Munros starting with S
Sgurr nan Each
|Sgurr nan Each is one of the group known as the Fannaichs and overlooks Loch Fannich. |
Sgurr nan Each is connected to Sgurr nan Clach Geala by a col on its N ridge which can be easily accessed from the path from Loch a' Bhraoin to Loch Fannich. This path runs through the bealach (550m) that separates Sgurr nan Each from Sgurr Breac.
The slopes of Sgurr nan Each are very varied, with steep slopes and crags E of the summit ridge, some easy slopes above 700m but generally moderately steep inclines.
Sgurr nan Eag
|Sgurr nan Eag is the most southerly Munro on the Black Cuillin Ridge and it is normally climbed with its its nearest neighbour Sgurr Dubh Mor. |
The normal ascent route follows a cairn marked path into Coire a' Ghrunda to reach Loch coir' a' Ghrunda, a route with some exposure on sloping slabs.
From the N of the loch ascend NNE to Bealach Garbh-choire on the main ridge NW of Sgurr Dubh. Bear SE past Sgurr Dubh, then S over the rocky tower, Caisteal a' Garbh-choire, to the summit ridge of Sgurr nan Eag. Caisteal a' Garbh-choire, can be by-passed below the ridge summit.
NB scrambling and exposure unavoidable.
Sgurr nan Gillean
|Sgurr nan Gillean is one of the most northerly peaks on the Black Cuillin Ridge, and one of the finest with its sharply pointed summit. |
The Cuillin are composed of gabbro rock which gives wonderful grip even when wet, but these mountains have narrow ridges and pointed summits which require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach the summit.
The ascent of Sgurr nan Gillean commences in Coire Riabach NNE of the summit and continues on rock and scree on the E face of the mountain to reach the SE ridge. From here the ascent is a scramble and the summit is very very small with lots of exposure!
|Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan are two Munros on a long twisting ridge at the head of Glen Finnan. Sgurr Thuilm has a long ridge, Druim Coire a Bheithe, which runs S then SW to a bridge over the Allt Coire a Bheithe, which makes it the natural approach to the summit. |
Sgurr Thuilm has Ridges N and NE less seldom used for ascent, although the NE ridge could provide an approach from Strathan in Glen Dessary. The final ridge runs W and this is the route to Sgurr nan Coireachan at the W end of the ridge.
|Slioch is the highest peak on the N shore of beautiful Loch Maree and the views from it are stunning. Slioch is large and complex with two parallel ridges running ESE and between them a high corrie. |
The path to Letterewe on the N side of Loch Maree is the only access route, and consequently the S ridge is the normal ascent route to the col between Meall Each and Sgurr Dubh.
From all other directions, the slopes are steep and frequently craggy. The summit is surrounded by crags but no scrambling is required.
Spidean a' Choire Leith
|The imposing mass of Liathach dominates Glen Torridon and Upper loch Torridon with its steep terraced sandstone slopes. Of the six peaks along the 7km summit ridge, two have been ranked as Munros, but the whole ridge should be included in an ascent. |
Spidean a' Choire Leith is a craggy peak on the pinnacled ridge. Scrambling and a head for exposure are required for Liathach and there is no alternative safe route off the ridge, other than the ascent routes at either end of this steep sided rocky Mountain. Some of the scrambling can be bypassed but the alternative path may be very exposed.
Spidean Coire nan Clach
|Beinn Eighe is a large and complex mountain with many peaks and corries, the most beautiful of which is Coire Mhic Fhearchair with its loch and towering triple buttress. |
Spidean Coire nan Clach lies in the centre of the main ridge linking Coinneach Mhor to the W, Sgurr Ban to the E and Ruadh-stac Beag to the NE.
The normal route of ascent is from the Coire Mhic Fhearchair via the W ridge of Rhuadh-stac Mor. There is also a short ridge SSE to Stuc Coire an Laoigh, from which a descent SE leads to a path returning to the road in Glen Torridon.
The upper slopes are boulder strewn and the slopes have rocky outcrops. N.B. the traverse of the whole Beinn Eighe main ridge necessitates moderate scrambling.
|Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich are connected by a ridge on the N side of Loch Quoich. They form grassy corries to their S but to the N their character is very different with high craggy corries and rocky slopes. The S slopes are consequently more accessible, particularly as stalkers paths run high on their slopes. |
From the summit of Spidean Mialach a ridge runs WNW 2.5km along the rims of successive N corries to Gleouraich. To the E this ridge continues a further 3.5km before losing its rocky nature.
A descent SW from the summit of Spidean Mialach on steep grassy slopes leads to a path W of Loch Fearna.
Sron a' Choire Ghairbh
|Sron a' Choire Ghairbh lies on the W side of Loch Lochy separated from Meall na Teanga by Cam Bhealach. Sron a' Choire Ghairbh forms a horse-shoe ridge around the large Coire Glas with crags and scree/boulders slopes into the corrie. |
The more S ridge has steep rocky faces and the safe descents are S to Cam Bhealach or follow to the ridge to Meall nan Dearcag before descending. The more N ridge, Meall a' Choire Ghlais is separated from Ben Tee, by Bealach Easain from where tracks lead NE to White Bridge.
Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin
|Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain (1115m) to the SW are located on a 8km long ridge, separated by a high col (960m) and, consequently, are climbed together. In addition to the main ridge, Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin has a SE ridge, which is craggy on its N flank, leading down to Loch Treig . |
To the E of the main ridge the slopes, overlooking Loch Treig, are steep and frequently craggy, whereas those to the W are craggy/rocky just below the summits but easier terrain lower down leads to Coire Laire. Normal access is from Creag Fhiaclach along the crest of the ridge or from Stob Coire Easain