Sail Chaorainn

Sail Chaorainn

Munro peak south of Glen Affric

Sail Chaorainn is the highest point on a long ridge leading northwards from Sgurr nan Conbhairean towards Glen Affric.

Sail Chaorainn

Meaningheel of the rowan
ListsMunro, 140
LocationNorth of Loch Cluanie, Glen Affric to Glen Shiel
Grid RefNH133154
Lat/Lon57.19172, -5.09156

North of Loch Cluanie, Sail Chaorainn is a hidden Munro lurking behind mighty Sgurr na Conbhairean to which it is connected by a long ridge. Sail Chaorainn's long flat grass-covered summit stands above other ridges and spurs which stretch eastwards towards Ceannacroc Forest and northwards along to subsiduary tops of Carn na Coire Mheadhoin and Tigh Mor na Seilge.

Standing on a ridge-line, halfway between Loch Affric and Loch Cluanie, there are various approaches to Sail Chaorainn, the most accessible of which begins from Loch Cluanie heading initially over nearby Carn Ghluasaid and Sgurr nan Conbhairean.

Sail Chaorainn can also be climbed with its neighbouring tops, Tigh Mor na Seilge and Carn na Coire Mheadhoin along with the nearby Corbett peaks of Aonach Shasuinn and Carn a' Choire Ghairbh, all in a fine cicular route from Glen Affric.

Routes up Sail Chaorainn

Ceannacroc Circuit

East of Loch Cluanie, a track heads from the old Ceannacroc Bridge into the wilds, from where some Munros, a couple of Corbetts and a few Munro Tops can be linked in a remarkable high-level hike.

Peaks : 1 Munro and 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1480m (4860ft)
Distance : 34km (21m)
Time : 8:10hr

Cluanie Munros

Above the northern shores of Loch Cluanie, hiking along the connecting ridges of A' Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire and Sgurr nan Conbhairean gives superb views over the Five Sisters and Affric to Skye, Torridon and beyond.

Peaks : 5 Munros

Ascent : 1850m (6070ft)
Distance : 23km (14m)
Time : 8:50hr

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