A' Chràlaig

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A' Chràlaig
View towards A' Chralaig from An Cnapach - geograph.org.uk - 1005411.jpg
A'Chralaig from the northwest]
Highest point
Elevation1,120 m (3,670 ft) [1]
Prominence786 m (2,579 ft) 
Ranked 38th in British Isles
Parent peakCarn Eige
ListingMunro, Marilyn
Coordinates57°11′5″N 05°09′16″W / 57.18472°N 5.15444°W / 57.18472; -5.15444Coordinates: 57°11′5″N 05°09′16″W / 57.18472°N 5.15444°W / 57.18472; -5.15444
Naming
English translationthe basket [2]
Language of nameGaelic
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [əˈxɾaːl̪ˠɛkʲ]
English approximation: ə-KHRAH-lek
Geography
A' Chràlaig is located in Highland
A' Chràlaig
A' Chràlaig
Parent rangeNorthwest Highlands
OS gridNH094148
Topo mapOS Landranger 33 / 34
Geology
Mountain typemountain

A' Chràlaig is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands, north of Loch Cluanie and south of Glen Affric. It is the highest peak along Glen Shiel and can be easily climbed from the Cluanie Inn on the A87.[3] The eastern slopes of the mountain, are owned by the Forestry Commission and are part of the Kintail National Scenic Area.

Despite being the highest peak on the ridge, it is considered less interesting than the route over Stob Coire na Cràlaig to the nearby Mullach Fraoch-choire.[4] These two peaks may be combined with the neighbouring peaks of Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn to make the so-called "Cluanie Horseshoe", although no path connects A' Chràlaig with the peaks to the east.[5]

Cluanie Horseshoe
Summit from south ridge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands A' Chralaig". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  2. ^ "A' Chralaig". MunroMagic.com.
  3. ^ David Jarman (Autumn 2006). "On Diurnal Variations in the Remoteness and Tranquillity of the Highlands". Wild Land News. 67. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008.
  4. ^ "Scotland's Munros: A' Chralaig". Walking Scotland.
  5. ^ Anthony Dyer. "The Cluanie Horseshoe". Archived from the original on 2016-04-30.