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The Torridon Giants

Sat 2 - Mon 4th July and Fri 19 - Sun 21st August 2022

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About the event:

There are a few epic ranges on the mainland of Scotland. And the Torridon Range is one of them. Everything is eerie and mysterious about the Torridon Munros. Torridonian Sandstone is ancient. Among the most ancient rock groups in Britain.


Even the widespread lichen Rhizocarpon geographicum - easily spotted by it's bright green and black spotted thallus is turned purple here.

When you first see Liathach from the winding single track road between Kinlochewe and Torridon, it captures the eye. A wall. A fortress. Impenetrable. How do you even get there??

Well there are faint paths leading up the three giants: Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligin. A few weaknesses in their mighty armour. Once up, there are two Munros on each and a whole host of Munro tops (of Munro height but deemed to be too close to their parent summit to be a Munro in their own right).

On Liathach there are knife edge ridges, pinnacles and steep drops. A bypass track largely misses out the pinnacles but in places even this is not for the faint hearted. Beinn Alligin has the three Horns of Alligin. But once you've made it to the ridges, they are wonderful days to just explore, experience, see and touch. The Torridon giants are ancient! Although most hover just below 1,000m what they lack in height they make up for in stature.

Munros:

Beinn Alligin: Tom na Gruagaich (922m / 3,025ft) & Sgurr Mor (986m / 3,235ft)

Liathach: Spidean a' Choire Leith (1,055m / 3,461ft) & Mullach an Rathain (1,023m / 3,356ft)

Beinn Eighe: Spidean Coire nan Clach (977m / 3,205ft) & Ruach-stac Mor (1,010m / 3,314ft)


I'm offering three trips to this incredible area. in 2022 If you wish to book for more than one person please get in touch as they are all nearly full (as of 08.05.22)

Meeting Point:

09:00am The Gorse Bush, Kinlochewe IV22 2PE. To view the start point on Google Maps, please click here. This will open in a separate tab. Nearer the time I may well send out a more detailed meeting point at the start of one of the mountains once weather conditions become apparent.

Difficulty:

These are big and challenging hills and will require good fitness and a head for heights. There is easy scrambling on all of the giants. There are relatively good tracks throughout the area though some are extremely steep and the bypass tracks still need a head for heights.

Cost:

The three days guiding costs £269 per person.

16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You will need to provide your own transport, travel insurance and accommodation.

Numbers:

I can take a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 2 for the trip to proceed. If there are fewer than the minimum numbers you will be offered a full refund. If you want to book more places, I will try and bring in another guide but please get in touch to discuss.

Equipment:

Please see the All Activities section of the kit list here. Walking poles for the descents are recommended!

Images from Past Events

To Book

If you want to chat to me about the event then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions too.


To book simply click 'Register Now' and follow the instructions (or on mobile, the link below). You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the event.

Please ensure you've read the booking Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.

Please check carefully which tickets you are booking and for how many. We try and be flexible but of course that brings loads of options!


I ONLY HAVE ONE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR EACH OF THE THREE TRIPS. IF YOU WANT TO BOOK MORE SPACES PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.


Book Torridon Giants - 2-4th July 2022


Book Torridon Giants - 19-21st August 2022