The Roaches

Memories from the Scotland walking trip - 2001

As can be seen from the photographs this expedition was a 'pearler' with excellent weather. Liathach, An Teallach, Beinn Alligin and the South Glen Shiel ridge were completed along with a trip to Loch Coruisk on Skye.

Looking across Coire Liath Mhor on Liathach - Torridon (The Grey One : 1054m)

Our intrepid heroes about to tackle Spidean a' Choire Leith - Liathach (Peak of the Grey Corrie : 1054m)

'Ratboy' by Toll an Lochain, An Teallach (The Forge : 1062m)

Terence decided to give this one a miss after the previous day's 'difficulties' and burn himself to a cinder on a beach near Gairloch. Not having to constantly remove\replace his walking poles made for rapid progress...

...apart from this bit. What a b*****d! This is the ascent up to Cadha Gobhlach from Toll an Lochain in hot weather and with melting snow.

I had descended this gully a few years previous and it seemed fine then - but then again that was 12 years ago.

Looking along the Corrag Bhuidhe pinnacles on An Teallach. Tackling the pinnacles direct involves some pretty hairy scrambling with huge drops to the right.

The classic view of An Teallach from Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill (1062m) - the highest peak in the group. Sgurr Fiona is seen to the far right with the Corrag Bhuidhe pinnacles in the centre.

Looking down on the Horns of Alligin from Sgurr Mhor, Beinn Alligin - Torridon (Jewelled Hill : 985m)

On the Horns of Alligin with Terence (foreground) and 'Ratboy' in the middle distance.

I would like to thank the NASA photographic laboratories for removing the reddish hue emanating from Terence's sunburnt body. Liathach can be seen in the background.

'Ratboy' and Terence on Aonach air Chrith - South Glen Shiel Ridge (Trembling Hill : 1021m)

This image shows the extent of Terence's sunburn from a couple of days earlier. Terence and Simon Weston still maintain regular contact after sharing similar experiences.


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