Sgùrr a' Choire Ghlais

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Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais
Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais.jpg
The north-east ridge
Highest point
Elevation1,083 m (3,553 ft) [1]
Prominence818 m (2,684 ft) Ranked 31st in British Isles
Parent peakSgurr na Lapaich
ListingMunro, Marilyn
Naming
English translationRocky Peak of the Grey Corrie
Language of nameGaelic
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪kuːrˠ ə ˈxɔɾʲə ˈɣl̪ˠaʃ]
English approximation: SKOOR-ə-COR-yə-GLASH
Geography
LocationGlen Strathfarrar, Scotland
OS gridNH259430
Topo mapOS Landranger 25

Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais is a mountain in the North-west Highlands of Scotland. It lies between Glen Strathfarrar and Glen Orrin and it is an excellent viewpoint, being the highest mountain in its group - a group which includes the Munros of Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill and Carn nan Gobhar. Northwards there is no higher ground apart from the Fannaichs.

It is one of the most difficult hills to reach in Scotland, the shortest route involving a 10-mile approach up Glen Strathfarrar. A bicycle, or permission to drive along the private road up Strathfarrar, may shorten the approach.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 57°26′38″N 4°54′10″W / 57.44383°N 4.90265°W / 57.44383; -4.90265