Quinag

Quinag Corbetts

Routes up Spidean Coinich, Sail Gharbh & Sail Ghorm

Set in the far north, Quinag is a stunning mountain from any angle. Above the many crags and rocky terraces, Quinag has five summits, three of which are distinctive enough to be classed Corbetts - Spidean Coinich, Sail Gharbh and Sail Ghorm.


Main route summary


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From lower levels, Quinag looks quite impenetrable, the mountain shielding itself with many cliffs and buttresses. However drive up the A894 to the pass between Quinag and Glas Bheinn and you'll find out it is relatively straighforward to access the Corbett peaks from a car-park.

Quinag can also be climbed from Tulmore to the south-west, though this will require 150m more ascent and more de-touring.


Corbetts Spidean Coinich (764m)
Sail Gharbh (808m)
Sail Ghorm (776m)
 
Ascent 1150m (3,775ft)
Distance       13km (8m)
Time walk : 5:10hr*, run : 2:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Car park on A894
(grid ref : NC232274)

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Terrain
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Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
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Meanings 
Quinag : 'milk bucket'
Spidean Coinich : 'mossy peak'
Sail Gharbh : 'rough heel'
Sail Gorm : 'blue heel'




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