A combination of beautiful weather and opportunity saw my second attempt on Beinn Liath Mhòr, a large mountain in the north west Scottish Highlands with spectacular views over Torridon, Skye and Loch Carron. Time, weather (snow) and the lack of day light last December put paid to my first attempt to reach even the summit ridge of the mountain. I returned with better conditions on my side and oh boy, was it worth the effort!
The longish walk in from Achnashellach up the River Làir to Coire Làir, a classic U-shaped valley between the target mountains for the day. Beinn Liath Mhòr is on the right and Sgorr Ruadh to the left.
Posing for the camera at the summit mid afternoon, a picture made possible thanks to the timer and a mini tripod. I admit to preferring a deer stalker’s stick over the use of modern walking poles when I am up in the mountains. My ‘third leg’ is most valuable when going down mountains and prodding for soft ground in boggy areas. My day finished with a descent down to the saddle between Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl, round the back of Loch a’ Bhealaich Mhòir and down to the River Làir for the walk out to Achnashellach.