Sgurr nan Clach Geala

Sgurr nan Clach Geala

Distinctive Munro peak in the Fannichs

Sgurr nan Clach Geala is the second highest peak in the Fannichs and with cliffs and buttresses falling 400m on its east face, the most distinctive in the mountain range.

Sgurr nan Clach Geala

Meaningpeak of the white stones
ListsMunro, 53
LocationThe Fannichs, The Fannichs to Loch Maree
Grid RefNH184715
Lat/Lon57.69631, -5.04839

From the roadside, Sgurr nan Clach Geala is for the most part, well hidden from view, only revealing its dramatic character from higher ground. A ruined trig point stands on the mountain's summit close to the rim of a small coire, which in turn stands above Coire Mor where striking cliffs and buttresses fall impressively.

A hike to Sgurr nan Clach Geala will presumably take in other Munro peaks, including its neighbours, Sgurr nan Each and Meall a' Chrasgaidh, with the most likely approach from the path that crosses from Loch a' Bhraoin to Loch Fannich.

Paths in the glens lead to pathless heather and grass clad slopes. Higher up, paths travel on the mountain's crests and stick close to the upper edge of the east facing coire, giving a little easy scrambling and sense of exposure.

Routes up Sgurr nan Clach Geala

Fannichs Big 9

This route taking in all nine Munros in the Fannichs mountain range makes for an epic day out and begins (and ends) with a 12km cycle up a private road in the peaceful land surrounding Loch Fannich.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 3050m (10010ft)
Distance : 61km (38m)
Time : 15:30hr

Western Fannichs

The 5 Munros in the west of the Fannichs mountain range can be approached from the 'destitution road' by the head of Loch a' Bhraoin. On paths most of the way, much of the route traces ridges above steep sided corries.

Peaks : 5 Munros

Ascent : 1840m (6040ft)
Distance : 23km (14m)
Time : 8:50hr

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