Sgurr nan Coireachan, Glen Dessarry

Sgurr nan Coireachan, Glen Dessarry

Munro peak above Glen Dessarry

Overlooking the head of Glen Dessarry and the western end of Loch Quoich, Sgurr nan Coireachan stands halfway on the undulating ridge from Sgurr na Ciche to Sgurr Mor.


Sgurr nan Coireachan, Glen Dessarry


Height953.8m
Prominence221m
Meaningpeak of the corries
ListsMunros, 209
LocationRough Bounds and Glen Kingie,
Knoydart and the Rough Bounds
Grid RefNM933959
Lat/Lon57.00731, -5.40625


Standing above the head of Glen Dessarry, Sgurr nan Coireachan is a rugged mountain with four shoulders stretching out from its summit. Two of the shoulders lie on the ridge-line from Sgurr na Ciche to Sgurr Mor, another drops to Loch Quoich and the fourth descends steeply to Glen Dessarry to the south.

Most likely to be bagged on a route also taking in Sgurr na Ciche and Garbh Chioch Mhor, route possibilities to Sgurr nan Coireachan and its neighbouring Munros are numerous. Once on the mountain's undulating crest, navigation is made straightforward over its main crest by following an old wall and old iron posts.

Probably the most popular route is through Glen Dessarry on a forest track which gets close to the foot of Sgurr nan Coireachan, from where a steep climb up a grassy slope leads direct to the summit and the ridge onwards to Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr na Ciche.

An epic challenge traversing the peaks and ridges of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart while hiking a circular route around Loch Quoich makes for a long day - or two if you fancy a bivvi !



Routes up Sgurr nan Coireachan


Glen Dessarry Munros

A cycle along Glen Dessarry leads to a gully scramble and a traverse following old walls on the fine ridge from Sgurr na Ciche over Garbh Chioch Mor to Sgurr nan Coireachan.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1510m (4950ft)
Distance : 29km (18m)
Time : 7hr

Rough Bounds from Loch Cuaich

From Loch Cuaich Dam, a hike up Gairich is followed by a challenging route following well defined paths and stalkers tracks along crests to Sgurr na Ciche, the highest peak in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Peaks : 5 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 3240m (10630ft)
Distance : 39km (24m)
Time : 15:05hr



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