An Teallach (Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill, Sgurr Fiona)

Summary for An Teallach (Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill, Sgurr Fiona)

An Teallach (Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill, Sgurr Fiona) is a route in “The An Teallach” region / range which is located in the Loch Maree to Loch Broom area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 7:02 am
Sunset 7:49 pm
12 hours 46 minutes(s) daylight
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Route up An Teallach which is arguably the most impressive mountain range on mainland Britain avoiding the pinnacled twisting eastern ridge. This is the shorter of the popular ascent routes from Dundonnall and avoids the main difficulties by returning the down into Glass Tholl.

Starting a few hundred metres to the east of the hotel take the path up the north eastern ridge of Meall Garbh following the path into the corrie and then climb steeply onto the top Sròn a Choire (863m) NH06638514 . From this top climb onto Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill which is the highest peak of An Teallach. From here it's a steep easy decent followed by re-ascent of a 1km south-western rocky ridge which leads to Sgurr Fiona.

Return by heading back along the ridge over Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill and descend around NH07098491 where from here head very steeply east into Glas Tholl. Head carefully down this steep corrie along northern banks of the Allt a'Ghlas Thuill right down to the Garbh Allt waterfalls where a better path is joined which is very overgrown in places. Once the road is reached head back to Dundonnell.

The views over to the remote Fisherfield wilderness to the south-west are great and gives you a good look at the so called Fisherfield Six Hills.

Route points for An Teallach (Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill, Sgurr Fiona)

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH09248780201° SSW0.1 (0.1)Start from A832, Dundonnell
NH09208771136° SE0.31 (0.41)Follow the path which take you up north-eastern ridge of Meall Garbh
NH08298696305° NW0.11 (0.52)Pass the summit rocks on Meall Garbh and continue up over Torridonian sandstone pavement in parts
NH07708655197° SSW0.47 (0.99)Take the path leading up into Coir' a'Mhuilinn
NH06638514118° ESE0.28 (1.27)Climb steeply onto Sron a Choire
NH06878499180° S0.16 (1.43)From Sron a Choire head around onto a col beneath Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill's summit
NH06868484183° S0.1 (1.53)From col climb onto ridge then onto summit of Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill
NH06838434230° SW0.37 (1.9)The summit Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill - 1062 ( metres)
NH06538412196° SSW0.15 (2.05)Head along ridge to col to ascent Sgurr Fiona
NH0632836421° NNE0.37 (2.42)The summit Sgurr Fiona - 1060 ( metres)
NH0648839716° NNE0.15 (2.57)Head Back to Bidein a'Ghlass Thuill
NH0683843412° NNE0.34 (2.91)The summit Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill - 1062 ( metres)
NH06928466312° NW0.1 (3.01)Head back down to find the descend point
NH06858474N0.1 (3.11)From here start the descent into Glass Tholl
NH07098491125° SE0.31 (3.42)Descend very steeply east into Glas Tholl
NH08928500132° SE0.11 (3.53)Continue down steeply following Allt a' Ghlas Thuil
NH0997852679° E0.25 (3.78)Decend to join a track that returns to Dundonnell House
NH1022852936° NE0.41 (4.19)Follow the path along western side of Garbh Allt
NH1083857093° E0.17 (4.36)Pass through wooded area on the path and rejoin the road at Dundonnell House
NH11098579173° S2.72 (7.08)From Dundonnell House walk back along road to Dundonnell (Kappock Farm)
Munros covered on An Teallach (Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill, Sgurr Fiona)
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
72 1062 Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill Pinnacle of the green hollow (The forge) Beedyan uh Glaz Hail
73 1060 Sgurr Fiona White Peak Skoor Fiona