A classic day on one of Scotland's finest mountains
July and the height of summer saw Tania, Mick and me heading for Liathach and the full traverse of arguably one of Scotland's finest mountains.
The plan was to follow the classic route from east to west and the forecast for the day was certainly in our favour. Heading across to Torridon, Beinn Eighe was gradually clearing from an overnight covering of mist and the day was looking promising.
The photographs provide a short chronicle of a great day out.
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Beinn Eighe gradually clearing from an overnight covering of mist.
On the way up the path towards Stob a' Choire Liath Mhor and the view south across Glen Torridon.
Looking across to Sail Mhor on Beinn Eighe and eastwards along the length of the Beinn Eighe ridge.
Tania and Mick on the main ridge.
Looking down on the Am Fasarinen pinnacles and towards Mullach an Rathain with Beinn Alligin and the Horns of Alligin in the distance.
Towards Mullach an Rathain, the Am Fasarinen pinnacles and a grainy view across Carn na Feola and Beinn an Eoin towards Loch Maree.
A panoramic view view of Liathach.
Views along the Liathach ridge.
- At the head of Glen Torridon looking over to Beinn Eighe
- On the way up the path towards Stob a' Choire Liath Mhor
- The view south across Glen Torridon
- Looking across to Sail Mhor on Beinn Eighe
- Looking eastwards along the length of the Beinn Eighe ridge
- Tania and Mick
- Mick with Stob a' Choire Liath Mhor in the background
- Looking down on the Am Fasarinen pinnacles and towards Mullach an Rathain
- Beinn Alligin and the Horns of Alligin in the distance
- The Am Fasarinen pinnacles
- Looking westwards
- Towards Mullach an Rathain
- Heading towards the pinnacles
- A grainy view across Carn na Feola and Beinn an Eoin towards Loch Maree
- A panoramic view view of Liathach
- Looking west along the Liathach Ridge
- Looking eastwards back across the Am Fasarinen pinnacles
- Looking across the Northern pinnacles towards Beinn Eighe
- Tania and Mick on the final summit
- On Mullach an Rathain
Posted by Angus Mackie
I’m Angus Mackie, a professional photographer based just north of Inverness on the beautiful Black Isle. I'm on the North Coast 500 and am well placed to discover most of the Highlands. The iconic scenery of Glen Affric and the Cairngorms are close by whilst many of the wild and dramatic locations on the west coast are within easy reach.
Mountains, landscapes, coastlines.... As a landscape and panoramic photographer, I enjoy exploring Scotland and its wild and remote places and have discovered some of the best photography locations in the Highlands over the last 35 years of living up here. With a broad and wide ranging knowledge of the Highlands, I still enjoy finding new locations and fresh perspectives for my photography. The use of natural light to capture stunning scenery at spectacular locations is very much a key factor for my photography.
I’m a qualified Summer Mountain Leader, a Sea Kayak Leader and a UKCC Level 2 Sea Kayaking coach, with many years experience of leading and guiding. I am also a longstanding member of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team.