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Beinn Alligin and the Horn

Beinn Alligin and the Horn


Postby davetherave » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:20 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

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

Date walked: 10/10/2010

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1260m

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Date. Sunday 10th October 2010
Completed by. Dave, Julie and Wilson
Weather. Beautiful
Time. 6.5 hrs
Distance. 12.3 km
Ascent. 1260 m
Hills.
Munro’s x 2
Corbett’s x 0
Grahams x 0


Tom Na Gruagaich and Sgurr Mhor

Starting from.

Car park North of Torridon house



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As expected the weather was beautiful, visibility was good, the sky was clear and wind was nearly non-existent. Quickly we were organised and ready for the off. Before reaching the end off the car park Julie asked if I had the water, “ flipping eck “ I new straight away I had forgotten it, it was still in our tent that was pitched opposite Liathach on the North Bank of the River Torridon.

The route that we took was the same as described on Walkhighlands except for our little detour that took us onto the top that sits to the west of Coire Nan Laogh. This cairn was soon reached. Nice views were had from here looking over Loch Torridon.

From here we back tracked for a bit and carried on until we reached Tom Na Gruagaich.

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Beinn Alligin Pano

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View to the Horns

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view from west top above the coire

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views

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Views to the East

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More to the East Beinn Dearg corbett



Note.. Until this point the Horns looked like they may have to wait. Earlier we had met 3 Irish lads as we emerged from Coire Nan Laogh. They had started in the opposite direction to us. They decided not to do the Horns and took the bypass route because of the high winds.
On emerging from the Coire we soon realised how strong the winds were… it was a bit of a battle to reach the top west of the coire, but as if by magic the winds suddenly died as we reached Tom Na Gruagaich.

Care is needed when descending North of Tom Na Gruagaich for a short distance only. From here it’s a nice walk round the rim of the coire until the next summit is reached Sgurr Mhor. Great views all around, truly amazing. And to boost the wind had stayed away so it looked like the Horns were on.
We descended East down the steepish ridge with great views of the Horns straight ahead as we went.
The climb down Sgurr Mhor prepares you well for the ascent of the Horns. There were a few hands on bits to reach the summit of the Horns but nothing to hard. There is a bypass path to the South of Na Rathanan if one so wishes to avoid the slightly airy tops.

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sgorr Mhor summit

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Steep descent of Sgorr Mhor

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Baosbheinn from the Horns

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sgorr Mhor from the Horns

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Descending the Horns with views to Liathach

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looking over Loch Torridon


Carry on down the ridge SE to meet a track that leads back through Coire MhicNobaill. The path carries on to the road and the bridge at the start of the walk.
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horn

Postby monty » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Great stuff Dave,
Excellent weather for an excellent couple of munros. I have these to do amongst lots of others so envious as hell. :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horn

Postby davetherave » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:30 pm

Was a great weekend, well Sunday and Monday.. We got the better weather for the Monday when we did the Beinn Eighe Ridge. Was a great couple days. :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horn

Postby Merry-walker » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:35 pm

I wouldn't have the nerve to do that, especially with the dog, well done you for getting it done,

ab fab!!! :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horn

Postby andyfitz » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:46 am

That looks magic! I'm not sure the word steep does justice to the descent of Sgorr Mhor - judging by the pics. I have to get up there. I can see a sickie from work in the near future if the weather holds up.
PS - excellent dug.
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horn

Postby mountain coward » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:22 am

Either you've mastered the very difficult trick of how to make things in photos look horrifically steep or that descent from Sgurr Mor is horrendously so! :o
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horn

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:10 pm

Beautiful 8)

Such a fabulous hill :D

I'm surprised you weren't camping on the summit ;)

Another cracker Dave. 8)
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