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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, 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
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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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
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
A bit of a non entity as a munroe. Pretty flat top easily acquired after Sgurr nan Conbhairean. This was my 3rd munroe of the day and then dropped down to the tarn at Toll Easach and camped.dspenc1621/05/2009
Loch Cluanie to Cluanie Inn via Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, A'Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire and Ciste Dubh. Day 21 of 59 for all Munros. 24km, +/-2500m, 10 hours.PGCE17/04/2009
SMMC Morvich meet.clashcityrocker09/04/2008
With Will, Alan, Chris & Craig. And a broken foot. On way to Kishorn.Grinner02/01/2008
With Stephen from usual car park, going past mobile phone mast (things change) then up stalkers path. The route back skirted all the tops done on the way out. SS26/08/2007
With JayColinmac200526/08/2007
68 - Steve SMountain Goat19/06/2007