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LMG Torridon 2009 Report

The club assembled on the 24th April at the Coulin Farmhouse, a remote place on the Coulin Estate overlooking the mighty Ben Eighe and Liathach. 

Club members divided up catering and washing duties and 3 fine dinners along with wine and beer were provided over the course of the weekend.

 The club ascended Slioch on the Saturday, the weather wasn’t great and visibility was lost at about 2,000 feet.  Nevertheless, it was good to be on one of the great mountains of Britain.  It was a long day with the walk talking some 9 hours.

 On Sunday, another fine mountain, Beinn Alligan was our target.  Alan suffering from a hip injury decided to stay at low level and explore the Estate.  The weather was miserable for the first part of the day and some of the party retreated having attained the first peak of Tom na Gruagaich.  David made a mature decision not to proceed and astonishingly walked some 17 miles back to the Farmhouse.

The remainder of the party pushed on to Sgurr Mhor and although there was no view from the summit the great gash of Eag Dubh na h-Eigheachd remained impressive.   

Those still on the mountain in the afternoon experienced a sudden lifting of the clouds which provided tremendous views over the Northern Highlands and across the West Coast to Skye and Harris.

 

Harry, Alan and John had to return home on the Sunday evening leaving a party of six for Sunday dinner.  TV reception was once again lost although this time the fault was due to a transmission problem.

 While optimistically there were plans for an ascent of Ben Wyvis on Monday the rain came and the limbs indicated that it would be far better idea to take a tour around the Culloden battlefield.