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Torridon Munros course

Over the last 3 days i have been on the Torridon Munros course.


Day 1 Beinn Alligin,

Beinn Alligin was a good start to the Torridon Munros course, with I being a shorter route and a good intro to Torridon scrambling over the Horns of Alligin. We got 3 seasons in a day: drizzle, sleet and sunshine. With good views once the cloud cleared the team did well getting over the 2 munros, despite the mini blizzard on the summits.


With the sun coming out and the clouds clearing we made our way over the simple rocky steps of the Horns before descending in the sunshine.


Day 2, Liathach,

We started today with a fresh dusting of snow on Liathach down to about 700m, but I was confident that it wouldn’t stick around. On the steep ascent up we got another heavy snow shower which added to the drama of the mountains. Once on the tops we made steady progress over the boulders and onto the famous Pinnacles which were now snow free, dry and in the sun. More superb views all around.


Day 3, Beinn Eighe,

A shame to break the habit of the good weather, we started off in bright sunshine which stayed around all day. A quick walk around to the Triple buttress corrie at the back of Beinn Eighe saw us with a simple ascent up the rocky gully and the ridge to ourselves. Along the ridge to the munros we stopped many times to take photos out to the west coast, Liathach and across to Beinn Alligin, completing the 6 munros over the 3 days and 3 classic ridge lines. The Torridon munros delivered again.


For more info for this course next year see https://www.thehighlandmountaincompany.co.uk/torridonmunros