Beinn Alligin, Torridon

Walk a great Munro

The fabulous website ‘Walk Highlands‘ puts three of our local Munros in their top ten of the Finest Munros and this is what they say:

Beinn Alligin, Torridon

We make no excuses for including all the three Torridon giants in this list, and Beinn Alligin well deserves its name which means the Jewelled Mountain. This magnificent pair of Munros has its own pinnacle ridge – the Horns of Alligin. Its position on the seaward side of Torridon makes it an unmatched viewpoint, with Skye and the sea on one side, and the Horns providing a striking foreground to the neighbouring great peaks on the other.

Beinn Eighe, Torridon

Beinn Eighe is the largest though not the highest of the Torridon giants, its enormous scree-girt ridge having two Munros but really requiring more than one visit to do full justice – most baggers miss the Black Carls scramble and the eastern part of the ridge. As with Liathach, its finest features are on the northern side, with the great Triple Buttress of Coire Mhic Fhearchair being a great showplace.

Liathach, Torridon

Liathach is the central and perhaps the finest of the three great mountains of Torridon. Its higher Munro – Spidean a’ Choire Leith – looks quite impregnable from most directions, and even the easiest ascent involves a little scrambling. Beyond it the mountain simply becomes even more dramatic as the ridge is riven into the spectacular Am Fasarinen pinnacles – offering either a thrilling scramble or a vertiginous bypass path. The hidden northern side of Liathach is even more spectacular than the great wall above Glen Torridon – and is well worth exploring.

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