On Tuesday last week I travelled to Torridon to hike to Coire Mhic Fhearchair, a three hour walk to a hidden corrie behind Beinn Eighe. Coire Mhic Fhearchair must be one of the most dramatic corries in the whole of the Scottish mountains, with the impressive backdrop of the Triple Buttress.
The day started off with blue skies and very little wind, and the walk along Coire Dubh Mhor beneath the eastern cliffs of Liathach was almost idyllic (there were a few midgies about), with a great view in the morning light of the glacial ‘hummocky moraine’ deposits in Glen Torridon called ‘The Corrie of a Hundred Hills‘.
When I got to Coire Mhic Fhearchair the views were exceptional, with the steep cliffs on the south and west sides of the corrie reflected in the still waters of Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair reminding me of similar views in the Canadian Rockies.
I walked to the scree slopes at the southern end of Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair below the Triple Buttress and explored the remains of a Lancaster that crashed into the Triple Butress in 1951. You can see my page about this wreck site on my website here.
In the afternoon it clouded over and started to rain and I made my way back out of the corrie the way I had come, without walking up to the many summits of Beinn Eighe. The weather throughout all my trips this month has been pretty wet, it’s been another rain-filled July for Scotland. Here’s hoping August does not go the same way.
You can see the photos from the walk on my website here.