Torridon Munros

Climb the Giant Hills North of Glen Torridon and An Teallach

Located in Wester Ross in the far North West of Scotland, The Torridon Mountains are renowned for being some of the most magnificent munros in Scotland. These sandstone giants are as beautiful as they are technical and provide breathtaking views along their sensational routes. Yet despite their fame they remain remarkably peaceful, quiet and completely unspoiled. Our five day course includes Liathach, Beinn Alligin, Beinn Eighe as well as the outlying An Teallach. Please read our example itinerary for more information.

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Who is this course for?

Our Torridon Munros Course is for anyone wishing to undertake the more challenging munros in the Torridon area. Many of our clients are experienced hill walkers and are either looking to complete all the Munros in Scotland or have a specific desire to complete these particular mountains. Please expect four long and challenging days out on the hill of around 8-10 hours per day. Additionally please do be aware that there are sections of mild to moderate scrambling on most of these mountains. However, many of our clients for this course consider themselves more a hill walker than a scrambler or climber.

Inspiring location

The Torridon Mountains are located in the North West Highlands, an area famous for its natural and vast beauty. It truly is a mountaineers and outdoor lovers paradise, with a diverse landscape that is world class. The largest village in the area is Gairloch, with excellent local facilities and amenities, including B&Bs, self catering, hotels, shops, pubs and takeaways.

Open and Private Courses

We offer both open courses and private courses. On an open course you sign up to a date we’re offering and will meet with other people who book that same course. For private courses you will book a course specifically for you and can choose a date that suits.

Itinerary

Please read our example itinerary below to give you a good idea of how the course may be organised. However, do be aware that we may change the order of the days to make best use of the weather or to better match the needs of the group. All our Torridon Munros Courses include four days of guiding and one rest day. Having the flexibility of the rest day allows us a much greater chance of successfully completing the munros.

Day One: Beinn Alligin

The Jewelled Hill or Mountain of Beauty is the translation for Torridon’s most westerly peak, and for good reason! This exquisite ridge line reaches its height point at Sgurr Mor (986m), flanked on the north and south by steep cliffs and to the east by a section of Grade I scrambling called “The Horns”. To its west lies the slightly lower but no less imposing peak of Tom na Gruagaich (922m). All along the ridge there are views over the sea to The Isle of Skye and The Hebrides. Alternatively look the other way and gain views of mountains as far as the eye can see! This is a fantastic way to start the course, a splendid mountain in its own right and a small taste of what is to come.

Day Two: Liathach

Liathach is considered by many mountaineers as one of the greatest mountains in Scotland. It is rivalled by only An Teallach (which we will be experiencing later in the course) and the Skye Cuillin. Liathach has two munros, Spidean a’ Choire Leith (1055m) and Mullach an Rathain (1023m). These are connected by an 8km ridge (crossing eight separate tops in total). The Am Fasarinen pinnacles is Liathach’s most identifiable features. It is a notorious section of scrambling, located approximately halfway along this ridgeline. A true classic, Liathach fully deserves its reputation as one of Scotland’s best mountains.

Day Three: Rest Day (No Guide)

This is your free day to spend however you wish. We would encourage you to take it easy on this day, use it as an opportunity to eat well, drink plenty and rest. However, there are some wonderful attractions in the area to enjoy while doing exactly that. You could visit some of the local pubs, cafes and restaurants to experience warm highland hospitality. Head of one of the many beautiful beaches to enjoy the golden sands and blue seas that give exquisite contrast of the towering mountainous landscape. Perhaps even take a boat tour to head further out and view some fantastic wildlife.

Day Four: Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe is the bulkiest of all the Torridon peaks. It’s two munro summits of Ruadh-stac Mòr (1010m) and Spidean Coire nan Clach (993m) are both located at it’s western end. It is well known for possibly the most spectacular of all the Torridonian corries – Coire Mhic Fhearchair. Famous for its spectacular Triple Buttresses and a Lacaster aircraft crash site from the 1950’s. Once again this is a very special mountain in its own right and is even home to Britain’s very first National Nature Reserve (NNR).

Day Five: An Teallach

Our fifth and final day takes us on a traverse of An Teallach. While not strictly considered a mountain within Torridon, it is a very nearby cousin. It is also seen by many as one of the finest mountains in the UK, therefore we simply could not leave it out. This wild and remote mountain ridge is famed for its two munros; Sgurr Fiona (1060m) and Bidean a Ghlas Thauill (1062m), as well as the Corag Buidhe Pinnacles. The latter is an airy set of spires leading from Sgurr Fiona with drops off 500m and 800m either side. Complete with views across the sea to the Hebrides in one direction and to the great northwest mountain ranges of the Fisherfields, Fannichs and Beinn Dearg hills in the other. It’s yet another unmissable mountain and a great way to finish the course.

Dates and Pricing

In order to provide the highest level of learning and safety we maintain low ratios for our courses. For our Torridon Munros Course we never go beyond a ratio of 1 guide to 4 clients. These small numbers allow us to make sure you get the direction and support you need as well as ensuring the highest chance of completing all of the Munros.

Open Courses

Open course are where you can book onto a date and join other like minded people. These are great for individuals looking to share an experience with others and make new friends and walking partners. Our open courses are run to a maximum of four individual spaces (with one instructor) on each open course to give the perfect balance between a social experience and effective journeying in the mountains.

5 Day Courses

Our five day open course allow you to tackle all eight Munro’s as well as having a rest day to allow for recovery and give a reasonable amount of flexibility with weather conditions.

Date Price
27 Jun 2022 to 1 Jul 2022 £499 per person
15 Aug 2022 to 19 Aug 2022 £499 per person
19 Sep 2022 to 23 Sep 2022 £499 per person

Private Courses

Private courses are totally flexible and tailored directly to your needs. These can be run on any dates during the season and will only have yourself or those you have booked with on the course. This works well for those where they need specific dates or where they would rather not be on a course with someone they don’t know. We have a maximum ratio of 1 guide to 4 clients for our private Torridon Munro’s courses to ensure your safety and give you the highest chance of success.

Torridon Giants Five Day Course

Ratio Price
1:1 £1200
1:2 £700 per person
1:3 £500 per person
1:4 £350 per person

Open Courses

Date Price
27 Jun 2022 to 1 Jul 2022 £499 per person
15 Aug 2022 to 19 Aug 2022 £499 per person
19 Sep 2022 to 23 Sep 2022 £499 per person

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Course Highlights:

  • 4 days of guided hill walking and mountaineering
  • Complete 8 Munros
  • Tackle the scrambles on Beinn Alligin, Liathach and An Teallach
  • A rest day for recovery and flexibility with the weather. You can use it to explore the local area and culture.

What’s included:

  • Qualified and Experienced Guide
  • Choice of private course or small group course
  • 4 Days of Guiding and 1 Rest Day
  • Use of technical equipment where needed including harness and helmet.
  • Full Kit List
  • Comprehensive joining instructions including local information