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Spidean Coir' an Laoigh
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1079 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
4.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
11.88 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

An excellent route on a Torridon classic.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Loch Torridon Hotel

Start from Loch Torridon Hotel (Ben Damph Lodge) on A896 at the head of Loch Torridon.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,079 metres. Allow 4.5 hours to complete this 11.88 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from beginning of path on A896 near Loch Torridon Hotel
  NG88715407 Distance
50 m
Ascend SW on path through trees to fork
NG88385329 Distance
1.04 km
213 m
Bear S then SW into Toll Ban and ascend to ridge
NG87585182 Distance
1.78 km
585 m
Ascend SSE onto NW ridge
NG88005123 Distance
0.73 km
728 m
Ascend SE to N top of Beinn Damph (868m)
NG88595106 Distance
0.62 km
868 m
Head SSE to S top then descend to col
NG88845037 Distance
0.73 km
809 m
Follow narrowing ridge SSE and ascend SE to summit of Spidean Coire an Laoigh
NG89265019 Distance
1.23 km
903 m
Descend NNE on narrow ridge
NG89305035 Distance
0.17 km
835 m
Descend E onto E branch of ridge
NG89925044 Distance
0.63 km
576 m
Continue down through crags then E turning NE to path in Drochaid Coire Roill
NG90475078 Distance
0.65 km
412 m
Follow path NNW to rejoin approach path at fork.
  NG88715407 Distance
4.29 km
50 m

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North West Highlands
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Written by Chris Bowles on 12 Apr 2008:
The path leading through the Rhododendrons starts about 100m past the Hotel entrance, initially it is steep up through the pines. After about a km things open out and taking the right hand fork a good stalkers path is followed steeply up to the col below Meall Gorm. Its worth going to Sgurr na Bana Mhoraire for the views down Loch Torridon. The route to the main summit can be done 2 ways and I chose to skirt the 868m point and up the lovely narrow, curving ridge to the summit. To return I went over the 868m point and descended rocky slopes back to the col, reversing the inward route.
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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