Munros starting with T
|The Cairnwell is one of the easiest ascents for the beginner but also one of the least attractive, with its decoration of Chair lifts and Radio masts. |
The shape approximates to a triangular pyramid with the main ridge leading NW, and is the normal ascent route.
The NE slopes are moderate but littered with skiing equipment. The slopes to the SW and SE are steeper and rocky.
The Devils Point
|The Devils Point is the smallest peak of the Cairn Toul group, some 200 meters lower than its lofty neighbour, but an impressive peak none-the-less. |
This mountain is the SE promontory of the Cairn Toul plateau with steep rock faces to the S (into Glen Geusachan) and to the E (into Glen Dee). To the W lies the the summit plateau of Cairn Toul giving easy access from the NW and to the N are steep slopes to Coire Odhar.
The normal ascent route is from the Corrour Bothy in the Lairig Ghru up the head-wall of Coire Odhar.
|The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine are located on the S side of Glen Shiel, to the W of the famous South Glen Shiel Ridge. |
The Saddle is best known for, the Forcan Ridge, its NE ridge down to Meallan Odhar (610m), which offers a splendid scramble on a narrow crest. Consequently the normal ascent route is by path onto Meallan Odhar.
If you wish to avoid the ridge, bear SW to Beallach Coire Mhalagain and then climb NW to the summit avoiding the steepest slope ahead.
The Saddle is one peak on a long ridge which bears W then curves N around Coire Uaine offering a longer route to the bealach S of Sgurr Mhic Bharraich where a path returns to Shiel Bridge.
|Toll Creagach lies at the E end of a range of mountains, and its sprawling mass has mostly easy to moderate slopes. |
From the summit five broad ridges run E, SSE to Beinn Eun leading down to Glen Affric, WSW to Bealach Toll Easa where it connects to Tom a' Choinich, NW to Creag Dubh overlooking Loch Mullardoch and NE to Creag a' Baca overlooking Glen Cannich.
An ascent from Glen Cannich is possible but ascents from Glen Affric via the SSW and WSW ridges are easier.
|Tolmount forms the head wall of Glen Callater and its NW face is consequently rocky and steep. To other points of the compass its slopes are gentle and undulating as it is a summit on the edge of a high moorland plateau. |
Access to Tolmount is normally from Glen Doll to the SE by the path known as "Jocks Road" or from Carn a Claise at the W limit of the plateau.
Tom a' Choinich
|The sprawling mass of Tom a' Choinich takes the form of a triangular pyramid, with three major and one minor ridges converging on the summit. The main ridges run NNE to Creag Dubh, ESE to Gleann nam Fiadh and to the WSW a long winding ridge leads to Carn Eighe. |
A short narrow E ridge leads down to a Bealach Toll Easa from where paths lead to Glen Cannich and Glen Affric. Whilst some of the slopes are very steep, there are good ascent routes via the W and WSW ridges.
|Tom Buidhe is a gently rounded summit on a high moorland plateau. The mountain has only gentle slopes but to the S lie the cliffs of Canness Glen, to the N the steep rocky slopes into Glen Callater and to the SE, Glen Doll is also flanked by steep and rocky slopes. |
Access to Tom Buidhe is normally from Glen Doll to the SE by the path known as "Jocks Road" or from Carn a Claise at the W limit of the plateau.
Tom na Gruagaich
|Beinn Alligin is a very distinctive mountain with its great cleft, the Eag Dubh, on the S face of Sgurr Mor. |
Tom na Gruagaich is the more S of two munros on Beinn Alligin and it is connected to Sgurr Mor by a col N of its summit. This col is one of the possible ascent routes either from Sgurr Mor or more usually from the corrie to the E.
The other common ascent route is up the corrie on the SE face of Tom na Gruagaich, Coir nan Laogh.
Beinn Alligin is a relatively steep sided mountain with much of its slopes formed of terraced layers of red sandstone which are eroded to a rounded profile making hand and footholds difficult.