923 m. |
Translation: Peak of the horses
Pronuncation: skoor nan yaach
Start of tour at parking on A 832 close to private road to Loch a’ Bhraoin. Up the glen of the Allt Breabaig to the head of that glen. Ascent east to the Cadha na Guite. Wind and snow increasingly strong. Views of Sgurr nan Clach Geala, Sgurr Mor, the Western two Munros of the Fannichs and An Tellach. Further to the summit of Sgurr nan Each. Drifting snow hurting the eyes. Return by way of ascent. Beautiful glen with good path on both sides of the Allt Breabaig. Relaxing if somewhat long approach to this part of the Fannichs.
Description These three mountains lie on a north-south ridge in the western half of the Fannaichs. Sgurr nan Clach Geala is the finest of the three, its east-facing corrie which is flanked on the north by a line of steep buttresses being the most impressive feature of the mountain. To its south Sgurr nan Each is a peak of similar shape but smaller stature and to its north Meall a' Chrasgaidh is a more rounded hill with its steep side overlooking Loch a' Mhadaidh.The approach to these three mountains starts from the A832 road at the point where a track leads to Loch a' Bhraoin. Go along this track, round the east end of the loch and up a path which leads south into the mountains. Soon after crossing the Allt Breabaig leave the path and climb east up the steep lower slopes of Meall a' Chrasgaidh. Higher up the angle eases and a broad ridge leads to the summit. Go south-east down the broad smooth ridge to a wide col and climb south up the steepening slopes to Sgurr nan Clach Geala. From there continue south to Sgurr nan Each. Return north along the ridge for > kilometre and descend west to the pass at the head of the Allt Breabaig. Go down the path along this stream to return to Loch a' Bhraoin.