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LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.


by Bod » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:50 pm

Route description: Liathach, Glen Torridon

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

Date walked: 15/10/2012

Time taken: 8.2 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 1221m

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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Jambo235 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:22 pm

Haha, the previous report you posted was about two of the 'Bridge of Orchys' which I read having just planned a trip there the following weekend. I read this a few days ago having just got a weekend (tomorrow and Sunday) in Torridon to do Liathach and Beinn Alligin sorted! At what point would this 'following of your footsteps' become spooky?
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Bod » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:25 pm

Wow! To all your amazing comments everyone :D :D :D
Please excuse me for not replying to all of you individually, but to each of you, thank you :clap:
I do love to share experiences on walkhighlands and it can be difficult at times to find the time to read through reports and pay due regard to making compliments, but I had better just do that even more now ..... :lol:
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby martyn » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:02 pm

Wow!
Great report. Great photos.
That's my appetite well and truly whetted.
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Bod » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:07 pm

martyn wrote:Wow!
Great report. Great photos.
That's my appetite well and truly whetted.


Cheers martyn, thank you. I hope you are as lucky as we were and get some clear conditions to allow you to see over the ridge and surrounding areas when you get to Liathach. I was up Beinn Alligin a long time ago and have always found Torridon a very special place :wink: :D :D
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby wotnowalshy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:05 pm

Great stuff there.
I did the bypass path earlier this year and found it pretty unnerving all the way along it! I'll stick to the pinnacles next time - at least there's something to hold on to!
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby dogplodder » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:54 am

I agree with GLW - this is a fabulous report! :clap:

I wish I'd taken photos like these. :mrgreen:
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Reginald Rat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:18 pm

Stunning photos. I mostly haven't ventured far from the Cairngorms to date (being close to home) - this definately provides inspiration to rectify that next year...
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Bod » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:34 pm

Reginald Rat wrote:Stunning photos. I mostly haven't ventured far from the Cairngorms to date (being close to home) - this definately provides inspiration to rectify that next year...


Good evening RR, great stuff with your adventures above and below water level. Loved your report too :D :D :D

Look forward to hearing and seeing more of your tales of trips north, east, south and west :wink:
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Biffster » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:05 pm

Wow! Suddenly I'm inspired to get my butt out there! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Bod » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:32 pm

Biffster wrote:Wow! Suddenly I'm inspired to get my butt out there! Thanks for sharing.



You are most welcome Biffster, always great to share what you can of these wonderful days! So tell me have you got up off your butt since posting :wink: :D :lol:
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby davetherave » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:46 am

Bod and Co,

What a fabulous report accompanied with superb pictures.

Im not on WH as much now, and when I am , I'm fairly selective on reports that I have time to read. So glad I took the time on this occasion.

When our time comes I dont have a clue how wee will tackle it, I have thought about starting from the North side of the mountain and bagging the western Munro first and then moving along the ridge on a Easterly direction and catching the Northerly Munro last.

What do you think for the dogs..... pinnacles or the bypass?

Thanks for sharing this top class report.

Dave.
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Bod » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:47 pm

davetherave wrote:Bod and Co,

What a fabulous report accompanied with superb pictures.

Im not on WH as much now, and when I am , I'm fairly selective on reports that I have time to read. So glad I took the time on this occasion.

When our time comes I dont have a clue how wee will tackle it, I have thought about starting from the North side of the mountain and bagging the western Munro first and then moving along the ridge on a Easterly direction and catching the Northerly Munro last.

What do you think for the dogs..... pinnacles or the bypass?

Thanks for sharing this top class report.

Dave.


Hi Dave,
Thanks for that lovely feedback :D
As you see I never took Ritchie (our reasonably heavy set golden lab) as these are not an ideal set of hills for dogs. There are the pinnacles and a slighty tougher area of boulders than normal to negotiate. Obviously, dogs do cross over, we saw a collie on the boulders. Awkward though, I would suggest provided you are confident with your experienced dogs, a perfect day weatherwise is required. Easier bypasses on the smaller pinnacles, but hopefully you'll get over the big one, not a good bypass there with dogs. We used it due to snow conditions on top.
Enjoy :) :wink: :D
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Re: LIATHACH - a tantalising daunder in Glen Torridon.

Postby Chris Mac » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09 pm

Simply stunning....!! I felt dizzy looking and some of those photo's! Thank you. :clap:

And congrats on the recent compleations, the video was brilliant and it looked like you had a great time. Iain said lots of whisky was enjoyed to celebrate afterwards! :lol:

The more photo's of Torridon I see the more I want to go there... :shock: :D
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