A week in the life of the Torridon Activities team

Charlie our activities instructor gives us an overview of what a typical week looks like as an activity instructor at Torridon Activities

This week I have spent three days exploring some Munros with a couple who wanted to tick off some of the Torridon Classics as well as something a little different.

The first day we tackled Beinn Aligin opting to go clockwise in order to get most of the ascent done at the beginning of the day and leaving the infamous Horns of Alligin till the end. Although we had a bit of mist threatening to roll in, we got glorious sunshine for the majority of the day offering fantastic views and dry rock. The second day we opted for Beinn Eighe – a longer day but less technical day. One of favourite ridges. We didn’t get as much sunshine but after spending a few hours walking through a cloud, we had a few glimpses of sunshine once we got onto the ridge. We all quickly scramble for our phones to get some snaps of the views along the ridge hoping to give the impression to any ‘followers’ that it had been sunshine along the whole way.

For our final day tomorrow we are planning on heading along Beinn Liath Mhor – a less popular ridge starting at Achnashellach. There will be elements of scrambling that we have been doing on the previous days and a fairly airy ridge but nothing we can’t tackle! So far we have managed to pick two great days for weather and ended back at the car nice and dry, so hopefully tomorrow will be no exception.

All three of these walks will be featured during our Mountain and Sea Festival at the end of September so if you want to tick off a classic walk or go for something a little different, look at the list of walks we have available at the Mountain and Sea Festival.


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