Sgor an Lochain Uaine

Summary for Sgor an Lochain Uaine

Sgor an Lochain Uaine is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Cairngorms as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Braemar )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1258 metres / 4127 feetSgor un Lochan You-annyaRocky peak of the little green loch
LocationAccess
The CairngormsNational Trust for Scotland, Mar Lodge tel: 013397 41368
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Details for Sgor an Lochain Uaine

Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a mountain in the Cairngorms, Scotland. By some counts it is the fifth highest mountain in Scotland (and the United Kingdom). It is the third highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms, lying between Braeriach and Cairn Toul on the western side of the pass of the Lairig Ghru. It was only "promoted" to Munro status by the Scottish Mountaineering Club's 1997 revision of the tables.

The mountain is named for Lochan Uaine, which lies in a corrie on the northeast side of the peak. It is also sometimes called The Angel's Peak, possibly as a counterpoint to The Devil's Point, which is nearby.

Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a remote mountain, and all routes to the summit are long days by Scottish standards. It is usually climbed in conjunction with other peaks: if coming from the south it may be combined with Cairn Toul and The Devil's Point, whilst from the north one must first cross Braeriach. The southern route, which starts at Linn of Dee, has the advantage that the walker may use a mountain bike for much of the distance.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Sgor an Lochain Uaine is zero