An Gearanach

Summary for An Gearanach

An Gearanach is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as The Mamores )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
982 metres / 3222 feetNN187669Un GearahnochThe complainer
LocationAccess
Loch Linnhe to Loch ErichtHillphone, tel: 01855 831511
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Details for An Gearanach

An Gearanach is a Scottish mountain situated in the Mamore Forest, 11 kilometres south east of Fort William. It is a Munro which reaches a height of 982 metres (3222 feet) and is part of a group of mountains commonly called The Mamores which lie between Loch Leven and Glen Nevis and consist of 10 Munros and two Corbetts. The translation of the mountains name from Gaelic is uncertain with some publications giving it as "short ridge" from Gearr Aonach while others give a translated name of "the complainer" or "the sad place".

An Gearanach is a popular mountain, not just because of its Munro status but because it is part of one of the best and most exposed ridge walks in the whole of Scotland, The Ring of Steall. This route takes in the three other Munros of Stob Coire a' Chàirn, Am Bodach and Sgurr a' Mhàim during a circuit of the Allt Coire a' Mhàil, a valley which feeds the An Steall Ban waterfall. The An Steall Ban ("the white spout") is a fine sight as it drops 120 metres down the northern lower slopes of An Gearanach. The base of the falls is passed on the approach to the mountain from Glen Nevis.

An Gearanach can be climbed from either Glen Nevis or Kinlochleven. The approach from Glen Nevis is shorter and has the advantage of approaching through the lovely Nevis gorge and past the foot of the An Steall Ban waterfall. After crossing the Water of Nevis on a wire suspension bridge and passing the foot of the waterfall, a stalkers path zig zags up the hillside to gain the NNE ridge and up to the summit. The approach from Kinlochleven involves firstly ascending Stob Coire a' Chàirn by the stalkers' path up Coire na Ba before continuing to An Gearanach giving an out and back trip of 14 kilometres.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed An Gearanach is Forty

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