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A really remote mountain Sep 17, 2007
Sneer, if you must, at a mountain under 2500 feet - but I've never met anybody who has been up who does not consider they have had quite an arduous trip and that the have been up a real mountain., including some more used to the same height measured in metres.

This is the most remote of the Torridonian sandstone mountains. I have chosen the website because of its great pics, lathough it only mentions the only route I know at the very end. I will do a separate review of Inverkirkaig, its bookshop and its falls.

From a distance, which is how it is usually seen, Suilven's distinctive shape gives it an air of excitement. At times this fades on the long walk in - especially when you come to a long loch with a boat attached to a rope device to pull yourself across - and realise that it's padlocked so you trudge all the way round. Howeever it returns when you come to the ascent leading to the saddle. From there it is actually the route to the lower end that is more tricky but both ways are manageable and both give terrific views.
Suilven from Tanera Mor
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