Sgùrr a' Choire Ghlais

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Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais
Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais.jpg
The north-east ridge
Highest point
Elevation 1,083 m (3,553 ft) [1]
Prominence 818 m (2,684 ft) Ranked 31st in British Isles
Parent peak Sgurr na Lapaich
Listing Munro, Marilyn
Naming
Translation Rocky Peak of the Grey Corrie (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪kuːrˠ ə ˈxɔɾʲə ˈɣlˠ̪aʃ]
English approx: skure uh cor-ya glash
Geography
Location Glen Strathfarrar, Scotland
OS grid NH259430
Topo map OS 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