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Awesome Alligin

Awesome Alligin


Postby ridgerunner » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:26 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

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

Date walked: 29/04/2018

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10 km

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Having climbed this circuit 20 years ago in the cloud it was time to do it on a good day.
Sunday looked perfect and i was keen to do it before the midges arrived as on the previous trip i had to sprint from the carpark to escape them [leaving my poles in the boot]
Most people seem to do this mountain clockwise but i repeated it anti-clockwise.
This gives a very easy walk up Corrie Mhic Nobaill with constantly changing views of Beinn Alligin .
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First view once out the lower woods of Sgurr Mhor and the horns

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Looking back to start

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looking at the ascent to An t sail bheg

I was surprised i could not see a path up to the horns but it has been crafted so beautifully into the rock terraces that it really blends in and is a joy to ascend with some scrambling if wished.
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Looking across to Tom Na Gruagaich on left

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Bypass path

I was surprised to see that this bypass was much more obvious than upward path.
Much enjoyable scrambling followded.
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Downclimb with beinn Damh centre across Loch Torridon

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close up of one of the tors

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looking back at downclimb

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Upclimb up the centre.

Its not just loose pebbles to worry about , this male Ptarmigan was not for moving. I thought i had the yellowish female in the photo but can't see her.
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Ptarmigan

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looking back along the horns with Liathach to the right

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From Sgurr Mhor with TnaG behind. Skye far distance

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Looking back at the horns with Beinn Dearg running parallel behind

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Sgurr Mhor, the horns, Beinn Dearg

Rather than coming down the middle of Coir nan Laogh i came down the rim to the south side [Na Fasreidhnean].
This gave good views over Loch Torridon and was a natural path with no erosion. So although it was steep it felt secure.
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Came down the sunlit diagonal from top left to centre

As there is very little to see from the carpark i drove over to the Torridon Hotel where you get great views of the mountain.
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The Horns are behind the tree.

Fantastic day out.
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Re: Awesome Alligin

Postby onsen » Tue May 01, 2018 3:45 am

Stunning scenery.... :thumbup:
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Re: Awesome Alligin

Postby Nigels3011 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:38 pm

Nice. Brought back memories - it was my last Munro.
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