Bruach na Frìthe

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Bruach na Frìthe
Bruach frithe.jpg
Highest point
Elevation958 m (3,143 ft) [1]
Prominence125 metres (410 ft)
Coordinates57°14′48″N 6°12′37″W / 57.24667°N 6.21028°W / 57.24667; -6.21028Coordinates: 57°14′48″N 6°12′37″W / 57.24667°N 6.21028°W / 57.24667; -6.21028
English translationSlope of the Deer Forest
Language of nameGaelic
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈpɾuəx nə ˈfɾʲiː.ə]
Bruach na Frìthe is located in Isle of Skye
Bruach na Frìthe
Bruach na Frìthe
Location in Skye
LocationSkye, Scotland
Parent rangeCuillin
OS gridNG461252
Topo mapOS Landranger 32
First ascent1845, Prof J D Forbes
Easiest routeScramble
The summit trig point in 1976

Bruach na Frìthe is one of the principal summits on the Black Cuillin ridge, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Like the rest of the range it is composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineering. The Bruach cannot be seen in the popular view from Sligachan - the right hand peak which is often mistaken for it is the lower Sgurr a' Bhasteir.

This is one of the easiest and probably the most ascended of the main Black Cuillin peaks, requiring no scrambling ability. The simplest route ascends via Fionn Coire, though the slightly harder Northwest Ridge is also a popular route. All routes cross steep ground and scree.

The summit is one of the best viewpoints in the Cuillin. Though not the highest peak in the range, it is the only one to have an Ordnance Survey pillar.


  1. ^ "Bruach na Frithe". 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.

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