!
User avatar
Josecuni
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 4
Munros:56   Corbetts:17
Grahams:8   Donalds:12
Sub 2000:8   Hewitts:3
Joined: Aug 2, 2013
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby IndieBrindie » Wed May 11, 2016 11:35 am

I'm still not sure whether to tackle the ridge or take the by-pass route. Thanks for including some useful photos of each. Need to decide soon!!
IndieBrindie
Hill Bagger
 
Posts: 4
Joined: May 11, 2016

Re: Liathach - The monster is loose!

Postby bigkeith » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:00 pm

Great post. Looks inspirational and scary in equal measures :shock: :shock: . Respect :clap: :clap: Fabulous and really helpful pics. What a beautiful and powerful place. Vote of support for Kevin!
User avatar
bigkeith
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 23
Munros:252   
Grahams:1   
Hewitts:6
Joined: Jul 21, 2017
Location: Bath

37 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Previous



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bryn, caleighb, campbellski, Marcus g, maxie23, rockhopper, ross1985, walkernewbie and 105 guests