Monday, July 18, 2011

Liathach Torridon Scotland July 2011

Liathach from Ling Hut.

We were fortunate enough to enjoy some sun on a walking break in Torridon in July 2011. Based at the Ling Hut, we walked for four days out of five, climbing the fantastic hills of Beinn Alligin, Liathach, Beinn Eighe and Slioch.

Torridon really is one of my very favourite parts of Scotland. The mountains themselves are classics, with superb paths giving way to some great scrambles. The proximity of the sea, high lochans and rushing waters make for great scenery. The wildlife is stunning and we enjoyed close encounters with deer, ptarmigan, ring ouzel and enjoyed being piped home by the sand piper every evening.

The Ling Hut itself was perfect, nestled beneath the 'Corrie of a thousand hillocks' it provides basic facilities including an excellent drying room. It is one of the Huts run by the Scottish Mountaineering Club which can be hired by Climbing Clubs and members of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

Beinn Dearg from Liathach.

Upper Loch Torridon from Mullach an Rathain.

Beinn Eighe from Liathach.

Looking West over pinnacles to Mullach an Rathain, Liathach.

On the Am Fasarinen pinnacles.

Spidean a' Choire Leith, Liathach, Torridon.

A friendly deer on the Torridon hills.

Ling Hut, Torridon, Scotland.

'Corrie of a thousand hillocks' above Ling Hut.

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