Scramble the iconic Liathach Ridge

Suitable for

Beginners with good fitness

Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

May to October


From £30pp

This adventure takes place near Torridon (North West Highlands), a traditional village surrounded by steep mountains and remote coastline. If you’re looking for a challenging mountaineering experience, then a day of scrambling and hiking across the iconic Liathach ridge is a must.

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at your accommodation at 9.00am. You'll discuss the day ahead, then drive the short journey to the start point. Once there you'll gear up and begin your epic ascent.

The day will take you up the steep south face of Liathach and across the spectacular ridge up top. You'll tackle The Am Fasarinen Pinnacles and bag 2 Munros along the way, before heading back down to the start. Liathach is rated by many mountaineers and hillwalkers as Scotland's finest mountain, challenged only by An Teallach and the Cuillin of Skye. Its traverse is an expedition that will be remembered forever. There is quite a lot of scrambling involved and it's very exposed.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize and requires basic kit. We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date. Then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Robert Wilkes

Robert Wilkes is a highly experienced Mountain Leader who loves to lead groups in the Torridon area, a mecca for steep mountain ascents. He loves to share stories with his groups and you'll rarely see him without his flask of tea!

Additional info

This is a full days hiking/scrambling so you'll need to be relatively fit.

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Robert Wilkes. 


  • Option for pickup from bus/train/airport
  • Advice on kit needed

Not Included

  • Meals/ drinks
  • Personal expenditures (e.g. pub drinks)

How to get there

Car to Torridon

Driving to Torridon is your best option. A rental car from Inverness airport is a great way of getting there from down South.

Plane to Torridon

Flying to Inverness and then renting a car is a great option. 

Where to stay

For a basic and conveniently located option, try the Torridon Youth Hostel, with dorm beds from £19 and rooms from £28. Call +44 (0)1445 791284.


For a more luxurious option try the excellent Torridon Inn, with rooms from £120. Call +44(0)1445 791242.


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