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Torridon is such a diva! In 4 days Eighe, Alligin, Liathach

Torridon is such a diva! In 4 days Eighe, Alligin, Liathach


by Mancunian » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:25 pm

Munros included on this walk: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Ruadh-stac Mor (Beinn Eighe), Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Spidean a'Choire Leith (Liathach), Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Eoin

Date walked: 13/05/2015

Time taken: 96 hours

Distance: 70 km

Ascent: 4500m

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Re: Torridon is such a diva! In 4 days Eighe, Alligin, Liath

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:23 am

Mancunian wrote:
... (Btw I'm sure you know what an "Alter Knacker" in german is?)


Yep, I even know that I spelt it wrong - I'm not a lady (more haste, less speed :( - and this is one of the few personal details that you can't change ).

The thinking was, once you're well beyond 3 score, then you're an "alter Knacker". I can remember thinking - long long time ago - that anyone over 30 was pretty ancient.... :oops:
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Re: Torridon is such a diva! In 4 days Eighe, Alligin, Liath

Postby past my sell by date » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:39 am

Great walk and report - stunningly clear photos on Beinn Eighe: I seem to remember the angular quartzite there made very hard walking at times.
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Re: Torridon is such a diva! In 4 days Eighe, Alligin, Liath

Postby Mancunian » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:50 pm

Alteknacker wrote:The thinking was, once you're well beyond 3 score, then you're an "alter Knacker". I can remember thinking - long long time ago - that anyone over 30 was pretty ancient.... :oops:


:lol:
I know that kind of thinking. I am in my thirties and was shocked when some years ago young students (girls in their twenties) startend to adress me with the formal "Sie" instead of the informal "Du" (both means You in german). Made me feel very old all of a sudden because in their eyes I am now the alter knacker. :wink:
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Re: Torridon is such a diva! In 4 days Eighe, Alligin, Liath

Postby ancancha » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:23 pm

A really nice tale to read :D
Great photos of the gushing waterfall :clap:
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Re: Torridon is such a diva! In 4 days Eighe, Alligin, Liath

Postby Mancunian » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:11 am

past my sell by date wrote:Great walk and report - stunningly clear photos on Beinn Eighe: I seem to remember the angular quartzite there made very hard walking at times.



These rocks Werke horrible to walk in especially when wie missed the path up to Bheinn Eighe and landed on the scree. Nowhere else on the whole walk was moving so difficult. But apart from that the day on Bheinn Eighe was just perfect.
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