An Gearanach and An Garbhanach from Am Bodach

An Gearanach

Munro mountain in the Mamores range

An Gearanach is a Munro peak in the heart of the Mamores range. It is connected to the main ridge via its southern Munro Top, An Garbhanach, requiring some easy rock-scrambling to traverse.


An Gearanach


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Height 981.4m
Prominence 152m
Meaning the complainer
Lists Munro, 167
Location Mamores, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid Ref NN188670
Lat/Lon 56.75909, -4.96673


Tamed by stalker's paths, An Gearanach is the northern Munro peak of a grassy mountain topped with a rocky crest. Its southern top, An Garbhanach, gives some easy and entertaining rock-scrambling and connects to the main ridge with a drop of just over 100m to a bealach below Stob Coire a'Chairn.

The most direct line of ascent to An Gearanach comes from Steall in Glen Nevis, from where a stalkers path zig-zags up the northern shoulder of the mountain.

Forming part of the famed 'Ring of Steall', the classic ridge traverse in the centre of the Mamores range, An Gearanach is best combined with the other Munros in this circuit. This makes for a fabulous hillwalking route !

For fit hikers and hill-runners, here is also the option of bagging An Gearanach as part of a complete Mamores traverse (or even a longer Tranter's Round or Ramsay's Round).



Hillwalking routes up An Gearanach



1. Ring of Steall »


The middle section of the Mamores mountain range is often referred to as 'The Ring o'Steall'. Some easy rock-scrambling is enjoyed while bagging 4 Munros including Sgurr a'Mhaim and An Gearanach.

Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 6:45hr

2. Mamores range »


The Mamores is one of the finest mountain ranges in Scotland, with 10 Munro summits scattered over crests and ridges between Glen Nevis and Glencoe. This route bags them all in one outing !

Ascent : 3400m (11150ft)
Distance : 34km (21m)
Time : 14hr



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Looking to An Gearanach from Stob Coire a' ChairnLooking to An Gearanach from Stob Coire a' Chairn
Scrambling on An GarbhanachScrambling on An Garbhanach
An Gearanach above the Falls of SteallAn Gearanach above the Falls of Steall
Scramblers on An Garbhanach's ridgeScramblers on An Garbhanach's ridge
On An Garbhanach with An Gearanach and Ben Nevis behindOn An Garbhanach with An Gearanach and Ben Nevis behind
Stob Coire a'Chairn and An Gearanach  from Binnein MorStob Coire a'Chairn and An Gearanach from Binnein Mor




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