Tom na Gruagaich, Beinn Alligin

Tom na Gruagaich, Beinn Alligin

Southern Munro peak on Beinn Alligin

Tom na Gruagaich is Beinn Alligin's southern Munro peak. There's a sheltered approach to Tom na Gruagaich's summit via Coire nan Laogh and some easy scrambling on its northern ridge on the way to Sgurr Mor.

Tom na Gruagaich, Beinn Alligin

Meaningjewelled mountain - hill of the maiden
ListsMunros, 268
Applecross, Coulin and Torridon
Grid RefNG860601
Lat/Lon57.58041, -5.58261

Beinn Alligin in Torridon has two Munro summits, with Tom na Gruagaich being the southern and lower of the two. This peak was previously merely a 'Munro Top' and was only promoted to Munro status in 1997.

From a hillwalker's point of view, Tom na Gruagaich will most likely summited on a traverse of Beinn Alligin, which also takes in the mountain's higher Munro peak Sgurr Mor and continues over the 'Horns of Alligin'. With relatively straightforward navigation and some easy rock-scrambling on route, this traverse makes for a fine introduction to 'Torridon's Giants' - the big mountains of Beinn Alligin, Beinn Eighe and Liathach.

Routes up Tom na Gruagaich

Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg

Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg are the most westerly of the Torridon Giants and though not quite as large or complex as their higher neighbours Liathach and Beinn Eighe, a traverse across their ridges makes for a fine introduction to scrambling on Scottish rock.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1250m (4100ft)
Distance : 10km (6m)
Time : 4:35hr

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