Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan plus 2

Summary for Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan plus 2

Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan plus 2 is a route in “The Glen Affric” 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 5:41 am
Sunset 8:54 pm
15 hours 13 minutes(s) daylight
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Mullach na Dheiragain, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan & An Socach

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20 km/ 12.43 miles1570 m/ 5150.92 ft7 hours plus
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Mullach na Dheiragain, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan & An Socach is part of a groups of hills which are one of the remote in the Highlands. All approaches are very long including this one and most parties climbing these hills will need to spend a night camping or in the Glen Affric Youth Hostel where the path starts.

If cycling on the approach to Alltbeithe (which is possible) be warned it's very rough in places and also steep.

Route points for Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan plus 2

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH07872018352° N0.12 (0.12)From Alltbeithe a path leads up behind the hostel following Allt na Faing upto a col on the main ridge
NH07862288279° W0.61 (0.73)From the col (Stob Coire na Cloiche) head uphill breifly and then steeply downwards
NH07262301304° NW0.81 (1.54)pass lochan heading for lowest point on the ridge between Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and Point 967 (unnamed on Landranger)
NH0661235038° NE0.93 (2.47) Continue easily for a bit but Point 967 bolders & scree need to be negotiated
NH0722242025° NNE1.02 (3.49)Drop down quite steeply from this top. Continue easily along broad ridge then onto Mullach na Dheiragain
NH080259199° SSW0.91 (4.4)The summit Mullach na Dheiragain - 982 ( metres)
NH07702511205° SSW1.02 (5.42)Head back to the col (point 4)
NH06262336222° SW0.72 (6.14)Climb onto Sgurr nan Ceatheamhnan where the final bit is quite narrow but has no difficult sections. Then continue around on the ridge
NH057228115° ESE0.76 (6.9)The summit Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan - 1151 ( metres)
NH0642224988° E0.72 (7.62)Continue along marked point 970. Terrain is pretty rough but not difficult to follow
NH0714224858° ENE0.82 (8.44)point 941. Continue past col you first crossed then over a small top
NH0867228945° NE0.24 (8.68)Last climb of the day onto An Socach return to col to descend
NH088230225° SW0.24 (8.92)The summit An Socach [Glen Affric] - 921 ( metres)
NH07722218173° S2.01 (10.93)Descend down to Alltbeithe
Munros covered on Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan plus 2
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
22 1151 Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan Rocky peak of the quarters Skor nern Kerravnun
167 982 Mullach na Dheiragain Summit of the hawks Mooluch nuh Yerrigan
270 921 An Socach [Glen Affric] The Snout Un Sorcoch