Many mountaineers and hikers consider Liathach as the most beautiful mountain in Scotland, second only to An Teallach and the Cuillin of Skye. Its crossing is an expedition that will be remembered for a long time.
The Liathach is a mountain of the Torridon Hills. At 1,055m high, it lies to the north of the A896 road in the Highlands of northwest Scotland and has two peaks with Munro status: Spidean a' Choire Lèith to the east of the principal ridge, and Mullach an Rathain at the western end of the mountain. Liathach means "the gray one" in Scottish Gaelic. From the roadside down, its slopes appear to rise in a series of near-vertical rock terraces.