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by 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: 1200m8 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).
An earlyish start at dawn heading up Coir nan Laogh.
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
Looking down the gully on the way up to Sgurr Mhor
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.
On the way down towards them I thought I'd get one last picture before my impending doom
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 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
The route is very straight forward and good fun, I was pleased I'd carried on.
The light was just starting to fade on the way down Coire Mhic Nobuil.
Great day out but very disappointed that the Torridon Inn was closed so headed to Shieldaig for a much needed Guinness
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
by The Rodmiester » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:01 pm
by Silverhill » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:08 pm
You did say Liathach was the end of 10 days walking. Can we look forward to more great reports?
by johnrich » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 am
by Alastair S » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:54 pm
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