Beinn an Eoin

Meaning Hill of the Bird, Beinn an Eoin is easily overlooked amongst the Torridon 'giants'. It is not a Munroe. It is not especially difficult. It is a long walk in. And, well, it's just not that obvious a summit to choose amidst the many spectacular ridges of the area.
But then, those are perhaps exactly the reasons to visit this lonely ridge which offers some very rough walking once off the track to Loch na h-Oidhche, a lovely and lengthy summit ridge and perhaps the best view of the Torridon range that there is. The shot above was taken late in the evening, from the slopes of Maol Ruadh, close to Red Point.
A view of Liathach's northern corries and long ridge which I have traversed several times though I have yet to do so in winter: something to look forward to if conditions are favourable early next year.
Looking north along the ridge of Beinn an Eoin, Loch Maree beyond.
I had packed the camera away for the descent and long walk out from Poca Buidhe having descended a steepish gully from a minor col on the ridge...
...though as the sun began to set, lighting the western flanks of Slioch, I couldn't resist stopping for one last photo.

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