Sgurr na Banachdich from Glen Brittle

Summary for Sgurr na Banachdich from Glen Brittle

Sgurr na Banachdich from Glen Brittle is a route in “The Cuillin” region / range which is located in the The Islands area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 7:36 am
Sunset 5:39 pm
10 hours 3 minutes(s) daylight
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8 km/ 4.97 miles1010 m/ 3313.65 ft5 hours plus
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Sgurr na Banachdich is a fine peak which possibly the easiest peak to climb in the Cuillin Hills situated at the head of Coire na Banachdish where the ascent is made.

Start from Glen Brittle and follow the path up the spectacular waterfall Eas Mor where you follow the less obvious path south of the Allt Coire na Banachdich. The headwall of the corrie is made of slabs & cliffs and this is the easiest pass between Glen Brittle - Loch Coruisk. From the pass climb directly the south ridge of Sgurr na Banachdich over the 2 tops which invovles scrambling which is exposed in places.

Descent is made west-north-west along an easier wide stony slope which leads to the meeting of Sgurr nan Gobhar and An Diallaid ridges. The slope down is quite featureless but is marked with cairns which help navigation in tricky weather conditions. From the head of Coir an Eich descend on grassy slopes down directly to the youth hostel below which leaves a 10 minute walk to the starting point.

Route points for Sgurr na Banachdich from Glen Brittle

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG41082156113° ESE0.34 (0.34)Follow path on the south of Glen Brittle Memorial Hut
NG4138214174° ENE0.21 (0.55)Join the path from Glenbrittle House
NG4193213837° NE0.21 (0.76)Continue past Eas Mor ignoring forks to the right
NG4207215336° NE0.12 (0.88)Continue up beside Allt Coire na Banachdich
NG4257217795° E0.32 (1.2)Head up into Coire na Banachdich
NG4345218589° E0.13 (1.33)Pass over the bottom rocks of Window Buttress following occational cairns
NG4358218486° E0.18 (1.51)Continue beside southern most stream
NG43932181122° ESE0.12 (1.63)Progress directly upwards onto Bealach Coire na Banachdich
NG44262182N0.11 (1.74)Bealach Coire na Banachdich
NG44282193298° WNW0.14 (1.88)Scramble along the southern ridge onto top
NG44022228345° NNW0.1 (1.98)Sgurr na Banachdich - Central Top
NG44002238316° NW0.05 (2.03)easy scree slope leads to munro summit
NG43972242293° WNW0.19 (2.22)The summit Sgurr na Banachdich - 965 ( metres)
NG43802251298° WNW0.09 (2.31)Descend to junction of Sgurr nan Ghobhar & An Diallaid ridges
NG43402268278° W0.22 (2.53)Descend steeply into the small corrie Coir' an Eich
NG43182273249° WSW0.25 (2.78)Follow Allt Coir' an Eich down into Glen Brittle
NG42572283270° W0.29 (3.07)Descend grassy slopes directly on the south side of Allt Coir' an Eich
NG41092250254° WSW0.2 (3.27)Follow path towards youth hostel in Glen Brittle
NG40892246172° S0.91 (4.18)Glen Brittle youth hostel & end of route
Munros covered on Sgurr na Banachdich from Glen Brittle
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
190 965 Sgurr na Banachdich Rocky peak of the milkmaid Skoor na banachteech