An Teallach

For the most part, the relatively straightforward climb to the summit of An Teallach’s highest munro Bidein a Ghlas Thuill gives little suggestion of the drama to come. Then you top out onto the summit and are suddenly presented with this, surely one of the finest mountain vistas in Scotland.

As you can see, continuing the walk from this point over Sgurr Fiona and the Corrag Buidhe pinnacles is a rather more challenging proposition. I was unsure about continuing any further than here due to my lack of fondness for extreme exposure and also the high avalanche risk.

As I sat on the summit a huge slab of snow slipped off the face of Sgurr Fiona and crashed down into Coire Toll an Lochain, the sound echoing around the fearsome amphitheatre of rock. I swiftly concluded that I was happy with my efforts thus far, and returned the same way I’d come.

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