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Carn nan Gobhar

Meaning: Hill of the Goats

Munro Region: Glen Cannich to Glen Carron

Munro Number: 149

Height in Metres: 992

Height in Feet: 3255

OS Map Reference OS Sheet 25; 182344

Description: Sgurr na Lapaich is the highest peak on the north side of Loch Mullardoch. It is prominent in views up Glen Cannich from as far away as the Moray Firth, often recognisable in spring as one of the last peaks in the area to hold snow. The mountain also overlooks the head of Glen Strathfarrar above the little power station in Gleann Innis an Loichel, and it is accessible from there. The south-east ridge of Sgurr na Lapaich forms a narrow rocky rib down to a wide col from which a ridge rises to Carn nan Gobhar, a rounded stony hill of three broad ridges.

The ascent from Glen Strathfarrar follows the same route as for An Riabhachan to the col between the two mountains, then goes up the south-west ridge of Sgurr na Lapaich. An alternative route starts from the Loch Mullardoch dam and goes along the path on the north side of the loch for 1½ kilometres and then up the south-east ridge of Mullach na Maoile and onwards across a dip to Carn nan Gobhar. Descend its north-west ridge and climb the fine rocky south-east ridge of Sgurr na Lapaich. Go south for 1 kilometre to Sgurr nan Clachan Geala and then down its south-east ridge to the Glas Toll. Cross the Allt Taige and continue on a descending line to meet the path along Loch Mullardoch.

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