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Liathach

Liathach


Postby Backpacker » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:36 pm

Route description: Liathach, Glen Torridon

Munros included on this walk: Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Spidean a'Choire Leith (Liathach)

Date walked: 07/09/2019

Time taken: 7.75 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 1326m

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What an absolutely awesome day this was, set off at 0730 and headed up the usual path to the ridge, took in the top of Stuc a Choire Dhuibh Bhig before heading back to tackle the rest. Spideab a Choire Leith was hit in good time, the boulders towards the pinnacles took an absolute age. I took the bypass path, in hindsight not the best of ideas, 90% of it is fine, just a few sections where its no more than 6" wide and wet, coupled with a 3000' drop straight down, just clung on to anything and inched myself round those sections and made it without incident. 2nd summit was reached no bother. The descent was steeeeep and I thought at a couple of points my knees were going buckle but what a magnificent mountain. Had to stop for a snooze on the way home as I think the adrenaline had worn off.
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