A'Chralaig from Mullach Fraoch Choire

Munros above Loch Cluanie

Routes on Sgurr nan Conbhairean, A'Chralaig & neighbours

North of Loch Cluanie, the high peaks of A'Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire and Sgurr nan Conbhairean give superb views over the Five Sisters and Affric to Skye, Torridon and beyond.


Main route summary


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Most people divide these peaks into two groups, however the lowest point between the groups is 740m, it therefore makes sense to bag them all in one outing !

There are some well defined stalkers paths with terrain on the eastern three Munros being mainly of grass and heather cover. The western pair of A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire are more airy in comparison, with some boulderfields and some easy scrambling to contend with.

In winter conditions, the narrow ridge on Mullach Fraoch-choire becomes challenging !


Munros Carn Ghluasaid (957m, Munro 204)
Sgurr nan Conbhairean (1109m, Munro 43)
Sail Chaorainn (1002m, Munro 134)
A'Chralaig (1120m, Munro 34)
Mullach Fraoch-choire (1102m, Munro 49)
 
Corbetts Aonach Shasuinn* (888m)
Carn a'Choire Ghairbh* (865m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
 
Ascent 1850m (6,050ft)
Distance       23km (14.5m)
Time walk : 8:50hr*, run : 5hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start   Lundie on Loch Cluanie
(grid ref : NH144103)

Finish   1.5km west of Cluanie Inn
(grid ref : NH092120)

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Terrain
easy difficult
Navigation
easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meanings 
A'Chralaig : 'the basket'
Mullach Fraoch-choire : 'summit of the heathery coire'
Sail Chaorainn : 'rounded hill of the rowan tree'
Sgurr nan Conbhairean : 'peak of the keeper'
Carn Ghluasaid : 'cairn of movement'
Carn a'Choire Ghairbh : 'cairn of the rough corrie'
Aonach Shasuinn : 'height of the saxon'




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