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Beinn Alligin

Beinn Alligin


Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:07 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

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

Date walked: 11/08/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 1120m

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An early start today at 7am and the suns out and looking like it gona be another great day ,perfect for my first outing in Torridon.Looking at a few reports before I set off I thought this would be a good challenge for me and my sister with no real difficulties.
The going is fairly steep but steady all the way to the first summit. With the heat building up I thought it was going to be a tough day .Even though its only 6.25 miles its a strenuous traverse although nothing that wasn't within our capabilities.
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View from the bridge at the start
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Looking down to Loch Torridon
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Catherine in front of Sgurr Mor and The Horns
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We arrived at the summit of Tom na Gruagaich at 9pm after 2 hours of walking and plenty of photo stops.
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Catherine on Tom na Gruachach
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View to Sgurr mor and The Horns
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Liathach in the haze
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Sgurr Mor Pano

After spending around 20 minutes absorbing the amazing views in every direction it was time to get a move on to the next summit.The only downfall of the views was the haze and not getting the views over to Skye however I'm not that bothered as I've had so many days with no views at all I can't complain.
The scrambly bits down from here to the bealach are fairly simple and presented no real problems.
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Sgurr Mor from the bealach
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Looking back

The next accent looked a daunting prospect but like most times it was a lot easier than it looked
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Catherine and The Horns
Once arrived at the summit of Sgurr Mor an hour after we left the last the challenge of The Horns was more real and they looked pretty intimidating from here but surely it can;t be harder than Sgur Mhic Chonnich on Skye but here goes.
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The Horns and Liathach
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Myself on Sgurr Mor
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Baosbheinn
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First of The Horns
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Looking back
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Plenty holds and not too steep
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Catherine on the ridge
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Down to the 3rd and final horn
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Great place for a base jump

The Horns turn out to be a really nice scramble very enjoyable with nothing difficult the third horn is better to follow the path to the right and then accend up the side .My sister had only done Ben Lomond an Ben Vane and she managed no hassles at all .
The decent from here was also scrambly but in no time we were down to the path and it was a lovely walk out with great view looking back to what was my best day in the hills yet and cannot wait to get back here again.
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Liathach
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby soulminer » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:39 pm

Before climbing Ben Mor Coigach, Alligin was my favourite mountain- with your photos I now remember why :) A splendid day you had for such a Torridian gem 8)
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:44 pm

Grand photos and good report i enjoyed that :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby foggieclimber » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:58 pm

Superb photos. Looks like it was a great day to be in Torridon.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:07 pm

Thanks for the comments guys :clap: Truly is an amazing round and one I'll definitely go back and do again :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby hills » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:35 pm

Lovely report, this one is a carcker for sure. 8)
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby monty » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:10 am

Excellent report Soapy. A great set of Photos too. I have these to do so hopefully up there soon. :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby 147cjl » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:49 pm

great report and nice pictures - I did this the day before and what a stunning mountain.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby Bod » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:52 pm

Beinn Alligin, lovely mountains ... great views, cheers :D :D :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby skuk007 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:00 pm

Fabulous way to get acquainted with Torridon. Great photos and you made it sound easy, maybe I can do these soon with a bit of luck.
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Re: Beinn Alligin

Postby soapy27 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:38 pm

Thanks folks :D :D :D looking back at the photos makes me want to go back again this weekend and tackle Liathach . Can't see the weather being as good as last weekend though.
Monty you will probably manage this in 3hours :D
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