Above Loch Cluanie

North of Loch Cluanie, the high peaks of A'Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire and Sgurr nan Conbhairean give superb views over the Five Sisters and Affric to Skye, Torridon and beyond.

Main route summary

Most people divide these peaks into two groups, however the lowest point between the groups is 740m, it therefore makes sense to bag them all in one outing !

There are some well defined stalkers paths with terrain on the eastern three Munros being mainly of grass and heather cover. The western pair of A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire are more airy in comparison, with some boulderfields and some easy scrambling to contend with.

In winter conditions, the narrow ridge on Mullach Fraoch-choire becomes challenging !

Munros Carn Ghluasaid (957m, Munro 204)
Sgurr nan Conbhairean (1109m, Munro 43)
Sail Chaorainn (1002m, Munro 134)
A'Chralaig (1120m, Munro 33)
Mullach Fraoch-choire (1102m, Munro 49)
Corbetts Aonach Shasuinn* (888m)
Carn a'Choire Ghairbh* (865m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1850m (6,050ft)
Distance       23km (14.5m)
Time walk : 8:50hr*, run : 5hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start   Lundie on Loch Cluanie
(grid ref : NH144103)

Finish   1.5km west of Cluanie Inn
(grid ref : NH092120)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
A'Chralaig : 'the basket'
Mullach Fraoch-choire : 'summit of the heathery coire'
Sail Chaorainn : 'rounded hill of the rowan tree'
Sgurr nan Conbhairean : 'peak of the keeper'
Carn Ghluasaid : 'cairn of movement'
Carn a'Choire Ghairbh : 'cairn of the rough corrie'
Aonach Shasuinn : 'height of the saxon'

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