SYHA Munros course 28/08/17
Iain, Alison and Mickey.
With the threat of wet and wild weather for days two and three, we decided to attempt the traverse of Liathach with the feeling that if it was a long day, we wouldn’t be working too hard tomorrow given the forecast. The legs got a good workout and as time was ticking along, we took the bypass path on the South side of the Pinnacles to keep things moving.. What a great path, precipitous but easy on the legs!
There was a bit of digging deep into the reserves as we reached Mullach an Rathain at the West end, and after a lengthy descent we got back for a well deserved tea.
With Rain bouncing of the Youth hostel and gale force winds at the summits we went for a low level walk round the back of Beinn Eighe to hopefully get some views. Around lunchtime the rain stopped, we got our views and by the time we got back to the car we were dry. It turned out pretty nice in the glen, and we walked round to the Torridon Inn for a lovely meal later on.
Windy and dry forecast, and tired legs, we headed up to bag Tom na Gruagaich, one of the Munros on Beinn Alligin (the jewel mountain of Torridon). It was pretty windy near the summit, which caused some worry, but we got there and enjoyed some stunning Torridon views and then got ourselves back down the coire to shelter for lunch. The sun was out with a good stiff breeze so no midgies.. awesome!