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Ben Aligin

Ben Aligin


Postby johnrich » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:19 am

Route description: Beinn Alligin

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

Date walked: 19/01/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1200m

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An earlyish start at dawn heading up Coir nan Laogh.
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The going was not too bad but still plenty of deep powder snow to wade through to reach the summit of Tom na Gruagaich with great views towards the "horns". It was quite windy on the top and the forecast gave a -24 windchill factor and it certainly felt like it so there was no time to hang about :shock:
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Looking down the gully on the way up to Sgurr Mhor
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On Sgurr Mhor I got a good view of the route ahead over the "horns" and have to say I was a little apprehensive about carrying on as they looked quite intimidating but after just spending 3 days winter climbing around Fort William I thought how bad can they be and decided to man up and go for it.
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On the way down towards them I thought I'd get one last picture before my impending doom
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As they came nearer I began to feel a bit more comfortable when I could see footprints showing roughly where the route was and then a chap appeared on the top heading down my intended route :clap: It's always nice to see someone else on the hill when your not feeling your most confident and before I knew it I was up on the ridge :D
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The route is very straight forward and good fun, I was pleased I'd carried on.
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The light was just starting to fade on the way down Coire Mhic Nobuil.
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Great day out but very disappointed that the Torridon Inn was closed so headed to Shieldaig for a much needed Guinness :o
Along the way my mobile started going a little crazy with messages, people wanting to know where I was, was I safe and had I seen the news!! I then found out about the terrible news coming from Glencoe about the avalanche tragedy :(
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby bootsandpaddles » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:39 pm

Looks amazing!!!!
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:01 pm

Fabulous area with fabulous Hills, you picked a fine but cold day. Some great pictures :D
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:31 pm

wow! :) amazing pics :D :D
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby Silverhill » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:08 pm

Another impressive walk! You do save some fine hills for winter :D Absolutely love the pictures!
You did say Liathach was the end of 10 days walking. Can we look forward to more great reports? 8)
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby soapy27 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:34 pm

Great report and photos there :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby Tomsie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:43 pm

Fantastic photo's :clap:
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby Bod » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:01 am

Amazing photos, lovely mountain! :) :) :)
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby johnrich » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 am

Thank you for all your comments, much appreciated :clap:
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Re: Ben Aligin

Postby Alastair S » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:54 pm

Great stuff & a super set of photos - particularly like the second to last one :clap: :clap: :clap:
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