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Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:56 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ruadh-stac Mor (Beinn Eighe), Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Date walked: 03/08/2014

Time taken: 16 hours

Distance: 32 km

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If I was to nominate my favourite area of the Gaidhealtachd ? , to many to choose eh but at a rough thought I would normally look no further than ......

Na Garbh Criochan Tuath agus a Deas or The rough bounds from Loch Nevis to the foot of Loch Sheil and South to the Linnhe Seilach

Then again I am also partial to Western Perthshire especially Glen Lyon and Lochaidh where the language on the landscape of that beautiful country of Braigh Albainn draws something inside me.

I now have to add Torridon to this list ...where is it going to stop ? ffs .

20/07/14 Beinn Eighe - Usual route and the long trek into Choire Dhuibh Mhoir and up to the lochan and the scree access route onto the bealach

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Lochan Mhic Fhearchair


A wee bit overcast at this point but the promise of a burn was in the air and the scree is fine with plenty hand holds to keep the feet steady

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Druim an Iar


Once on the Bealach it is a straightforward haul left to Ruaidh Stac Mor

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Suas agus Ruadh Stac Mor


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Air a mhullaich


Bha an t side a thogail ...weather was now burning off rapidly and great views all round with Liathaich starting to show herself

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Liathaich


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Liathaich


and over to Beinn Eighe and Sgurr Mor

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An rathad suas


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Clach Garbh


Bha sinn aithghearr air a mhullach ... great landscapes all around .

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Mullach , Sgurr Mor


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Abair duthaich a'Torbheartan .. quite a country Torridon a black and white hue to it but outstandingly bonnie !.

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Dubh is Geal


21/0714 - Beinn Alligin

We relocated to Sands at Gearr Loch for camping purposes as Mrs C likes a shower great campsite and handy enough for the drive back to Torridon although she had to suffer my Fergie imitations as wee drove the shore of Loch Maree ...

Show me Airigh `n Eilean, below me Loch Maree,
Leave me to my solitude and let me wander free
To climb the rocky mountains and search the glen below
For a fine ten pointer or a royal `o`.

A fine lyricist as Mr MacDonald of Moidart :D

Off up Beinn Alligin 9am no troubles in gaining the Coire and another breath taking day in the high country ....

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Beinn Alligin


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Druim na h eigeachd


A surprising quick but welcome ascent takes you to the summit and outstanding views

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Baosbheinn agus Spidean Coire a Chlach


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Abair Duthaich


We sat around for an hour before descending on and over to Spidean Coire a Chlach again easy going but with care as pretty steep drops

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Air ais


Agus a dh 'aithghearr air a mhullaich

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Carn


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Na h Eigheachd


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Baosbheinn a ribhist


I convinced Mrs C that a wee scramble over na h eigheachd would be a good route down and she fell for it :wink: honestly not much to this "horns" and good craic if no a wee bit steep in places .

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Air Cuil


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A wee bit over 8hrs for both these hills but a day for taking your time and acknowledging what a beautiful part of the Gaidhealtachd we have in a Torridon and what a diverse wee country we live in ...time to take your place in the community of nations Scotland .

Bu Choir / YES in September 2014

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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:05 pm

Great stuff Colla. So when you were on Alligin, i was on the two Corbetts waving to you :lol:
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:29 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Great stuff Colla. So when you were on Alligin, i was on the two Corbetts waving to you :lol:


haha indeed ,great hills !
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:35 pm

Beautiful pictures Colla. An area i loved walking in
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby rockhopper » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:04 pm

nice one, Colla - good first day, even better second day - great walking area to add to your list - cheers :)
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby AnnieMacD » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:49 pm

Yeah, you've discovered Torridon at last! West is best, remember. Fabulous days you got.

BTW the second hill on Beinn Alligin is Sgurr Mor not Spidean Choire nan Clach - that's Beinn Eighe (you've got them back to front!)
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby dooterbang » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:31 am

Lovely :)

Torridon is a stunning area....but Assynt still is best :wink:

Nice to see you venture up the coast.
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby scottishkennyg » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:26 pm

Nice TR colla..some superb pictures there and grand weather too.
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:41 pm

Moran taing a charaidean :D
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Re: Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon

Postby CharlesT » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:01 pm

Great report and pics of my first and lasting love of the Highlands - Torridon. Even better when it's frozen solid and snow covered. Brought back some fine memories. Thanks.

As one Mr Morrison once said "The west is the best, get here and we'll do the rest" :D
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