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The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:37 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

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

Date walked: 06/06/2013

Time taken: 5.45 hours

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The hillwalkers on Red Watch were heading to Torridon to walk Beinn Alligin and asked if i'd fancy joining them and as the weather was so good how could i say no. We all met at work and headed up to Torridon, arriving at the car park and setting off at 12.15. We crossed the road and took the path that leads up to the first summit. This path climbs steeply and steadily up through the Coire nan Laogh and it's not long before the summit trigpoint of Tom na Gruagaich is reached. Once there Neal headed straight to a boulder sitting on the edge to pose for a photograph as the rest of us stood shaking our heads in amazement. Stu, who suffers from vertigo had a look over the edge at the sheer drop and suddenly had a vertigo attack. I'd never seen this before as he was visibly shaken and pale looking as he dropped back to his comfort zone. We then got a summit photo taken by another walker with Stu only going as far as the bottom of the trigpoint. We then decided to continue to Sgurr Mhor with Stu keen to get to the second summit. The ridge down from Tom na Gruagaich is rocky and scrambly and we all helped pick a route down for Stu although was finding his own way down with few problems, sticking to the west side of the ridge. Once down we followed the ridge path to the summit of Sgurr Mhor, stopping off at the gully for another photo shoot. Stu stuck to the west of the ridge rather than join the path, with this being more comfortable for him. From the gully it was a short climb to the second summit and it was here we stopped for lunch and admired The Horns. We then spoke about continueing with Stu deciding to drop down towards An Reidh-choire and return back that way. He was happy to return this way on his own which was good as none of us three were going to be missing out on The Horns :crazy: So we say our goodbyes and we head off for some fun along The Horns. There is bypass paths but we wanted to climb and scramble over the three tops so we gave the bypass paths a miss. The Horns were great fun and didn't think any of it was dodgy as we crossed over the three cairns at the summits. We the headed down to the path in the Glen and back to the carpark. We arrived back before Stu and waited on his return getting eating by the midge in the meantime. Soon Stu saunterd out from the original path at the start of the walk and we got the car keys off him and set off to Glen Torridon to look for a camping spot for the night. We found one at the foot of Liathach and soon had the tents pitched and the beer out while Pablo went searching for firewood to get a fire going. It was a great walk guys and a good laugh camping, cheers. Ps Stu jumps out of aeroplanes, get your head round that if you can :shock:
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Beinn Damh

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Route through the Coire

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Beinn Eighe & Liathach

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Sgurr Mhor & The Horns

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Liathach

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Mountains south of Liathach

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Baosbheinn & Sgurr Mhor

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Neil living on the edge

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View south from the summit

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Tom na Gruagaich summit

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The Horns

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At the gully

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Lord Neils seat

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Thats as close as i'm going

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View to Fisherfield

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Beinn Eighe

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Liathach

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Sgurr Mhor summit

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Stu missing from his perch

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Pablo & The Flowerdale Forest

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Pablo, myself & Liathach

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Beinn Alligin

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The campsite

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The firewood

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The fire
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby gmr82 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:19 pm

Lovely report, cracking story re: Stu and him jumping out of planes :lol:

Is that a couple of new Munros to your tally?
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby mrssanta » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:33 pm

Aren't people fascinating!
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:26 pm

:D Vertigo and planes eh .... glé mhath :clap: :clap:

Hope you put thon fire out :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby ceaser » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:23 am

What's wrong you didn't take the fat marine with you jonny, is he still kidding on hes got bad knees :)
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:22 pm

enjoyed that, JC - yet to get here, hope I get as good weather as you ! - cheers :)
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby simon-b » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:43 pm

A superb route and a great story, Johnny. The area looks magnificent. I'm staying by Loch Ewe during the last two weeks of June; whether I get to the Torridons or not will depend on the weather. It's best to look on the bright side - fine weather, you stay dry and get great views; wet, windy weather means no midges! You definitely got the views.
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby Peter913 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:20 am

Nice report can i ask what camera your using and what settings as most your images are over exposed to bright

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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:00 pm

gmr82 wrote:Lovely report, cracking story re: Stu and him jumping out of planes :lol:

Is that a couple of new Munros to your tally?
Cheers, yes 2 new Munros for me, my first since October :D
mrssanta wrote:Aren't people fascinating!
They are indeed :D
Collaciotach wrote::D Vertigo and planes eh .... glé mhath :clap: :clap:

Hope you put thon fire out :lol: :lol:
Cheers, It was the first fire we've put out this year :lol:
ceaser wrote:What's wrong you didn't take the fat marine with you jonny, is he still kidding on hes got bad knees :)
The fat marines too busy at his desk :crazy:
rockhopper wrote:enjoyed that, JC - yet to get here, hope I get as good weather as you ! - cheers :)
Cheers :D
simon-b wrote:A superb route and a great story, Johnny. The area looks magnificent. I'm staying by Loch Ewe during the last two weeks of June; whether I get to the Torridons or not will depend on the weather. It's best to look on the bright side - fine weather, you stay dry and get great views; wet, windy weather means no midges! You definitely got the views.
Thanks Simon, it's one of the best areas in Scotland, best kept for fine sunny days :D
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:03 pm

Peter913 wrote:Nice report can i ask what camera your using and what settings as most your images are over exposed to bright

Peter
Hi Peter it's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 although not sure what settings it's on. Neil noticed the brightness during the walk and changed the exposure. Thanks for your interest :D
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Re: The Fireboys on Beinn Alligin and the Horns

Postby Gavin99 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:41 pm

Nice one JC , sounds like a great day out was had by all , hope to get up there soon . A grand bit of kindling you found there :D
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