Name:Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais
Hill number:884
Height:1083.7m / 3555ft
SMC/RHB Section:12A: Kyle of Lochalsh to Garve
Topographical area:HW08 Ghlais-eagle
Catchment:Beauly, Catchment Boundaries, Cromarty
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 25838 43045
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:265m  NH078365  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 430
Observations:Cairn 60m NW of the trig point is probably slightly higher than one to the south of the trig point and probably slightly higher than the trig point
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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I was the 5th car the Glen Strathfarrar gates this morning, I left a bike at Allt Coire Mhuillidh (grid ref: NH 283386) and parked at Allt Toll a'Mhuic (grid ref: NH 223392). Headed up to Loch Toll a' Mhuic, then onto Sgurr na Fearstaig (1015m) Munro Top, over to Sgurr Fhur-thuill (1049m) Munro and Creag Ghorm a' Bhealaich (1030m) Munro Top, these three summits only took 40mins. Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais (1083m) Munro, was a long slog up, but I meet the others doing the round anti clockwise here, I'd had the hills to myself until now. Then into Carn na Gobhar (992m) Munro, I descended into Coire Mhuillidh a pathless boggy trek until I joined the Sgorr Ruaidhe path. Once back at Allt Coire Mhuillidh, John very kindly gave me a lift back to Allt Toll a'Mhuic where my car was parked. Sunny all day great views.chillyman815/07/2024
Glorious sunny day, cold wind here but easy to avoid it and enjoy the views.NorfolkPT2101/06/2024
Harder than expected and really boggy climb to first hill but a great day for it. with Barry!Kevthecat31/08/2023
Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Gobhar, Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Creag Ghorm a' Bhealaich, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill & Sgurr na Fearstaig from parking at Loch a' Mhuillidh.JasonStark08/04/2023
Circuit of the Strathfarrar Munros. Walkhighlands route with Sgurr na Fearstaig top added at end.hummusg27/10/2022
Sept Strathfarrar adventure.kitmacleod15/09/2022
Strathfarrar circuitGeoff Briggs16/07/2022
....2/4 - it's a straightforward ridge walk - views are spectacular either side.....wychwood10/06/2022
With the Winter vehicular access arrangement defunct, had to cycle up to NH226390 and camped near the ford - very cold night. Standard route up to Loch Toll a'Mhuic, but all exits had debris from avalanches or cornice collapse, so went E via Gob a' Chairn, then to Sgurr Fhuar-thuill, Craig Ghorm a'Bhealaich, Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, down S ridge to col at NH261416, then W over shoulder of Gob a'Chairn to join uptrack. De-camped and cycled back to Inchmore.Isbjorn Winter Round07/03/2022
From the car park at the Glen Strathfarre Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Gobhar, Sgurr a Choire Ghlais, Creag Ghorm a Bhealaich, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill and Sgurr na Fearstaig. 15.5 miles, in cloud the whole time and very windy. Exhausting walk, especially having to run the last 4 miles to get out of the park on time.Lazylizzie25/09/2021
with MarianDesperate Stan02/07/2021
Classic Strathfarrar round of 4.quadbarrel23/05/2021
Solo from Inverchoran (North). Clear visibility. Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Gobhar, Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais & Sgurr Fhuar-thuillHuwel23/10/2020
A long day in the wilds of Strathfarrar - after clambering out of a frost-covered tent in Roy Bridge at 5am, followed by a 1.5hr drive up to the entrance gate into Glen Strathfarrar, I parked up and cycled the 8miles through the glen to the end point of the (clockwise) munro circuit. Then a 15.5 mile walk with nearly 1700m/ 5500ft of ascent over the four munros, I had a decent dose of the jelly legs by the time I got back to the bike. Another 8 mile ride back out of the glen, and the car was a welcome sight. Great day up on the ridge though - one to remember!mproudfoot27/09/2020
