Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Sail Chaorainn

Summary for Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Sail Chaorainn

Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Sail Chaorainn 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 7:09 am
Sunset 7:17 pm
12 hours 8 minutes(s) daylight
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16 km/ 9.94 miles1100 m/ 3608.92 ft5 hours plus
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This route is a medium length route which covers Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Sail Chaorainn which lie at the eastern end of a long chain of munros to the north of Glen Shiel. This is quite a moderate route with steep grassy slopes and rocky ridges on the northern side of Glen Shiel high above Loch Cluanie.

This is a very quite area of the highlands and you'll be lucky if you see a soul on these hills even if other cars are parked at the starting point.

Route points for Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Sail Chaorainn

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH14331031259° W0.68 (0.68)Follow the Old military road for nearly 1km the branch off to the right
NH13651022352° N0.56 (1.24)Head up towards knoll of An Cruachan
NH1361120157° ENE1.07 (2.31)Head up the west ridge of Carn Ghluasaid onto the summit.
NH145125260° W0.33 (2.64)The summit Carn Ghluasaid - 957 ( metres)
NH14221250295° WNW0.51 (3.15)Change direction onto ridge
NH13771274353° N0.4 (3.55)head up the south-western slopes of the top Creag a' Chaorain
NH137131266° W0.35 (3.9)Sgurr nan Conbhairean - Creag a'Chaorainn
NH12901331346° NNW0.37 (4.27)From the col marked "Glas Bhealach" onto the stony summit dome of Sgurr nan Conbhairea
NH129138315° NW0.23 (4.5)The summit Sgurr nan Conbhairean - 1109 ( metres)
NH1287147638° NE0.54 (5.04)From the col below Sail Chaorainn head north-east
NH1322151621° NNE0.31 (5.35)Climb steeply onto the summit of Sail Chaorainn. Then onto a high col under the centre top
NH133154351° N0.25 (5.6)The summit Sail Chaorainn - 1002 ( metres)
NH1332157037° NE0.2 (5.8)From col climb to the top Carn na Coire Mheadhoin
NH13415826° NNE0.26 (6.06)Sail Chaorainn - Carn na Coire Mheadhoin (Centre Top)
NH1350163245° NE0.33 (6.39)From the col between the 2 tops climb onto the last top and the return to the munro Sgurr nan Conbhairean to descend via Tigh Mor na Seilge
NH140166249° WSW0.31 (6.7)Sail Chaorainn - Tigh Mor na Seilge (NNE Top)
NH12391356248° WSW0.36 (7.06)Head along the ridge to yet another top where a descend can be made
NH120134176° S0.37 (7.43)Sgurr nan Conbhairean - Drochaid an Tuill Easaich
NH12051308191° S0.45 (7.88)Descend down
NH12661064108° ESE0.51 (8.39)Head back to the starting point
Munros covered on Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Sail Chaorainn
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
44 1109 Sgurr nan Conbhairean Rocky peak of the hound keeper Skoor nern Konnavathen
133 1002 Sail Chaorainn Rounded hill of the rowan tree Sal Hooreen
203 957 Carn Ghluasaid Cairn like hill of movement Karn Gloorsage