Liathach Glen Torridon

Summary for Liathach Glen Torridon

Liathach Glen Torridon is a route in “The Torridon” region / range which is located in the Coulin and Torridon area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 7:10 am
Sunset 7:18 pm
12 hours 8 minutes(s) daylight
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Spidean a'Choire Leith & Mullac an Rathain

DistanceAscentTime
10 km/ 6.21 miles1190 m/ 3904.2 ft5 hours plus
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This is a classic route on one of Scotland's greatest peaks taking in to munros. Liathach the Grey One situated in the picturesque Glen Torridon is a fortress defended against any assault from almost every direction. The path up looks almost unclimbable and those who manage to find a way up will discover a couple of munros separated by a narrow ridge (famous Am Fasarinen pinnacles) that have drops of 3000 feet either side. Good scrambling skills, a head for heights & a bit of experience is required for this outings. Guides are available in Torridon.

Route points for Liathach Glen Torridon

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG9354566519° NNE0.45 (0.45)Head up the well trodden path which follows the east bank of the Allt an Doire Ghairbh
NG93655765347° NNW0.31 (0.76)Steep Gradient
NG93605795354° N0.19 (0.95)Crags
NG93595814N0 (0.95)Once on the ridge climb westerly over bolders onto minor top marked with carn
NG932581216° SW0.18 (1.13)Liathach - Stob a'Coire Liath Mhor (1933: Bidean Toll a'Mhuic)
NG93135801246° WSW0.2 (1.33)From col climb scree & big quartzite bolders to Spidean a'Choire Leith
NG929579224° SW0.36 (1.69)The summit Liathach - Spidean a' Choire Leith - 1055 ( metres)
NG92685770224° SW0.19 (1.88)Once on the ridge don't be deterred by the scary looking curved ridge ahead. Scrabling is required
NG92445751233° SW0.11 (1.99)Continue onto Am Fasarinen and once there thats the end of difficulties
NG923574249° WSW0.26 (2.25)Liathach - Am Fasarinen
NG92105737310° NW0.14 (2.39)Continue over crags onto a small knoll
NG91935746284° WNW0.35 (2.74)From the col climb straight forward onto Mullach an Rathain
NG912577229° SW0.32 (3.06)The summit Liathach - Mullach an Rathain - 1023 ( metres)
NG90995755193° SSW0.14 (3.2)Descend steeply down a dusty trail
NG90985713125° SE0.33 (3.53)Head down and eventually join "Allt an Tuill Bhain"
NG91635613157° SSE0.24 (3.77)Descend craggy section & rejoin the road
NG9169555156° N0.35 (4.12)Back along the road
Munros covered on Liathach Glen Torridon
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
75 1055 Liathach - Spidean a' Choire Leith Peak of the grey corrie (The grey one) Speedyan a Horrer Lay
108 1023 Liathach - Mullach an Rathain Height of the Pullys Mooluch un Rahen