Liathach, Glen Torridon

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Liathach is rated by many mountaineers and hillwalkers as Scotland's finest mountain, challenged only by An Teallach and the Cuillin of Skye. Its traverse is an expedition that will be remembered forever.


Well-trodden but very steep terrain throughout. There is mild rock scrambling en-route to the ridge, and some awkward bouldery terrain along it. The Am Fasarinen pinnacles involve some trickier scrambling, and the alternative bypass path is very exposed. The descent from Mullach an Rathain is also very steep. If unsure, hire a guide.

Public Transport

None to start.


Small parking area east of Glen Cottage. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

National Trust for Scotland. No stalking issues.

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