Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan

Summary for Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan

Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Glen Affric and Kintail as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Glen Affric )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1151 metres / 3776 feetNH057228Skor nern KerravnunRocky peak of the quarters
LocationAccess
Glen Affric and KintailNational Trust for Scotland: (An Socach) tel: 01599 511231
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Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan is a Scottish mountain that is situated in the remote and lonely mountainous country between Glen Affric and Glen Elchaig, some 30 kilometres east of Kyle of Lochalsh in the Highland region. With a height of 1151 metres (3776 feet) it is ranked as the third highest mountain north of the Great Glen (after Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail) and is regarded as one of the finest hills in the whole of the United Kingdom. It is different from the other Affric Hills which tend to be more bulky and not particularly photogenic, whereas Ceathreamhnan has sweeping flanks and long ridges and looks good from all angles

Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan is rated as one of the remotest Munros and a great prize for any hill walker, with E.J. Yeaman in his “Handbook of the Scottish Hills” regarding Ceathreamhnan as the fourth most difficult Scottish Munro to climb, taking into account its remote position and its altitude. It is a massive mountain which covers 24 square miles (62 square km) and stands many kilometres from the nearest public road, it has a tent like appearance and throws down many long ridges to the valleys. It has five subsidiary “tops”, three of these stand on the northern ridge, they are Stuc Bheag (1075 metres), Stuc Mor (1041 metres) and Stob Fraoch Choire (918 metres). The Western Top (1143 metres) is also regarded as a "top" as is Stob Coire na Cloiche (915 metres) on the eastern ridge. In addition to this Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan has three tops which have been deleted from the list over the years, making a total of eight distinct summits on the mountain in addition to the highest point. Its outlier to the north east Mullach na Dheiragain is regarded as a separate Munro.

Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan’s name looks notoriously difficult to pronounce for non Gaelic speakers, however the accepted pronunciation of “Skoor nan Cerranan” is not too difficult. It is often jokingly referred to as “Chrysanthemum” by English speaking hill walkers. The English translation from the Gaelic name is “Peak of the Quarters” referring to the large amount of land it divides with its ridges. Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan’s summit has twin peaks linked by a curving ridge with the western pinnacle lying 500 metres away from the highest point and reaching 1143 metres in height, there is a small amount of scrambling involved in traversing between the two summits.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan is Thirteen

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