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TORRIDON

North-West Highlands June 2012

Torridon: like a land out of myth, where the mountains bare their fangs. Great forms rising sheer from the very bedrock of the earth, kin of Morgoth, or Jormungandr, waiting for the world's end

A collection of idiosyncratic peaks rising from a landscape shaped by glaciers, weather, and - above all - eons of time: the rocks here are 800 million years old, and sit on bedrock a quarter the age of the universe.

LIATHACH

'The Grey One'

The Pillars of Am Fasarinen

Scrambling on the Am Fasarinen Pillars

Spidean a'Choire Leith (1055m)

Mullach an Rathain (1023m)

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BEINN ALLIGIN

The Jewelled One

It was a misty morning on the Horns of Alligin

Sgurr Mhor (986m) & The Horns of Alligin

The wonderful descent to Loch Torridon

BEINN EIGHE

'File Mountain'

Corrie Mhic Fhearchair & Triple Buttress

Ruadh-stac Mor (1010m)

Spidean Corrie nan Clach (993m)

Torridon truly lived up to my dreams

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