AFS MOUNTAINEERING
Torridon Giants
Three Trips in 2022!

 
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The Torridon Giants - Munro Bagging

 

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th May 2022
Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th July 2022
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st August 2022

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 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.

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 £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 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.

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

 
 

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 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.
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