Gleouraich

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Gleouraich
Gleouraich Summit.jpg
Gleouraich's summit cairn, looking towards Spidean Mialach
Highest point
Elevation 1,035 m (3,396 ft) [1]
Prominence 765 m (2,510 ft)
Parent peak A' Chralaig
Listing Munro, Marilyn
Naming
Translation "roaring noise" (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈklɛːɾɪç]
Geography
Location Highland, Scotland
OS grid NH039053
Topo map OS Landranger 33, OS Explorer 414
Climbing
Easiest route walk

Gleouraich (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