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Torridon Giants

29 - 31st May 2021

 
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The Torridon Giants - Munro Bagging

 

Saturday 29th - Monday 31st May 2021

ABOUT THE TRIP

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.


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.

Possible Mountains:

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)

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.

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DifficultyThese 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 steep and the bypass tracks still need a head for heights

Cost: The three days guiding costs £295 per person (if booking for one person), £265.50 each if booking for 2-3 people or £250.75 each if booking for 4 or more. 16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will need to provide your own transport and accommodation

Numbers: I can take a maximum of 12 and a minimum of 4 for the trip to proceed. If there are fewer than the minimum numbers you will be offered a full refund.

For some inspiration have a look at some previous trips!

The confidence of having a professional with us enabled us to complete a magnificent walk which we'd probably otherwise have turned back from. Fabian stayed friendly throughout and was brilliantly patient, calm and helpful. He went out of his way to help my mum with the difficult sections and calmly advise her about how to scramble safely.

Mark, June 2019

 

Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?


You will need to be fit and have some walking experience. Some of the walks are longer than others and they are often off tracks and there are rocky scrambling sections. You will need a head for heights. There is a bypass track missing out the most technical sections. There are also steep descents and ascents. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.




What do I need to bring?


You will need walking clothes (not cotton or jeans!), some extra layers, waterproofs, hat and gloves. You'll want to bring some food/lunch which you can easily eat. Plus some water or a thermos of tea/coffee/hot ribena. You can see the recommended kit list here.




I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?


This is up to you depending on your budget. This is a popular area in summer so advance booking is advised. There is accommodation ranging from campsites through tohostels and hotels in Torridon and Kinlochewe.




What's not included?


Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport




How much is the trip and how do I book?


The guided walks for the weekend costs £295 per person. To book please see below. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions.




What are the Terms & Conditions?


Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.




I've got some more general questions...


Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!




How do I get there?


There is almost no public transport this far north off the beaten track. If you are not driving you can get as far as Achnasheen by train or bus. A taxi will take you to your accommodation. Alternatively it may be possible to arrange to pick you up en route. If you are willing to offer a lift please let me know.





 

TO BOOK

If you want to chat to me about the adventure feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception.
If you don't like the idea of the online booking or would prefer to pay a 10% deposit for now, that's fine as I can simply raise an invoice. Please note that this has an additional £5 non-refundable administration fee.
Or simply click 'Book Now' and follow the instructions. 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 trip.
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
A quirk of the website hosting system means there are a range of ticket options (apologies about that). Please check the number you are booking for on the ticket options and ensure you request that number of tickets...
Any problems then please get in touch
Torridon Giants May 2021
the Gorse Bush
 
FABIAN SEYMOUR

Summer Mountain Leader

Winter Mountain Leader

Rock Climbing Instructor

NNAS Tutor

fabian@afsmountaineering.co.uk

+44 07968207779

LGBT+ and BAME friendly

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