Bruach na Frithe

Summary for Bruach na Frithe

Bruach na Frithe is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Islands as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as The Cuillin )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
958 metres / 3143 feetNG461252brooach na freeaSlope of the deer forest
LocationAccess
The IslandsMacleod Estate, tel: 01470 521206
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Bruach na Frithe is one of three major peaks situated on the northern section of the Cuillin ridge that overlooks the head of Lota Corrie . It is a shapely munro with 3 ridges with southern / eastern ridges forming a right-angled turn from the main ridge. This peak is the only munro on The Cuillin that is not defended by cliffs thus making it the most accessible and also the most popular. The Bruach cannot be seen in the popular view from Sligachan but a short distance along the road to Dunvegan and it appears behind the peak Sgurr a' Bhasteir.

Usual access is from Sligachan heading up to Bealach a' Mhaim from where the north western ridge (harder) can be climbed or Fionn Coire give access to Bealach nan Lice which is the possible crossing point of the Cuillin Ridge between Am Bastier and Sgurr a' Fionn Choire. This is by far the most popular ascent. Alternatively the south ridge via Sgurr na Bhairnich gives an exhilarating ascent with short sections of scrambling.

The summit is one of the best viewpoints in the Cuillin. Though far from the highest peak in the range, it is the only one to have an Ordnance Survey pillar - probably due to the difficulties of many of the other peaks.

Like the rest of the range it is composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineering.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Bruach na Frithe is Twenty-Three

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