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Ann an Duthaich Ard ...... Torridon
by 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 km1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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
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
Once on the Bealach it is a straightforward haul left to Ruaidh Stac Mor
Bha an t side a thogail ...weather was now burning off rapidly and great views all round with Liathaich starting to show herself
and over to Beinn Eighe and Sgurr Mor
Bha sinn aithghearr air a mhullach ... great landscapes all around .
Abair duthaich a'Torbheartan .. quite a country Torridon a black and white hue to it but outstandingly bonnie !.
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
Off up Beinn Alligin 9am no troubles in gaining the Coire and another breath taking day in the high country ....
A surprising quick but welcome ascent takes you to the summit and outstanding views
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
Agus a dh 'aithghearr air a mhullaich
I convinced Mrs C that a wee scramble over na h eigheachd would be a good route down and she fell for it honestly not much to this "horns" and good craic if no a wee bit steep in places .
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
by Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:05 pm
by 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
haha indeed ,great hills !
by mountain thyme » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:35 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:04 pm
by AnnieMacD » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:49 pm
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!)
by dooterbang » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:31 am
Torridon is a stunning area....but Assynt still is best
Nice to see you venture up the coast.
by scottishkennyg » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:26 pm
by Collaciotach » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:41 pm
by CharlesT » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:01 pm
As one Mr Morrison once said "The west is the best, get here and we'll do the rest"