Torridon weekend

On Friday morning myself, Craig and Ewan drove up to Torridon for some winter walking and scrambling.  We went up Beinn Alligin anti clockwise with great views out west to Skye, Rassay and the western isles, with quite a few fires still on Skye visible.  There was a bit of scrambling round the summit of Na Rathanan which was enjoyable and we quickly made our way round the horse shoe before the sun went down.

On Saturday the weather was a bit more overcast but still dry and warm.  On our way up to the start of the Liathach traverse there were several ice falls at the top of the Toll a’ Meitheach river that the path follows, that came crashing down the corrie due to the warm sun.  Once on the top we made our way round the first couple of peaks along very alpine terrain and snow arêtes.  At the more technical section that gives the traverse the grade 2 I roped up Ewan and we made our way along: down climbing small sections, climbing up a few short steeper sections and making our way round the pinnacles.  Soon we were walking to the top of the 4th Munro of the weekend and the end of one of the best mountain ridge traverses in the UK.

Fortune had it that we got back to the car just as the rain started, the first I’ve seen in about a month I think!

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