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Stunning Beinn Alligin

Stunning Beinn Alligin


Postby jamesb63 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:05 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Date walked: 14/06/2016

Time taken: 4.15 hours

Distance: 13.6 km

Ascent: 1330m

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This was day 1 of my trip to Torridon we had booked a nice cottage in the village
for 5 days the views all around were very impressive and with Laithach as a backdrop
to the cottage what more could I ask for
we drove to the carpark and set off at 9am first car to arrive I had decided to tackle this
anti clockwise so my wife could have a little walk with myself and the dogs
to the foot of the main ascent up onto the horns

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The Horns from the approach path


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Looking straight onto An t-sail Bheg


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Laithach looking awesome


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locals having a look


The first part on the ascent went fairly easy with just 1 point near the top
were I gave the dogs a help be pushing them up
then it was onto horn number 1 that also was very esy going up with just a couple of points
on the downclimb where we were able to move around the more awkward parts
the next 2 horns were easier so we were soon over them and onto the pull up to Sgurr Mor

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Looking over to Tom Na Gruagaich


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going over the horns


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Loch Toll nam Biast


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over Loch Torridon to Beinn Damh


The vistas were changing all around the higher we got it was just sublime
what a day it was and it was not too warm just perfect for walking :D
just over an hour after setting out we were on the summit of Sgurr Mor
and it was stunning looking out over Torridon and far far beyond
words cant describe the feeling of joy just to be here and all alone not a soul in sight

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Sgurr Mor summit


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Looking over to Trotternish


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North to Gairloch


After a short stop for a LOT of pics it was then time to head now for Tom Na Gruagaich
passing the Black Cleft

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Laithach magical


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The Black cleft Eag Dhubh


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Tom Na Gruagaich


The ridge over was very easy going did notice that work had been done on
badly eroded parts and re-growth was taking place on the netting that had been
put it place to help
On the Ascent over up to Tom Na Gruagaich I met a couple the first of the day
Once I reached the cairn there was another lady reading a book and just enjoying
the day ,

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Summit of Tom Na Gruagaich


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Beinn Eighe


Having taken a LOT more pics I headed along to start to descent back down
to the starting point ,but as my wife had taken the car I knew the walk back
would be into Torridon village to the cottage but on a day like this
it would only add to the greatness of the walk :D :D :D

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Start of the descent path
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from the road walking back to Torridon Sgorr a'Chadail
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Waterfall on the Abhainn Coire Mhic Nobuill at the carpark bridge
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Scramblers on Na Fasreidhnean
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Re: Stunning Beinn Alligin

Postby jamesb63 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:10 pm

Some more pics of my walk :D :D

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Scramblers on Na Fasreidhnean


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Sgorr Chadail from the Torridon road


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Torridon Village nearing the end of the walk
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Re: Stunning Beinn Alligin

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:45 pm

Glad you had good weather for yours Torridon trips 8)
Great views and some beautiful shots !
Well done again James & dogs ! :D :clap:

P.S. I did Liathach today...finally ( started the climb at 03:15 am ) :wink:
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Re: Stunning Beinn Alligin

Postby jamesb63 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:57 pm

Many thanks Petr it was very enjoyable
I also done Liathach on Friday in thick clag :(
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Re: Stunning Beinn Alligin

Postby Emmanuelle » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:10 am

I met the guys who were rebuilding the path a few years ago when they were staying at the YH (as was I) and the guy who led the work party was really nice. I didn't know that is what they were about until I met them again on the hill actually doing the work the next morning. Hard graft that was. I'm glad their efforts paid off.

Great pics. Being Alligin is one of my favourite hills in Scotland and I love seeing it from a distance.
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Re: Stunning Beinn Alligin

Postby jamesb63 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:36 pm

Emmanuelle wrote:I met the guys who were rebuilding the path a few years ago when they were staying at the YH (as was I) and the guy who led the work party was really nice. I didn't know that is what they were about until I met them again on the hill actually doing the work the next morning. Hard graft that was. I'm glad their efforts paid off.

Great pics. Being Alligin is one of my favourite hills in Scotland and I love seeing it from a distance.


Hard graft these guys do is an understatement when you see some of the boulders they move about
and I wholly agree with you Beinn Alligin is a Jewel in the Torridon crown
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