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Torridon Mountaineering

February 22, 2017

I've not managed to get out much in the snow this year, mainly because there has not been much snow to play in full stop. Early this month the stars aligned, snow and high pressure in the North West Highlands; so with the mountains of Torridon being one of my favourite places in the UK my weekend plans where swiftly modified to include a 7 hour drive north on Friday evening. 

The trip was not about photography, but about traversing the ridge between the two Munro summits of Liathach, Mullach and Rathain and Spidean a'Choire Lieth. This under snow is one of the finest easy mountaineering challenges in the UK and had been on my wish list for a while. Weighed down with climbing equipment a heavy DSLR always feels a bit excessive and unnecessary, and there is the temptation to leave it behind. Its always worth the effort though as I hope the photos show.

The Pinnacles, LiathachThe Pinnacles, Liathach


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