Sgurr Gaorsaic

Sgurr Gaorsaic

Corbett in heart of Kintail

Sgurr Gaorsaic is a shy, grass-covered lump hiding behind higher and more impressive mountains in the heart of Kintail.

Sgurr Gaorsaic

Meaningpeak of thrill or horror
ListsCorbett, 108
LocationNorth of Glen Affric, Glen Strathfarrar to Glen Affric
Grid RefNH035218
Lat/Lon57.24526, -5.25694

Hidden in the heart of Kintail, Sgurr Gaorsaic is a outlying subsiduary peak of mighty Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan. With having just enough prominence from its bigger neighbour, this otherwise little lump makes it into the list of Corbetts.

Sitting above grass-covered slopes, Sgurr Gaorsaic's summit crest is of grass-covered terrain, pitted by rocks and tiny lochans. The hill's northern face is steep, overlooking some lovely waterfalls on the Allt Thuill Easaich.

If hiking Sgurr Gaorsaic as a detour from Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan, then approaches can be made from Glen Affric, Cluaine or even Loch Mullardoch.

If intending to bag Sgurr Gaorsaic on its own, the most direct approach is to head along a path from Strath Croe, through Bealach an Sgairne. This allows for a possible return via the dramatic Falls of Glomach, one of the highest waterfalls in the country.

Routes up Sgurr Gaorsaic

Sgurr Gaorsaic and Falls of Glomach

A hike into the heart of Kintail on well-defined paths leads to a circular route around the slopes of A' Ghlas Bheinn, bags the Corbett Sgurr Gaorsaic and visits the impressive Falls of Glomach.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1250m (4100ft)
Distance : 23km (14m)
Time : 7:50hr

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