Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Liathach, Mullach an Rathain - Eileen Group on Liathach - Eileen
Liathach, Mullach an Rathain - Eileen

Meet Report

12th to 15th September 2008 - Mol Mor, Torridon (September holiday)

We arrived at the spacious and beautifully situated Mol Mor basecamp in good weather. As the midges were also out enjoying the lovely evening light it was decided the scenery was best viewed from indoors. Saturday saw parties heading for the Munro of Maol Chean Dearg and the Corbett Beinn Dearg where a particularly well drilled party of walkers was found near the summit. Their leader was of the opinion that some elements of the EMC were "rather well spread out". This tightly packed bunch was left behind as the badly drilled EMC party headed off down in the direction of, but not up, Beinn Alligin. Alison and David ascended Beinnn Dearg in the alternative west to east direction, nipping up Beinn Alligin en route on the basis that it was "only a short detour" and "rude to leave it out really". The EMC climbers meanwhile were whizzing up a route on the Beinn Eighe buttress a few short miles away.

Sunday saw a large party heading for Liathach - the complete traverse to the Beinn Alligin car park thanks to some complicated sounding early morning car rearranging from Alan and Ian. Others headed for various Munros and Corbetts to the south of the glen. The weather happily stayed fine and splendid views were enjoyed by all with the day finishing with a meal at the Beinn Damph Hotel.

Monday's weather was more what one might call mixed, with targets successfully reached including Bac an Eich with it's large tic population, Beinn Damph and the tea shop in Aviemore.