An Gearanach and An Garbhanach from Am Bodach

An Gearanach

Munro mountain in the Mamores range

An Gearanach is a Munro peak in the heart of the Mamores range. It is connected to the main ridge via its southern Munro Top, An Garbhanach, requiring some easy rock-scrambling to traverse.


An Gearanach


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Height981.4m
Prominence152m
Meaningthe complainer
ListsMunro, 167
LocationMamores, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN188670
Lat/Lon56.75909, -4.96673


Tamed by stalker's paths, An Gearanach is the northern Munro peak of a grassy mountain topped with a rocky crest. Its southern top, An Garbhanach, gives some easy and entertaining rock-scrambling and connects to the main ridge with a drop of just over 100m to a bealach below Stob Coire a'Chairn.

The most direct line of ascent to An Gearanach comes from Steall in Glen Nevis, from where a stalkers path zig-zags up the northern shoulder of the mountain.

Forming part of the famed 'Ring of Steall', the classic ridge traverse in the centre of the Mamores range, An Gearanach is best combined with the other Munros in this circuit. This makes for a fabulous hillwalking route !

For fit hikers and hill-runners, here is also the option of bagging An Gearanach as part of a complete Mamores traverse (or even a longer Tranter's Round or Ramsay's Round).



Routes up An Gearanach


Ring of Steall hiking route

The middle section of the Mamores mountain range is often referred to as 'The Ring o'Steall'. Some easy rock-scrambling is enjoyed while bagging 4 Munros including Sgurr a'Mhaim and An Gearanach.

Peaks : 4 Munros

Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 6:45hr

Mamores range hillwalking route

The Mamores is one of the finest mountain ranges in Scotland, with 10 Munro summits scattered over crests and ridges between Glen Nevis and Glencoe. This route bags them all in one outing !

Peaks : 10 Munros

Ascent : 3400m (11150ft)
Distance : 34km (21m)
Time : 14hr



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