A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire

Summary for A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire

A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire is a route in “The Five Sisters of Kintail” region / range which is located in the Glen Affric and Kintail area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 6:06 am
Sunset 8:41 pm
14 hours 35 minutes(s) daylight
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15 km/ 9.32 miles1110 m/ 3641.73 ft5 hours plus
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A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire are 2 munros that are at the western end of Loch Cluanie north of Glen Shiel. This is a good route over a broad ridge taking in the highest of the munros bordering the main road to Skye which is A'Chralaig.

It should be noted by parties wishing to follow this route that in full winter conditions the narrow Mullach Fraoch-choire ascent ridge outlined here becomes very technical, corniced and exposed (similar difficulty to Am Fasarinen crest on Liathach). Winter climbing experience up to grade II advised as the easy traverse path around the rocky towers is unlikely to be visible or safe.

Route points for A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH0865120992° E0.46 (0.46)start along the road to a signposted track along An Caorann Mor
NH09111204350° N0.09 (0.55)along track breifly
NH0910121343° NE1.03 (1.58)Climb steeply up the grassy hillside
NH09671436332° NNW0.54 (2.12)Contiue onto summit which is marked with a well contructed cairn. Then drop down over the twisting ridge
NH094148342° NNW0.33 (2.45)The summit A'Chralaig - 1120 ( metres)
NH09361516323° NW0.36 (2.81)Continue along the twisting ridge
NH0906162961° ENE0.35 (3.16)Pass the minro top Stob Coire nan Craliag (1008) . Drop to col
NH0938164435° NE0.19 (3.35)
NH09501660N0.56 (3.91)Climb onto the summit point & return to the col to descend
NH095171182° S0.56 (4.47)The summit Mullach Fraoch-choire - 1102 ( metres)
NH09381644283° WNW1.26 (5.73)Head down from the col into Coire Odhar where the path soon vanishes.
NH08171680237° WSW0.46 (6.19)continue to descend and rejoin the main path along “An Caorann Mor”
NH07771658183° S0.95 (7.14)Rejoin the path & continue along back for a couple of muddy km
NH07901500152° SSE1.31 (8.45)The path turns into a more substantial track
Munros covered on A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
33 1120 A'Chralaig The basket Uh Chraalayk
49 1102 Mullach Fraoch-choire Summit of the heathery corrie Mooluch Fruackorrer