Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday, 20 May 2021

17 to 23 February 1980 - A Week in Torridon (Part 2 of 2)

Continuing from the previous posting, on Thursday 21 February a few of us (or maybe just me and Roger) walked the entire Ben Eighe ridge apart from Creag Dubh, which I'd been up a couple of years earlier.

The header picture shows our view to the west, from the head of Coire Dubh, with Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin beyond. I'll caption the remaining pictures from this great mountain day - click on any image to view a slideshow (best on a PC with a good monitor).

Upper Loch Torridon, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg as we look west from the path around Sail Mhor

Roger admires the view from Sail Mhor, north west to Baosbheinn and Beinn an Eoin

Another view from Sail Mhor

On the ridge, heading for Ruadh-stac Mor, beyond the triple buttress,
on which cloud obscured a good photo

The view to Liathach, on which other members of our party were no doubt enjoying themselves

Roger on Ruadh-stac Mor

Roger, with Liathach in the background

The main Beinn Eighe ridge, with Liathach

Looking east to Coir an Laoigh and Sgurr Ban

Roger admires the view south west from Sgurr Ban, with Beinn Damh

Martin on Sgurr Ban (971 metres)


The view west, with Loch Kishorn

Roger on the ridge

The view to our final summit, Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe,
with the inaccessible gap to Creag Dubh visible

Climbing to Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe, our final summit

On Friday (22 February) it looks as if we had an easier day with a walk around Diabeg. Maybe it was a rainy morning so we just went out in the afternoon.

Looking towards the Torridon mountains from Alligin Shuas

Loch Torridon, and the view towards Skye

Lower Diabeg

Sunset from Diabeg

Didn't that week go quickly! We drove home on Saturday 23 February, with frequent stops to admire the views on a wonderful sunny day.

Sunrise on Loch a Chroisg (Achnasheen)

We must have taken someone to Achnasheen to catch a train home.

Returning to Kinlochewe, with the view to Kinlochewe and Loch Maree

A view towards Beinn Eighe from the chalets, just before we left for home

Goodbye Liathach

Torridon and Liathach from near Shieldaig

Beinn Bhan from Couldoran

Loch Carron

Stromeferry, a hamlet near Plockton

The Five Sisters ridge, from Shiel Bridge

Ron and Maggie admire the view to part of the Saddle range (Aonach air Chrith)

Loch Cluanie and the Saddle range (and Ken?)

The view down Loch Loyne, with Sgurr a Mhaoraich

Loch Garry

The view down Loch Lochy to Laggan

The view down Loch Lochy to Gairlochy

The Glencoe mountains, from Onich

Buachaille Etive Mor

And thence to Manchester. I wonder whether this was the time we called in to see Helen in Glasgow and noticed her engagement ring, but I suspect that was a different occasion.

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