Gleouraich

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Gleouraich
Scottish Gaelic: Gleadhraich
Gleouraich Summit.jpg
Gleouraich's summit cairn, looking towards Spidean Mialach
Highest point
Elevation1,035 m (3,396 ft) [1]
Prominence765 m (2,510 ft)
Parent peakA' Chralaig
ListingMunro, Marilyn
Naming
Translationroaring noise (Gaelic)
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈklɤːɾɪç]
Geography
LocationHighland, Scotland
OS gridNH039053
Topo mapOS Landranger 33, OS Explorer 414
Climbing
Easiest routewalk

Gleouraich[needs English IPA] (Scottish Gaelic: Gleadhraich) is a Scottish mountain located to the north of Loch Quoich in the north western highlands. It has a height of 1035 m (3396 ft) and is classed as a Munro. The mountain's main aspects contrast with each other; the south side of the mountain is a gentle, grassy slope, but its north face is steep, dark rock, with a complex array of ridges and corries.

The mountain is separated from its neighbour, Spidean Mialach, by a high ridge, and the two are commonly climbed together from the south, making use of the network of stalker's paths. The ascents of the two mountains are considered to be among the easiest in the area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands Gleouraich". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ The Munros (SMC Guide), Donald Bennett et al, ISBN 0-907521-13-4

Coordinates: 57°05′51″N 5°14′12″W / 57.097447°N 5.236745°W / 57.097447; -5.236745