Sgurr aChoire Ghlais

Meaning: Peak of the Grey-Green Corrie

Munro Region: Glen Cannich to Glen Carron

Munro Number: 56

Height in Metres: 1083

Height in Feet: 3553

OS Map Reference OS Sheet 25; 259430

Description: These four mountains form a well-defined ridge on the north side of Glen Strathfarrar. Sgurr na Ruaidhe and Carn nan Gobhar at the east end are rounded and rather featureless hills with broad ridges. Going west, Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais is a much finer peak which dominates the group, and to its west the main ridge becomes narrower, with fine corries on the north side, to reach Sgurr Fuar-thuill. The best part of this group of hills, however, is at its western end where the lower peak Sgurr na Muice rises boldly with a great bastion of crags above Loch Toll a' Mhuic.

The traverse of these mountains is usually done from east to west, starting up the stalker's path on the east side of the Allt Coire Mhuillidh. Climb Sgurr na Ruaidhe by its south-west ridge and continue over Carn nan Gobhar to Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais and on along the narrowing ridge to Sgurr Fuar-thuill. Either descend from there by the stalker's path down to Loch Toll a' Mhuic, or more pleasantly on a fine afternoon continue west to Sgurr na Fearstaig and south along the ridge over Sgurr na Muice. Descend to the Allt Toll a' Mhuic and join the stalker's path down to Glen Strathfarrar six kilometres west of the day's starting point.