Munros starting with S
Sgurr na Ciche
|Sgurr na Ciche is a remote mountain at the the head of Glen Dessarry separated from Garbh Choich Mhor by Bealach na h-Eangair. In fact its nearest neighbour, the Corbett Ben Aden, is normally climbed from Barrisdale with the Kyoydart mountains. |
Sgurr na Ciche is a very craggy mountain and the ascent from Bealach na h-Eangair requires you to follow the faint path left by others or select a safe path through rocky outcrops to the summit.
Sgurr na Ciche has a long ridge SW which can be used as a route to Sourlies Bothy if you plan to stay over.
Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe
|Sgurr na Ciste Dubh is one of three Munros on the North Glen Shiel ridge in the group known as the "Five Sisters". |
The three Munros enclose Coire Domain to the E and to the W form the steep and rocky towering E wall of Glen Shiel. The curved summit ridge of Sgurr na Ciste Dubh links to Sgurr na Carnach to the NW and Sgurr nan Spainteach to the E.
Its S and W slopes to Glen Shiel are steep and rocky and to the N of the summit there is a short craggy NE ridge into Coire Domain.
The normal ascent route is from Bealach an Lapain via Sgurr nan Spainteach. The route from Sgurr nan Spainteach involves some scrambling and the ridge to Sgurr na Ciste Dubh has a double crest which can be confusing in poor visibility.
Sgurr na Lapaich
|Sgurr na Lapaich, which is linked to An Riabhachan and Carn nan Gobhar by its WSW and ESE ridges is the most craggy of this group. N of the summit a narrow ridge curves NW around the crags of Garbh Choire to An Leth-Chreag, where the slopes into Glen Srathfarrar are otherwise moderate and accessible. |
To the S the summit ridge leads to Sgurr nan Clachan Geala where the ridge divides, the main ridge going SSW to Braigh a' Choire Bhig whilst a short rocky ridge leads E then SE to an access path from Glen Cannich in Glas Toll. The ridge then continues SSW to Mullach a' Ghlas-thuill whose steep slopes overlook Loch Mullardoch.
Sgurr na Ruaidhe
|Sgurr na Ruaidhe is the most easterly of the three Munros enclosing Coire Mhuillidh. |
It has a rounded summit at the intersection of five ridges two of which are normally used for ascent. These are the NW ridge which links to Carn nan Gobhar, and the SW ridge which leads to the path, to Glen Strathfarrar, in Coire Mhuillidh.
The slopes to the N and W are generally less steep than those to the S and E and these are the slopes used for access.
Sgurr na Sgine
|Sgurr na Sgine is located on the S side of Glen Sheil, W of the famous South Glen Shiel Ridge, and adjacent to The Saddle with which it is normally climbed. |
Sgurr na Sgine is elongated SW to NE with two peaks, the summit (946m) and Faochag (909m) between which the narrow rocky summit ridge curves N then ENE to Faochag around CoireToiteil.
This ridge then continues NE down to the road offering an interesting ascent route. Sgurr na Sgine can also be approached from Sgurr na Forcan via Beallach Coire Mhalagain.
Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan
|Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan is a very distinctive mountain with its twin peaks located at the intersection of 5 narrow ridges. The true summit, 8m higher than its twin lies to the E. |
From the summit, ridges lead E to An Socach and NE to Mulllach na Dheiragain.
From the minor top (1143m) ridges lead S to the path in Gleann Gniomhaidh leading to the Alltbeithe Hostel, NW to Creag nan Clachan Geala (999m) and down towards the Falls of Glomach and N to Creag Ghlas (856m) where paths lead down to Carnach in Glen Elchaig
Sgurr nan Clach Geala
|Sgurr nan Clach Geala is one of the group known as the Fannaichs.The mountain is a triangular pyramid but the shape is less obvious at the summit where the E slopes have eroded to produce a high corrie. The slopes of Sgurr nan Clach Geala are moderate to steep with the E slopes into Coire Mor being the steepest. |
Sgurr nan Clach Geala is separated from Sgurr Breac by a bealach (550m) through which runs a path, from Loch a' Bhraoin to Loch Fannich, offering easy access to its W slopes. The narrow S ridge leads to Sgurr nan Each and the broad N ridge to Meall a' Chrasgaidh and also to Sgurr Mhor via Carn na Criche.
Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Dessary]
|Sgurr nan Coireachan is the most easterly of three remote Munros at the head of Glen Dessarry. It is a complex mountain with a second peak, An Eag (873m) and long ridges NNE and NE. The NE ridge from An Eag leads over Sgurr Beag (890m) to Sgurr Mor more than 3km away. |
Because of its remoteness Sgurr nan Coireachan is only ascended from Glen Dessarry and its S ridge is the obvious, if unrelenting route to its summit. The other access route is the SW ridge and col leading to Garbh Choich Bheag and onto Garbh Choich Mhor.
Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan]
|Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm are two Munros on a long twisting ridge at the head of Glen Finnan. |
Sgurr nan Coireachan lies at the intersection of three ridges, W to Beinn Garbh (896m), E to Meall an Tarmachain (826m) leading to Sgurr Thuilm, and SE to Sgurr a Choire Riabhaich (852m).
The ascent from Glen Finnan is normally via Sgurr a Choire Riabhaich then along the narrow SE ridge to the summit.
An ascent from Strathan in Glen Dessary is also possible on the NE ridge of Meall an Tarmachain, following the ridge round the N side of the Allt Coire nan Gall to Glen Pean.
Sgurr nan Conbhairean
|Sgurr nan Conbhairean lies in the centre of a ridge of mountains surrounding a great corrie, hence its E face is rocky and steep. |
The summit cone of Sgurr nan Conbhairean lies close to the corrie edge and its narrow ridges lead N to Sail Chaorainn and SE to Glas Bealach leading to Carn Ghluasaid.
A third ridge leads SW to Drochaid an Tuill Easaich (1001m) then branches NW to Bealach Choire a' Chait and S to Meall Breac. The S ridge leads to the path from Strath Cluanie, by the Allt Coire Lair, and is the normal ascent route.