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Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan & Mullach na Dheiragain
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1945 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
12 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
42.37 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

A long route to remote peaks with rocky ridges. Cycling can reduce the duration of this route.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Dornie

From Dornie (A87), travel NW over bridge on Loch Long to junction (NH874273) then ENE on minor road along northern shore of Loch Long to Killilan.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,945 metres. Allow 12 hours to complete this 42.37 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start at Killilan
  NG94053033 Distance
17 m
Head SE towards Faddoch
NG95452847 Distance
2.55 km
7 m
Continue ESE alongside River Elchaig
NG99662685 Distance
4.76 km
63 m
Continue ENE to junction near bridge at Coire Allt a' Ghlomaich
NH00932707 Distance
1.39 km
80 m
Leave bikes and walk NE past Carnach to Iron Lodge
NH04212947 Distance
4.32 km
138 m
Cross river and ascend ESE on path to junction
NH06552881 Distance
3.07 km
345 m
Bear right and head SE to next junction
NH07182824 Distance
1.65 km
350 m
Keep right and head S into Gleann Sithidh
NH07172773 Distance
1.08 km
370 m
Ascend SE onto ridge
NH07892720 Distance
0.90 km
760 m
Continue SSE on ridge to Mullach Sithidh
NH08212643 Distance
0.81 km
974 m
Bear SSW to Mullach na Dheiragain
NH08082594 Distance
0.55 km
982 m
Descend SW to col 850m.
NH07802513 Distance
0.85 km
850 m
Follow ridge SSW to Carn na Con Dhu
NH07252417 Distance
2.07 km
967 m
Descend SW to Col 830m
NH06562344 Distance
0.99 km
830 m
Ascend SW to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan
NH05702285 Distance
1.07 km
1151 m
Head W to top (1143m)
NH05282281 Distance
0.42 km
1143 m
Continue descending WNW around the corrie
NH04632295 Distance
0.67 km
990 m
Continue NW to Creag nan Clachan Geala
NH04232325 Distance
0.56 km
999 m
Descend NNW into Gleann Gaorsaic
NH03232496 Distance
2.10 km
400 m
Continue NW around Meall an Odhar
NH02522545 Distance
0.87 km
365 m
Turn WNW to join path above Falls of Glomach
NH01882557 Distance
0.67 km
335 m
Follow path NW to reach bridge and rejoin approach route
  NG94053033 Distance
11.01 km
17 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Images of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan & Mullach na Dheiragain
Route Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from the route start.
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
11.5 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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Rating & Reviews

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Written by David Harbottle on 28 Jul 2008:
July 2008. This really is a fantastic outing. I was lucky enough to have excellent visibility and warm weather. Make the extra effort and explore the spectacular 'Falls of Glomach' - you won't be dissappointed. There's so great bathing places in the stream above the falls. Total time from Killilan: 1hr bike + 6.75 hrs walking. A tough day.
Written by Craig Dunderdale on 14 Jun 2007:
Bike in from Glen Affric car park (takes 1.5hrs) Stay at the Youth Hostel at Alltbeithe. The whole route has a clear path that takes 6.5hrs. Walk from the hostel up the path to the bealach. Head East up An Socach first then onto Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan & Mullach na Dheiragain. On return from furthest Munro at 835m bealach head ESE north of the loch and then continue upto Stob Coire na Cloiche thus saving a big walk round and big reascent. Return back down the path to the Hostel passing the highly entertaining path builders who stayed in the Hostel.
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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