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A day in the Torridon heat

A day in the Torridon heat


Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:34 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh

Corbetts included on this walk: Fuar Tholl

Date walked: 20/07/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1575m

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Loch Carran ann Taobh Siar Rois , Di haoine

In 1885 the minister of Loch Carrann (Lochcarron) parish reported to the statistical account “The language generally spoken is the Gaelic; but English is spoken by a great proportion of the younger people. Gaelic cannot be said to have lost ground for the last forty years; but it has been much corrupted by our frequent intercourse with the south, and the silly vanity of persons, who wish it to be understood,that they know something of another language."

I ve only ever played shinty here and I know the Gaelic still survives in these parts :clap: but I have never been through the Strath .

So with a grand forecast for Friday past ,so I packed the car and left for Achadh na Seileach tea time Thursday night looking to climb Beinn Liath Mhor , Sgorr Ruaidh and Fuar Thuill on Friday.

Only 2.5 hours and I was at the "train station" ! ..... chan eil moran a 'seo !

No much to see here ,so I went back along the road a bit and set up the car camp in an old forestry t point.

Strange dreams while sleeping in the car , first dream I had two punctures even went out to check when I woke up at 2am :? then later woke with a jump as the car was rolling down the brae ..... nah just another dream .......tent next time :wink:

A fhalbh suas gu Coire an Láir aig ....... 6.30am to beat the heat ,some grand Pines in here

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Coilltearachd


Agus tha an slighe math is tioram .... nice and dry underfoot and once out of the Giusachan a grand spectacle

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Coire Láir


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Sgorr Ruaidh


There is no problem on the path up to Drochaid Coire Lair and we made short work to the summit of the shoulder at 876m

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Beinn Leith Mhor


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Loch Coire Lair


Ach bha an greine a' dhearrsachd agus ro théth ...... it was very warm even this early and some nice inversions to the Ceann Talla beannan

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Sealltainn air ais


A rough stony ridge this and some grand drops down into the coire but overall no problems just a wee bit care .There are some stunning hills here in this area .

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Fuar Thuil


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Liath Bheag


The summit has extensive views all around and we were spoiled for choice today although hazy still bonnie and clear enough and that wee bit atmosphere with haze

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Ceoach


On the summit we had a break for half an hour to take in the sealleadh ,by this time it was roasting hot but a nice wee breeze was up keeping An Cu cool :wink:

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An Ghille Dubh


On our way down we picked our way down through the crags and hit the bealach at the correct spot ,wee bit tricky in places where there is wet skitter rocks. Its a steep but easy haul up to the summit of Sgorr Ruaidh with some stunning views.

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Druim agus Liathaich


The cárn is reached quickly but we headed down to the lochan at the cliffs for a break from the heat .....

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Creagan


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After a good hour we then headed off for Fuar Thuil again no real problems here but some slippy rock around the wet spots

Another nice summit and plenty time to lie around again .

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Fuar Thuill


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We dropped down the scree path back onto the good stalkers trail which took us back to the car . These hills are a good day out and fairly taxing we will be back soon :D



Cheerie an drasda
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:40 am

Great walk this one and hard going in that heat. I was on An Teallach on the same day, the hottest day ever on the hills for me. :D
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby dooterbang » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:05 pm

Shinty...what's that :? :wink: :lol: 8)

Great day to be out. Nice one.
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby robertphillips » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:38 pm

Aye it was a great day to be in the hills, a bit hot at times, was down in knowdart on saturday. :clap:
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:28 pm

robertphillips wrote:Aye it was a great day to be in the hills, a bit hot at times, was down in knowdart on saturday. :clap:


Grand place Knoydart that Corbett tally is nearly there a bhalaich :clap: :clap:
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:29 pm

dooterbang wrote:Shinty...what's that :? :wink: :lol: 8)

Great day to be out. Nice one.


Shinty ....... where a man is a man or just plain daft ::D

It was a cracker :)
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:32 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Great walk this one and hard going in that heat. I was on An Teallach on the same day, the hottest day ever on the hills for me. :D


Aye but the breeze was good on these for me , was on the Arcaig Corbett's Meall na h Eilde and neighbour the previous Wednesday and that was hotter I reckon:D
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:00 am

Cracking report and photos - did this round (minus fear tholl) a few years back - awesome views :) :clap:
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby malky_c » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:40 am

My favourite 'local' hills :D . I still haven't done this round in full, but I quite often go and do bits of it. Maybe try taking the wheels off the car if you sleep in it again :wink:

dooterbang wrote:Shinty...what's that :? :wink: :lol: 8)

They hit stuff with sticks...a bit like golf :wink:
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:58 pm

wilkiemurray wrote:Cracking report and photos - did this round (minus fear tholl) a few years back - awesome views :) :clap:


Worth the revisiting then Wilkie :D
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:59 pm

malky_c wrote:My favourite 'local' hills :D . I still haven't done this round in full, but I quite often go and do bits of it. Maybe try taking the wheels off the car if you sleep in it again :wink:

dooterbang wrote:Shinty...what's that :? :wink: :lol: 8)

They hit stuff with sticks...a bit like golf :wink:



More like an organised battle .... hellish bad for the teeth :D
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby PeteR » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:23 pm

Just a special area for me this :D And you sure struck lucky with such great weather 8) :D
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Bruno » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:12 am

Hi Colla
Lovely report as usual - one of my favourite areas. The hills round here are in a class of their own re views and situation.
Iain :)
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:37 pm

A right belter of a day even if it was on the hot side - the views from here look fantastic :thumbup: Think I need to get back here some time as I saw nothing in the clag and rain :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: A day in the Torridon heat

Postby Meatball » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:40 pm

Once again, great report!
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