Torridon Meet,16-18 November 2018

We had a full house at the weekend meet to Torridon, with glorious weather. Ten people stayed in the small but very nice Mol Mor bunkhouse at the head of Loch Torridon.  Four more members came as day visitors (Miha was enthusiastic enough to come both days); and a couple of people stayed in their vans.

Parties from the club ranged over Beinn Alligin, Beinn Damh, Beinn Dearg, Slioch, Sgurr Dubh, Liathach and Glas Bheinn at Lochcarron in fine, clear weather. I suppose it would be churlish to suggest that a little snow on the tops would have made the photographers supremely happy. As it was, we had to make do with crisp, clear light with a wonderful red glow on the hills as the sun went down.  On both nights there were strong winds which died down during the day to give very pleasant walking. This is the classic photo of Beinn Eighe from Loch Clair above.

Saturday saw Steve and Shona heading off to Slioch; while Kirsty, Michael and Arthur took in the Ben Alligin Munros.  Miha, Daniel, Nell and Dougie scrambled over Beinn Dearg – a rocky Corbett usually neglected in favour of its more famous neighbours. Richard, Catherine, Marion and Peter headed to the south of the glen for a fine walk on Ben Damh.

The young(er) team of Kirsty, Daniel, Miha and Shona had a great day on Sunday scrambling over the Liathach pinnacles. A more sedate outing on Sgurr Dubh from Loch Clair – inexplicably neglected in guides to the hill – gave Arthur, Dougie, Michael, Nell and Catherine a very enjoyable day.  Marion and Peter went for a delightful low-level walk.

Day visitors Robin, Ewen and Masoud met up with Steve and Richard for an ascent of Glas Bheinn, just NE of Lochcarron; they were entranced by the superb visibility over to the Small Isles and Skye, and the amazing shadows cast on the rugged terrain by the low sun.  It must have been a good weekend because Daniel was motivated to join the IMC; welcome to him.

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