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Name:Sail Chaorainn [Sail Chaoruinn]
Hill number:867
Height:1002m / 3287ft
Parent (Ma):863  Sgurr nan Conbhairean
RHB Section:11B: Glen Affric to Glen Moriston
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Beauly, Catchment Boundaries, Ness
Class:Simm, Munro, Murdo
Grid ref:NH 13324 15451
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:914m  NH129147  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34
(1:25k) 414N 414S
Observations:rib of rock 12m S is as high
Survey:Abney level
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Route: A87 layby at 144102 Carn Ghluasaid Creag a Chaorainn Sgurr nan Conbhairean Sail Caorainn Sgurr nan Conbhairean Drochaid an Tuill Easaich Meall Breac Old Military Road A87 parking. Stats: 6hrs35, 18.5km, 1,417m ascent. Weather: claggy. Notes: very rapid ascent first Munro reached in 1hr45 & second Munro in 2hrs50.millionmts08/09/2019
Nice walk over ridge from Sgurr nan Conbhairean. Liked this summit for views to the north.mcbboyd25/08/2019
Circuit of Carn Ghluasaid, Creag a'Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Convhairean, Sail Chaorain, Drochaid an Tuill EasaichGeoff Briggs30/05/2019
We started on bikes along Glen Afric and Kintail trail. Dry day our intent was to shin up Sail Chaorainn. We decided to combine the ascent with Sgurr Nan Conbair Ean completing the circuit by descending Drochaid an Tuill Easaich. The walk down the valley back to the bikes took sometime. We reached the Alt Beith SYHA by 10.45. A welcome sight after an 8 hour trip on bikes and foot.david.walker4019/05/2019
With Keithchristine9929/08/2018
With ChristineKeith9927/08/2018
Climbed solo. Exceptionally fine, warm, weather and dry underfoot. From Lundie (Loch Cluanie) to Old Military Road to stalkers path (excellent) all the way up Carn Ghluasaid. To Craig a Chaorainn, to Sgurr nan Conbhairean, to Sail Chaorainn. Return to Sgurr nan Conbhairean (skirted summit at 1050m contour). SW ridge to Drochaid an Tuill Easaich. S ridge to Meall Breac. Descend steep east slopes to Allt Coire nan Clach. Return to Lundie via stalkers path and old military road. Fine walk with extensive views of Kintail, Knoydart, Affric and south to Ben Nevis on a clear day. Fairly easy too in good conditions. Grassy/stony ridges with dramatic corries to the north and east (hidden from road).jamessteel10025/07/2018
From Lundie car park, via tracks straight up Carn Ghluasaid, then along ridges to Creag a' Chaorainn and Sgurr nan Conbhairean, then out to Sail Chaorainn, back by contouring round Sgurr nan Conbhairean to Droachaid an Tuill Easaich, descent via Meall Breac, then E to Allt Coire Lair, return to Lundie by track and military roadkdbennett01/07/2018
Re-visit. Swelteringly hot day.dal28/06/2018
Descent then ascent from Sgurr nan Conbhairean. Cloud lifted and had cracking views.187lenny17/06/2018
round of carn ghluasaid, creag a chaorainn, squrr nan conbhairean, sail chaorainn, carn na coire mheadhoin, tigh mor na seilge, drochaid an tuill easaich, A, chioch, from A87.robertphillips27/05/2017
Easy from 2 - in rain then long easy ridge walk down into sunmn2321/05/2017
3rd and last munro of the day. Odd inconsequential looking summit. Cloud cover severe. Back to carpark near Loch Cluanie.dave neilson21/05/2017
With Penda. From wild camp at Lundie on Loch Cluanie. Via Carn Ghulasaid and Sgurr nan Conbhairean. Sunny, windy on tops but warm out of the wind. 11.25 miles, 6.5 hours.beorwulf04/05/2017
From Strawberry cottage over Corbett then down into Glen to westN.Morters29/04/2017
Wet and wild. Traverse of the ridge from the southMoorponder15/10/2016
Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Carn Ghluasaid and Sail Chaorainntomd407/09/2016
this is at the end of the 3 munro bag day if you use the book to follow the route. park On A87 on the bend and follow the stalkers path to bag the first 2 munros. this is a there and back and as yo retrace the path traverse the second munro you crossed to go to a spur on the right for your descent.Aristotle Chip21/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac17/08/2016
