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Two sunny days in Torridon

Two sunny days in Torridon


Postby rockhopper » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:56 pm

Route description: Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Damh, Meall a' Ghiubhais, Ruadh-stac Beag, Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine, Sgurr Dubh

Date walked: 14/07/2019

Distance: 44 km

Ascent: 3500m

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Sunday 14.7.2019 Ruadh-stac Beag, Meall a' Ghiubhais

Parked in the Beinn Eighe visitor centre car park on the SW shore of Loch Maree. Took the southerly path up past the viewpoint cairn.


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Then SW crossing the path from Anancaun and followed the Allt Loch an Tuill Bhain in a SW direction before heading up the southern flank of Ruadh-stac Beag.

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Low cloud on the surrounding hills from the summit.

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Retraced steps back down by the Allt

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Looking back

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Then headed NW up Meall a' Ghiubhais. Weather had improved by this point.

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Returned to the car park via the more northerly of the two tracks.

Slioch across Loch Maree

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Sunday 14.7.2019 Beinn Damh

Still plenty of time left in the day so drove round to the Torridon Hotel and Activity Centre car park. Crossed the road and followed the track up Beinn Damh.


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Looking back towards Torridon

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Looking towards the final section

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The weather had improved significantly since the morning at the top.

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Returned by the same route down to the car.


Monday 15.7.2019 Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine, Sgurr Dubh

Parked in the car park just up from the Ling Hut. Walked a little to the east along the road then crossed and picked up the track which heads down past Lochan an Iasgair.


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Followed the track uphill before branching off towards Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine

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More or less due east upwards to the summit

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Looking towards Sgurr Dubh

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Liathach

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Set off towards Sgurr Dubh. Complicated ground in places with lots of lochans. Was happy that visibility was good.

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Mother ptarmigan doing the “broken wing” as her chick scarpered in the opposite direction – she couldn’t tell that I was harmless.

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View across the road from the summit

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Retraced my steps down to the lochans then west down to pick up the track back to the car.

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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:28 pm

Truly stunning pics :clap: :clap: :clap: . WHAT a place!
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby Chris Mac » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:20 am

Outstanding photos Rockhopper, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:30 pm

Some of my favourite Corbetts :D Ruadh-stac Beag especially, also Beinn Damph is a real cracker. When weather smiles, Torridon is a wonderful place to be.
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby dav2930 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:10 pm

Saw this report at work earlier today and it boosted my morale no end; also made me long to be in Torridon! Superb photos showing not only how majestic these hills are but, in weather like that, how very beautiful they are too. Marvellous :clap: :clap:
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby Grisu » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:18 pm

Thanks for sharing your stunning pictures of the impressive scenery which makes my looking forward for my summer holidays next year in the Torridon. :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:35 pm

Good to see you back :clap:
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby Jaxter » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:55 am

Och that's just lovely, brightened my morning right up 8) :clap:
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby EmmaKTunskeen » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:23 am

Beautiful report. :D Love your ptarmigan as well majestic Torridon, and really glad she had chicks. Was that a sea eagle too?
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Your post are always amazing.

Bet your glad I was in the same area to ensure the fantastic weather :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: .
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby mamoset » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:06 pm

Great pics of an awesome place rh, can't wait to return myself :D
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby goingforawii » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:53 pm

Some cracking pics there RH :D Such a lovely place!
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby Sunset tripper » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:29 pm

Great pictures rockhopper. The ground going across to Sgurr Dubh is complicated indeed, we met some young ptarmigan close up there as well.
Great route down following the edge of the gorge.
Some crackin hills. All the best. :D
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby litljortindan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:28 pm

I like the look of Sgurr Dubh and I'm reminded that a friend had wanted to go there about twenty years ago so about time I made a visit on their behalf. I think I'll take the longer and easier looking way in from the east though!
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Re: Two sunny days in Torridon

Postby rockhopper » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Alteknacker, Chris Mac, BlackPanther, dav2930, Grisu, Collaciotach, Jaxter, EmmaKTunskeen, gammy leg walker, mamoset, goingforawii, Sunset tripper, litljortindan

Many thanks everyone for your comments - they're much appreciated :) It's certainly worth waiting for good weather - something at which I'm not often that good :roll:

EmmaKTunskeen wrote:Was that a sea eagle too?
I'm not sure as it was quite far away and rising. I'd like to think so as I've only seen golden eagles before but don't know. Thanks :)
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