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Spidean a Choire Leith
by litljortindan » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:14 pm
Route description: Liathach, Glen Torridon
Munros included on this walk: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Spidean a' Choire Leith (Liathach)
Date walked: 08/02/2001
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1345m2 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).
The summit was something else, the air crystal clear and such a strong contrast between the red and pink of morning, the blue of the sky and the white and blue of the snow. Skye and Ben Bhan were the clearest I have ever seen from such a distance.
I didn't have and don't have the skills or confidence to continue west from that point in the snow but it was still well worth the effort of climbing to that single point.
by AnnieMacD » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:33 pm
by rockhopper » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:49 pm
by litljortindan » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:56 pm
AnnieMacD wrote:Ooooh, fantastic pics! Were the first two taken when you were in peril? I can't imagine losing the path up there - how on earth did you get back on track? There's not much room for making errors
The first one is from the shoogly stance. I think retreating downwards must have brought me back on track because I don't recall further difficulties getting onto the ridge but a lot of the path was under fresh snow so difficult to pick out. After that first shoogly stance photo I came to my senses.
by litljortindan » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:00 pm
rockhopper wrote:Great set of photos Was happy enough walking these hills in late summer (despite the clag) but not at all sure I'd be so happy in snow ! - cheers
Glad you like them. I think that was a fair bit of soft snow on the way up but quite crispy and solid on the ridge.
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