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The joining together of two great mountains .

The joining together of two great mountains .


Postby martin.h » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:05 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhòr, Sgòrr Ruadh

Date walked: 08/09/2015

Time taken: 8.15 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1475m

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This is a follow up to Martin's great report on this trip, I'd just like to share my thoughts and photo's of a great day out in the mountains:

We arranged to do this walk with Martin whilst on Liathach the day before.
We were going to do Sgorr Ruadh by itself and maybe take in Fuar Tholl as well but Martin suggested doing Beinn Liath Mor, Sgurr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl in the same day, we'd done Beinn Liath Mor last year but thought doing it with Martin would give us the chance of a new munro at least so the deal was done.
We arranged for Martin to meet us at our little cottage in Kinlochewe at 8:30 Tuesday morning.
He arrived in plenty of time so gave us the opportunity not to rush about getting ready.
We set off for Achnashellach station dead on 8:30 but got held up at some roadworks. We arrived at the start point and were off walking by 9:30.
Like the day before the clouds were covering the tops, the higher we got the thinner they became and soon were treated to more cloud inversions similar to the ones we had on Liathach the day before, wonderful sights for a wonderful part of Scotland.
ImageDSC01005 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Things appearing. Fuar Tholl

ImageDSC01007 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Inversion.

ImageDSC01008 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr

ImageDSC01009 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr
ImageDSC01011 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Fuar Tholl and Sgorr Ruadh.

ImageDSC01012 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Sgorr Ruadh.

ImageDSC01013 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Torridon Mountains.

ImageDSC01014 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Liathach hiding behind Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine.

ImageDSC01015 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Big carn, Beinn Liath Mhor behind.

ImageDSC01017 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Beinn Eighe.

ImageDSC01019 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr.Sgorr Ruadh.

We arrived at the summit of Beinn Liath Mor 3.5 hrs after setting off and had the most fantastic views.

ImageDSC01021 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr Summit Beinn Liath Mhor.

ImageDSC01022 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr

ImageDSC01023 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Torridon Behind us.

ImageDSC01025 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Looking Back along the ridge, that big carn is at the far end of this shot.

ImageDSC01026 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Torridon mountains.

ImageDSC01027 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr.

We had our lunch then set off to Sgorr Ruadh down over the rough craggy mountainside onto the bealach between the two mountains.

ImageDSC01029 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Descent into the Bealach.

ImageDSC01030 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Lochan near the bealach.

The climb up to the summit is not too taxing and is steady enough and we were treated to some fine views.

ImageDSC01031 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Torridon mountains from near the summit of Sgorr Ruadh

ImageDSC01032 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Maol Chean-dearg.

ImageDSC01034 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Denise on Sgorr Ruadh.

ImageDSC01036 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Beinn Alligin and part of Liathach.

Torridon Pano.jpg
What a view.


We met Jack on the way up and found out he was attemting to climb all the munros this summer, he'd started in June and this one was No 205, what an achievement so far.

ImageDSC01039 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Happy folk on Sgorr Ruadh summit.

Looking over to Fuar Tholl it was looking a daunting prospect to include it on this walk and during the descent into the bealach the decision was made to leave it for another day, Martin had to get home, Denise and I were not in the right frame of mind to do it.
We found the stalkers path in the bealach turned left along it towards Coire Lair and eventually back to the outward path arriving back at the cars 8.1/4 hrs later.

ImageDSC01042 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Nealy in Coire Lair

ImageDSC01043 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Two great mountains, a really enjoyable day.

ImageDSC01044 by Martin Hawer, on Flickr. Coire Lair.


This was another great day out in fantastic company, Thanks to Martin for keeping us going and for making two good days even better with his wonderful sense of humour. I hope we can meet up again when we're next in Scotland.
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Re: The joining together of two great mountains .

Postby Silverhill » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:13 pm

Wow, stunning pictures! What a great day you had! :D
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Re: The joining together of two great mountains .

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:26 pm

Beautiful, one of my favourite places :clap: :clap: - thanks for posting.
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Re: The joining together of two great mountains .

Postby Fife Flyer » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:01 pm

Another good one Martin, fantastic photo's :clap: :clap:
Even the ones of you & Denise are quite good :lol: :lol:
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Re: The joining together of two great mountains .

Postby martin.h » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:17 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Another good one Martin, fantastic photo's :clap: :clap:
Even the ones of you & Denise are quite good :lol: :lol:


Thanks Martin,
Great day, great company, it was your expertise with the camera that made us look good. :lol:
Many thanks again.

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Beautiful, one of my favourite places :clap: :clap: - thanks for posting.


Thanks Huff_n_Puff
Its a great part of Scotland, the geology fascinates me and the views are addictive, great for photos. :D
Cheers

Silverhill wrote:Wow, stunning pictures! What a great day you had! :D


Thanks Silverhill,
Yes, it was one of those rare days, the sort you don't forget, especially when the true beauty of Scotland is shown at its best.
Cheers.
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Re: The joining together of two great mountains .

Postby dogplodder » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:32 pm

Great hills and what a day you got - with superb photos to prove it! :D
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