Stay at home
Scotland is under national lockdown. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes.
Click for details
Beinn Alligin and the Horn
by 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: 1260mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Completed by. Dave, Julie and Wilson
Time. 6.5 hrs
Distance. 12.3 km
Ascent. 1260 m
Munro’s x 2
Corbett’s x 0
Grahams x 0
Tom Na Gruagaich and Sgurr Mhor
Car park North of Torridon house
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.
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.
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.
Excellent weather for an excellent couple of munros. I have these to do amongst lots of others so envious as hell.
by davetherave » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:30 pm
by Merry-walker » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:35 pm
by andyfitz » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:46 am
PS - excellent dug.
- mountain coward
Such a fabulous hill
I'm surprised you weren't camping on the summit
Another cracker Dave.
Walkhighlands community forum is advert free
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?