Torridon YH, Torridon (2 – 4 October 2009)

Eleven club members attended the Torridon Youth Hostel weekend meet:
Gregor, Bob, Malcolm, Leslie, Andy, Kasia, Elsie, Chris, Deirdre, Cliff and Katrina.

On the Friday,
Andy ascended Meallan nan Uan and Sgurr a’Mhuilinn in Strathconon;
Leslie ascended Sgurr Dubh and Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine in Torridon;
Kasia and Gregor ascended Sgurr Breac and A’Chailleach in the Fannaichs;
Malcolm and Deirdre ascended Ben Wyvis.
The weather was good in the morning but became increasingly wet and blustery in the afternoon.

On Saturday, the North-West Highlands forecast suggested gusts to 100mph together with persistent rain.
The Saturday morning MetOffice forecast suggested things would be a bit better so four ‘foul-weather’ walkers set off to bag some hills.
Andy, Malcolm, Chris and Leslie ascended Beinn na h-Eaglaise.
Chris and Leslie then went on to also ascend Beinn Damh (while Andy and Malcolm headed to the Torridon Inn)
Gregor, Kasia, Bob and Dierdre headed to Applecross for some superb food at the Applecross Inn.

On Sunday, Elsie, Deirdre, Bob, Malcolm, Kasia, Gregor, Cliff and Catriona all set out to ascend Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh. Chris accompanied the group up Beinn Liath Mhor and then set off to ascend the Corbett Sgorr an Lochan Uaine.

Selection of photos from Meallan nan Uan and Sgurr a’Mhuilinn walk:

Meallan nan Uan and Sgurr a’Mhuilinn:

Looking across road to Meall Guibhais:

River Meig and Loch Meig from spur before reaching Creag Ruadh:

Meallan nan Uan:

Looking across to Sgurr a’Mhuilinn from summit of Meallan nan Uan:

Loch Coire a’Mhuilinn:

Summit of Sgurr a’Mhuilinn:

Selection of photos from Beinn na h-Eaglaise walk:

Waterproofs on:

Leslie, Malcolm and Chris:

Waterfall (photo by Chris):

Waterfall [zoomed] (photo by Chris):

Beinn na h-Eaglaise:

Burn in spate:

“The Crossing” (Jump to stone in middle!)

Malcolm and Chris ascending sandstone slabs:

Waterfall blowing uphill:

Leslie waiting at the summit:

Malcolm and Chris approaching the summit: