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Beinn Alligin and the Horns of Alligin

Beinn Alligin and the Horns of Alligin


Postby Jokester » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:58 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

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

Date walked: 24/10/2016

Time taken: 6.25 hours

Distance: 10.68 km

Ascent: 1258m

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Last walk of the year for me and another cracker following An Teallach a couple of weeks before. Parked at the car park just past the bridge where there is plenty of spaces. The path starts immediately over the road through the trees.

ImageIMG_0124 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
The path upwards

The path is obvious and easy going all the way to the first summit from the car park and allows you to soak in the incredible Torridon scenery.

ImageIMG_0127 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

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The gap

ImageIMG_0154 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0158 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Having completed both Munros, it would be a crime not to continue on over the horns.

ImageIMG_0159 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Looking up the scramble to the first horn

ImageIMG_0162 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Looking back at the two Munros

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The next horn

ImageIMG_0179 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Looking back at the end of the day

Thoroughly enjoyed this walk, some nice gentle scrambling over the horns, none of which I felt was particularly exposed, whilst the bypass path looked more iffy, particularly if it was wet.
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Jokester
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horns of Alligin

Postby litljortindan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:22 pm

Some great pictures there. Never tire of seeing this hill.
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horns of Alligin

Postby PerthAlly » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:54 pm

Beautiful images. A great hangover cure :D
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Re: Beinn Alligin and the Horns of Alligin

Postby Jokester » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:22 pm

Cheers guys!
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