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Usually when heading to go for a Torridonian Adventure, I find myself heading along the wonderful Glen Torridon, but today I was missing that junction and heading a little bit further along the road past Kinlochewe and parking up at The Beinn Eighe Nature reserve.
My target was a Corbett I had yet to climb and as with all Torridon Mountains, I was looking forward to this one.
Unusually for this area , it would be a long walk in before heading steeply up the hill. Ruadh Stac Beag sits hidden away on the quieter side of Beinn Eighe and wee bit of effort is required to even reach a point where you can see it! However the slog is rewarded and the rocky peak soon reveals itself as a sight outlier to the main massif of Eighe. Showing no lines of weakness (I didn’t fancy a grade 3 slabby scramble on my own) I decided to head round the back via the walkers route and stop and have lunch at Lochan Uaine – a beautiful spot. However from here it’s a steep steep , rocky pull to the top of Ruadh Stac Beag. A huge boulder field has been placed at a 45 degree angle and provides a stout defence of its summit! The urge to turn every few second to admire the view behind also adds to a rather slow ascent! Once on top, the boulder field continues to the summit, a fine spot to stop and pick out the mountains of the North West highlands on a fine day!
All routes to the top of the mountain are steep so I took a chance and descended down its steep south eastern , scree slopes , the poles came in very handy!
Next was the long walk bac out, but in magnificent scenery – I didn’t really care how long it took me – a fine outing on a fine Torridonian Mountain ….
Beinn Eighe by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Beinn Eighe Torridon by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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