Beinn Eighe (western summits)
Beinn Eighe is the bulkiest of the trinity of great Torridon peaks. The western half of its ridge contains both of its two Munros. This section of the ridge makes a fine traverse with magnificent views; it may involve less scrambling than Beinn Alligin or Liathach, but compensation comes when Coire Mhic Fhearchair is reached during the descent; this is the most spectacular of all Torridon's corries.
A well-walked route; there is a clear but steep path up to the ridge, which is rocky and rough, with some mild scrambling. The descent to Coire Mhic Fhearchair is down a very steep and eroded scree chute requiring great care. From the lochan, a good stalkers path leads back to the start.
None to start.
Car park just west of the bridge over the Allt a Choire Dhuibh Mhoir.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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