Traverse: Spidean a Choire Leith - Mullach an Rathain Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010
Climbed with Daz on a very wet and cloudy day. Hardly any decent views all day. Cloud broke slightly as we traversed the pinnacles which helped our route finding as visibility was down to circa 20m. Great traverse - will do again but will wait for finer weather.
Colin and I ascended to the ridge from the east end of the glen, pausing at the bealach to admire a fine stag with velvet covered antlers, unconcernedly grazing on the wet grasses. After finding the first top of Stuc a' Choire Bhig through the clouds around mid-day, we traversed the whole Liathach ridge arriving on Mullach an Rathain at 3:25pm. Not many views unfortunately and it took until 6:30pm to get back to the Torridon campsite due to the awful descent.
Route Climbed: Glen Torridon - Spidean a Choire Leith Date Climbed: 8 July 2003
We climbed on a dark, cloudy day,for the top 300m there was almost no visibility at all. The summit ridge was a very satisfying hike, although I was unfortunately not able to continue after the main summit and traverse the pinnacles of Am Fasarinen, due to dodgy weather and not much time available. I would have liked to see more of the mountain and the views, but it certainly is impressively steep on all sides.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe