The Roaches

Memories from the Scotland walking trip - 2003

Well, that's it for another year.

Weather was generally pretty appalling with heavy rain and wind spoiling the fun. Beinn Eighe, Liathach and the Saddle were this years conquered peaks but the real highpoint was the drying room.

Coire Mhic Fhearchair on Beinn Eighe - Torridon (File Hill : 1010m).

The route of ascent to the highest point on the hill, Ruadh-Stac-Mor (Big Red Peak : 1010m) can be seen just left of centre (the light coloured scree). On attaining the ridge the rain started and continued for the rest of the day.

The famous triple buttresses at the head of Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

Terence and 'Ratboy' enjoying what was to be the last spell of dry weather we would get all week.

Liathach - Torridon (The Grey One : 1054m).

The Am Fasarinen pinnacles were wet so we decided to tackle the path to the south which in places is extremely exposed. In some places careful rucsac manoeuvring is required to get around rock obstacles and avert a sheer fall.

The above shot was taken from the same point as the previous photo. This is Glen Torridon from just below the Am Fasarinen pinnacles.

The Forcan ridge on the Saddle - Glen Shiel (1010m).

This photograph has been specially enhanced to hide the heavy rain and wind that prevailed for most of the day. We believe that 'Ratboy' and myself were the only people to attempt the ridge on the day due to the conditions?

Terence (who also opted out of the Liathach walk) decided to take on a valley walk further up in Glen Shiel.

The only full meal 'Ratboy' ate all week was this Pork Pie.

Final day and a quick 10 miler from the Cluanie Inn.

And finally, a special thank you to Honda for my brand new Accord which broke down the day before we left. Isn't it nice when things just work?


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