Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg

Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg

Highest Munro peak in Kintail's Brothers

The mountains above Glen Shiel and to the east of the Five Sisters of Kintail have adopted the name of Kintail's Brothers, of which Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg is the highest.

Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg

Meaningpeak of the red moss
ListsMunro, 96
LocationKintail's Brothers, Glen Affric to Glen Shiel
Grid RefNH035143
Lat/Lon57.17765, -5.25292

Standing on the Kintail's Brothers ridge above Glen Shiel and between the Munro summits of Saileag and Aonach Meadhoin, Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg is the highest peak of the three, its summit set slightly back from the main ridge and on which stands a well constructed conical cairn.

Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg is most likely to be bagged on a route also taking in nearby Munros on the mountain ridge above Glen Shiel. The easiest approaches begin from Glen Shiel, though the Kintail Brother's ridge can also be gained from Gleann Lichd to the north. Once up onto this ridge, paths are easily traced along mountain crests with just a few little spots involving some simple scrambling, including a detour from the crest along a short ridge to bag the cairn on Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg's summit.

Routes up Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg

Brothers of Kintail

Above the western end of Loch Cluanie, well defined paths travel along mountain crests to the top of four Munros, of which Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg is the highest. Some cracking views from the summits.

Peaks : 4 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1650m (5410ft)
Distance : 16km (10m)
Time : 6:45hr

Kintail's Big 9

On the road to Skye, the peaks of Kintail rise steeply above Glen Shiel. The hidden north-facing side of this range drops even more dramatically down into Gleann Lichd below the mass of Beinn Fhada. All of the Munros in this area can be bagged on one epic circular hillwalking route, with the option of an overnight in a lonely bothy.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 4115m (13500ft)
Distance : 41km (25m)
Time : 17:5hr

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