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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Bulletins From Beyond The North-West

We're off for a week in Torridon - a place this blog has praised again and again. More News on return. In the meantime, on a clear day, you may be able to spot us on this web-cam


Anonymous Phred said...

I thought I saw somone duck behind the shrubs, perhaps to relieve themselves but couldn't make out their features.

Hi Ho

26/8/06 6:11 pm  
Anonymous Eleanor said...

Holy crap, I forgot how dark it can be up there!

27/8/06 3:01 am  
Blogger Julian said...

I joined in with Blogday, and posted about you as a result, which is why I'm commenting. I thought if I searched blogs using "Eton Fives" I might find something interesting, if not unexpected.

2/9/06 12:14 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Ermm, Chris - I think the reason it's so dark in Torridon is that the webcam's ceased functioning . . .
Julian - most obliged, will be commenting idc

4/9/06 8:40 am  
Anonymous Jeremy said...

Are any Torridon mountains accessible to those who don't like too much exposure Nick ?

8/9/06 3:29 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Jeremy - well, as usual it depends on what you mean by 'too much exposure' but for someone who's comfortable with Sharp Edge on Blencathra (from memory you are) then the only walking routes that are more challenging are the traverses of Liathach & An Teallach (& getting to past the obstacle en route to the summit of Stac Pollaidh if you want to stretch a point) - and both of those have easier paths just to the south of their respective ridges. I'd start with Beinn Alligin & Beinn Eighe though (the Munro traverse of the latter is fabulous, and it keeps you away from the Black Carls & the bad step between Sail Mhor & the Triple Buttress above Coire Mhic Fearchair). and the peaks on the south side of the glen are much less rugged while providing fantastic walking (though the steep way off Ben Damh is at your own peril - we bottled out & went back the way we came). Would strongly urge giving it a go - take a look at the SMC's regional guide to North-Western Scotland (recently republished in a natty red binding). Oh, and apologies to any Gaelic-speakers for the spelling above . . .

11/9/06 6:16 pm  

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