An Gearanach from Glen Nevis

Summary for An Gearanach from Glen Nevis

An Gearanach from Glen Nevis is a route in “The Mamores” region / range which is located in the Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 8:58 am
Sunset 3:33 pm
6 hours 35 minutes(s) daylight
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The Northern Mamore from Glen Nevis

DistanceAscentTime
5 km/ 3.11 miles860 m/ 2821.52 ft3 hours plus
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This is a short route taking in a single munro An Gearanach from the Glen Nevis side of The Mamores. It is a good introductory route for The Mamores as it gives you a general outline of this very mountainous area of Scotland with no real difficulties on a good path.

An Gearanach has a subsidiary peak, An Garbhanach ("rough ridge"), which lies 400 metres to the south: the two are connected by a narrow ridge which at one point is quite tricky as it tapers to a knife edge arête dropping into deep glens on either side and requires a good head for heights.

The approach from Glen Nevis is shorter than from Kinlochlevan and has the advantage of approaching through the lovely Nevis gorge and past the foot of the An Steall Ban waterfall.

Route points for An Gearanach from Glen Nevis

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN1672691573° ENE0.24 (0.24)From the end of Glen Nevis follow the path up the gorge
NN17216929148° SSE0.66 (0.9)Continue following the path round
NN17536871127° SE0.27 (1.17)Opens out into glen and views of the glen
NN17676844122° ESE0.27 (1.44)Over the wire bridge
NN18106839122° ESE0.27 (1.71)Wooded area
NN18326824145° SE0.15 (1.86)Follow the path zig zaging up the northern side of An Gearanach
NN1838677085° E0.3 (2.16)Follow the path as it bends around onto the north-eastern nose of An Gearanach
NN18636747190° S0.23 (2.39)Continue onto the crest
NN18626710137° SE0.2 (2.59)Climb steeply onto the munros summit & continue north onto top
NN187669184° S0.2 (2.79)The summit An Gearanach - 982 ( metres)
NN18726675146° SE0.24 (3.03)Onto the top of An Garbhanach and return the same way
NN188665174° S3.36 (6.39)An Gearanach - An Garbhanach
Munros covered on An Gearanach from Glen Nevis
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
166 982 An Gearanach The complainer Un Gearahnoch