One of the finest ridges in the UK. Liathach (“The Grey One”) dominates the skyline in Torridon. An ascent and traverse can be made east to west or vice versa with the Am Fasarinen Pinnacles providing an airy walkway amid The towering rock spires. Covering two Munro’s this is a classic mountain ridge and not to be missed for baggers and walkers alike.
I’m well acquainted with the ridge having made my first traverse nearly a decade ago and having worked it extensively. As well as the usual traverse, the mountain has technical ascents or bypass paths to make the day as thrilling as you like.
For an ascent we’d meet at 8:30 at the National Trust of Scotland Countryside Centre next to the turning for Torridon village. We can then do the shuttle required to save walking along the road at the end of the day.
Ratio’s are 1 to 6 for a walking ascent or 1 to 2 for a more technical ascent requiring the use of a rope (all technical equipment will be provided). This will be discussed with you before the booking is confirmed and means you can get the most value from this day.
A walking ascent will typically take in both Munros. I normally follow sections of the bypass path and Am Fasarinen Pinnacles depending on your aspirations and the weather conditions on the day. Whichever route we take, you can be sure it will be one not to forget through these ancient rock spires of Torridon Sandstone.
For a scrambling ascent we could look at heading up the rocky south ridge of Mullach An Rathain before the Am Fasarinen Pinnacles taking in all the best scrambling and exposed sections before we summit Spidean a’Choire Leith. Finally we can descend the eastern end of the ridge via some more scrambling and heathery slopes. Not for the faint of hart this is a memorable and rewarding day out.
Accommodation is not included