Monar's Mountains - Lurg Mhor, Moruisg, Sgurr a'Chaorachain and moreBetween Torridon and Affric, the mountains of Monar are grand peaks sitting in a vast and fairly remote area. The mountains all have very different character, some with wide plateaux, others with narrow ridges and summits perched above precipitous drops. Views from the peaks are excellent, with fine vistas northwards to the Coulin Forest and Torridon peaks and westwards to Skye and beyond.
Main route summary
The 'Main Route' makes for a very long day or a challenging two-day backpacking trip. The varied terrain is easily accessed via a good cyclable track heading in from Craig - a great freewheel downhill at the end !
This long route route can easily be split into smaller chunks coming in from different starting points (see 'Alternative Routes' below).
Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaich (945m, Munro 226)|
Lurg Mhor (987m, Munro 161)
Sgurr Choinnich (999m, Munro 139)
Sgurr a'Chaorachain (1053m, Munro 78)
Maoile Lunndaidh (1005m, Munro 128)
Moruisg (928m, Munro 254)
Sgurr nan Ceannaichean (913m)|
Sgurr na Feartaig (862m)
Beinn Tharsuinn (863m) Beinn Dronaig* (797m)
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 17:30hr*, run : 9:25hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
(grid ref : NH092120)
Which map to choose ?
Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaich : 'pinnacle of the farrow cattle coire'
Lurg Mhor : 'big shank'
Sgurr Choinnich : 'mossy peak'
Sgurr a'Chaorachain : 'peak of the torrent'
Maoile Lunndaidh : 'bare hill of the wet place'
Moruisg : ;'big water'
Sgurr nan Ceannaichean : 'peak of the shopkeepers'
Sgurr na Feartaig : 'peak of the thrift'
Beinn Tharsuinn : 'transverse hill'
Beinn Dronaig : 'hill of the knoll'
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