A guided traverse of Liathach’s famous ridgeline – this is one of the most iconic and stunning ridgelines across Scotland – we offer this in Summer and Winter conditions.
A Guided Traverse of Liathach
Liathach, also known as the Grey One is one of Scotland most impressive ridgelines – the summit of Meall Dearg is even stated as the hardest summit above 3000ft to reach on the Mainland. The rock is sandstone and quartzite and upon first inspection it looks improbable, but there are routes up and along that are manageable. We say for this activity that you do not need prior mountain experience, but that you should have a good level of fitness as the guided traverse of Liathach is a full on day.
It is often regardest as the toughest of the big three in Torridon as well as the toughest summit on the Mainland above 300ft due to the pinnacles which can either be attacked head on or skirted around and approached from an easier direction depending on group ability. It is graded as a grade two scramble and there will be sections where the use of hands as well as feet will be required. Depending on group ability the instructor may rope up more or less of the ridge as deemed appropriate. Any ropework required the instructor will teach and train and skills that are needed on the day.
We can offer this in both summer or winter. But for those who wish to do this in Winter we recommend booking onto a minimum one day Winter Skills Training Course prior.
What to Bring
- Boots – we can supply these if you don’t have your own.
- Drinks bottle & lunch.
- Warm Clothes
- Sunglasses, hat, suncream
- Midge Repellent
- Any medication
What we supply:
- Transport from/to Newtonmore or Aviemore.
- All Technical Equipment -i.e. harness, helmets, ropes.
- Fully qualified instructors who are members of AMI
- Friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff who are dedicated to making the most of your day. We are not set to time constraints on our days – it is about the clients experience! A standard guided traverse of Liathach takes between 6-8 hours but if it takes longer due to conditions or personal reasons (so long as it can be achieved safely) then that’s not a problem.
Note – By their very nature journeys in remote or mountainous country can be affected by weather and other environmental factors. Your guide/s may have to alter the itinerary to ensure group safety.
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