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Liathach.........not as hairy scary as I'd imagined

Liathach.........not as hairy scary as I'd imagined


by PeteR » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:35 pm

Route description: Liathach, Glen Torridon

Munros included on this walk: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Spidean a'Choire Leith (Liathach)

Date walked: 14/05/2016

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Re: Liathach.........not as hairy scary as I'd imagined

Postby litljortindan » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:13 pm

A classic indeed and very well recorded. Over five traverses never found the pinnacles a problem apart from one long narrow horizontal block near the start that I've always crossed a' cheval. On one occasion a companion calmly strode across it as if it was a bit of pavement. Did also have a nervous November traverse with little spots of ice here and there and someone constantly barking at me to get a move on.
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Re: Liathach.........not as hairy scary as I'd imagined

Postby dooterbang » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:28 pm

Looks familiar :wink:

Great detailed report. Like you I was apprehensive but at the end of the day it was well within my comfort zone, which made it very enjoyable....so much so I did it again the following week :D

Superb!
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Re: Liathach.........not as hairy scary as I'd imagined

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:19 pm

Excellent report ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Very well described route and feelings...all about Liathach...perfect ! :thumbup:
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Re: Liathach.........not as hairy scary as I'd imagined

Postby redrook » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:35 pm

Borderhugh wrote:Great report Pete. Nicely detailed. This will definitely be a test of my metal. i hope to get over it with flying colours. I will take my time and enjoy it!


Mettle, not metal :wink: unless you're a cyborg.

Nice walk report, although a little bit gushy about those pinnacles :-P how would you compare it to the Aonach Eagach in terms of scrambliness/exposure? Looks great fun though and I can't wait to do the route.
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Re: Liathach.........not as hairy scary as I'd imagined

Postby bigkeith » Fri May 15, 2020 12:58 pm

I enjoyed that report and also found it really helpful, thanks. I think I feel pretty well exactly the same as you did before you did the hike - looking forward to it but apprehensive about the pinnacles. You've helped my confidence a lot; I'll wait for a nice day (hopefully...) and try it then. Better to enjoy the special scenery there too :). Great photos btw. Cheers.
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