Staying with guys n gals from York alpine club in strawberry cottage, circuit over Corbett then south over two Munro tops and two repeat Munros and back down the valleyvegibagger28/05/2016
YAC. S&C+Annie from Strawberry Cottage, Glen Affriclithosyork28/05/2016
Missed ticking this hill before as a winter storm hit when we reached Sgurr nan Conbhairean and we had to run away. So I had to work out a way of doing this one on its own. Parked at Ceannacroc Bridge 228108 and cycled in to the bridge at 180148. Unfortunately this is currently a large construction site for a hydro electric scheme. Large plastic pipes are being laid up all three glens, presumably because the engineers are worried the water wont run down hill. When the pipes are buried I suppose it will all be low key but I wouldnt recommend the circuit of An Reithe, Sail Chaorainn S & N tops, Tigh Mor na Salge and Beinn an Tomaire until its all finished. To top it all it was low cloud so I didn't see much and of course it cleared as I cycled back the car.mindlessflogger24/05/2016
Third Munro of the day with Brian R. Calm, sunny and warm in the sun. Now back to the car!Play2End20/04/2016
On New Year trip to Shiel Lodge at Shiel Bridge with CUHWC friends. With MJ and JA on a windy day - lots of spindrift!AGWilliamson01/01/2016
On New Year trip to Shiel Lodge at Shiel Bridge with CUHWC friends. Carn G, Sgurr nan C, Sail C and some tops with AW and JA on a windy day - lots of spindrift!Mark Jackson01/01/2016
Done as a part of a 3 munro day with Hazel and Gordon. Turned into a bit of an epic when wind tripled in strength, visibility vanished and planned descent route turned out a lot tougher than planned thanks to the full winter conditions.jonbowyer03/01/2015
A bit of a let down after Sgurr nan Conbhairean.Roblex18/06/2014
Best to bag the top to the north also as it's only 1m lower! I wonder if someday the peak and top will swap!steveroberts14/07/2013
A round of Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean - Creag a'Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, CT and Sgurr nan Conbhairean - Drochaid an Tuill Easaich.rhalstead06/07/2013
MMC Ratagan weekend. Carn Glusaid with Eunice Coop and John Berry. They turned back to go home. I carried on to do all 3 munros. Mist and a little snow. 7 hour round.alexmaclennan12/05/2013
3/3 in winter Lots of snow on southern approach Cloud cleared on summit - spectacular winter vista Returned via route inwychwood03/11/2012
Solo afternoon walk in unexpectedly wet & windy conditionsbarnz4827/07/2012
Second half of the horseshoe from Cluaniedickscroop07/06/2012
3rd of 3. Again v.easy going, fired over to North top just in case SMC change their minds, some cracking views from here. Down S riege of Tuill Easaich+managed a crossing low down. Wet path out and back to transmitter and walk in, 5hr50.bowzi05/06/2012
4 & 8 of 9: Out from Sgurr nan Conbhairean. Return from Carn na Coire Mheadhoin.ChrisR20/06/2011
round of 5 carn ghluasaid, squrr nan conbhairean, sail chaorainn, a chralaig, and mullach fraoch choire. cycled back from cluanie inn to car.robertphillips10/06/2011
Climed as part of a 3.akmilne15/09/2010
done with AKMilneFCMark15/09/2010
Climbed with Richard - excellent weather / zero wind.amcculloch10/02/2010
185th - Allan - from Loch Cluanie, dry and clear day, snow above 800m well bonded.RGibbs10/02/2010
EUHWC burns trip 2010Bronagh23/01/2010
Seemed to go on a long way in the rain and wind. No views, so I hope it was worth it!Jhimmy12/08/2009
With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave01/08/2009
With club, walking from Strawberry Cottage completeing Mullach Fraoch-choire, A'Chralaig, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn.JamesSDonald11/07/2009
With Karen Nice walk out and back, still some snow aboutalanm13/06/2009