Liathach in TorridonLiathach, "the Grey One", is situated in the heart of the Torridon. It is a dramatic looking mountain made of terraced sandstone, above which the highest peaks are topped with quartzite blocks. Forboding on first aquantiance, there are however some chinks in Liathach's armour which has allowed rough but loose routes to develop over time.
Main route summary
For "top-baggers", things become significantly more testing as one summit, Meall Dearg, is reputed to be the most difficult 3000ft peak on the British mainland, accessed via a ridge called the "Northern Pinnacles".
Spidean a'Choire Leith (1055m, Munro 75)|
Mullach an Rathain (1023m, Munro 108)
walk : 3:40hr*, run : 2:45hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
4km east of Torridon Village
(grid ref : NG936566)
1km east of Torridon Village
(grid ref : NG915554)
Which map to choose ?
Liathach : 'the grey one'
Spidean a'Choire Leith : 'peak of the grey corrie'
Mullach an Rathain : 'summit of row of pinnacles'
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