Rocky route to top which could be avoided going west. Now made our way down back to beginning over gentle ground. Rough and boggy near finishAdventurers507/06/2019
Sam, Neil, Dave camping near Struy. Gate at 9ammn2314/07/2018
3rd and highest munro of the day. Done with Maggie, Sam and Neil.dave neilson14/07/2018
Strathfarrar Munros from west to east, track from glen by Allt Toll a' Mhuic to Sgurr na Fearstaig, then along ridge Sgurr Fhuar-thuill, Creag Ghorm a' Bhealaich, Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Carn nan Gobhar and Sgurr na Ruaidhe, descending to track along Allt Coire Mhuillidh, down to glen, back to start by bikekdbennett22/06/2018
Cycled in from Inchmore for a traverse of the Strathfarrar Munros and Tops.rhalstead10/06/2018
Tim Elliot & Andrew Dyson neil hutton28/05/2018
SoloGeraldine Fardon05/05/2018
Solo. Walk: 17km(comma) 1580m ascent(comma) 7 hours exactly. Cycle: 7km(comma) 28 mins. Fidget22/06/2017
Anticlockwise circuit of the Strathfarrar Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey05/05/2017
With Rob as part of 4 Munro ridge traverse. Clear views cycled back to cardavid.walker4001/05/2017
TD & CThis Dog25/08/2016
Third of 6 solo tops today. Cloud-covered tops to start, completely clear later.mikejacobs29/07/2016
Standard round of the Strathfarrer 6. Tops all in cloud and bealachs cloud free. Drizzly/ mizzly blustery day. long walk back to the car.alexmaclennan20/06/2016
From Sgurr Fhuar - thuill. From summit descended SW to a footbridge at 232401 over the Allt Toll a Mhuic above the waterfall. A great circuit that takes in the best of the ridge and brought us back to the car with no road walking.mindlessflogger02/06/2016
With ChristineKeith9913/08/2015
With RodOik25/06/2015
With Jenny and Ken Strathfarrar fournickywood111/06/2015
After Garbh-charn, revisit for trig. NB the south cairn is also a trig - Intersected Station - as is also the Beinn Dearg summit cairn. Cold blustery day with summit in cloud. Descended the nice SSE ridge for the 755m GT.RHW24/05/2015
Second of the day. Lovely weather with fresh snow underfoot. Difficultly finding the way off due to cornices.Play2End16/04/2015
SF, Richard, Duncan + othersChris Blake15/11/2014
Solo day completing Strathfarrar 4 - dry, hot and sunny with some mistbarnz4813/09/2014
Steep descent then steep ascent in hail squall to summit. No viewsmunromurph28/06/2014
With KWduchally21/06/2014
Biggest hill of the day with the longest climb up to. Intermittent view between clouds and rain. Still a lot of snow around.akmilne04/05/2014
after the first climb, this hill as the others weren't too difficult to do, even in the driving rain!FCMark04/05/2014
3rd of 4. Had met up and was walking with a chap (forgot name, sorry!) I met on the 1st peak. We then met a couple and their American pals who were attempting all the Munros in a calendar year! Asked if we'd drive their car back down the glen! Of course! ;D 1 hour from last peak.bowzi28/09/2013
Early start at the gates by 0830; first summit damp but getting better with warm summit at the end.Capt Malbec14/09/2013
Climbed with Andy Brown & Chris Dean. Translates to Peak of the Grey Corrie.Davidjones25/05/2013
On a anti-clockwise round of the three easternmost Strathfarrar Munros. Excellent weather and views :-) See my blog post for more details:
See Sgurr Fhuar-thuilldickscroop22/09/2012
I had planned to climb all four Strath Farrar Munros. I was at the gate into the glen in good time (09:02). I drove up the glen almost as far as the dam and left my bike there. I returned down the glen and headed up Sgurr na Ruaidhe. Although I got off to a good start a tweaked a muscle towards the top of the second Munro - Carn nan Gobhar. I then took it very slowly up the third one (Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais) and then down off it back to the car. I drove up the glen to pick up my bike. I stepped out of the car into a cloud of midges, some of which got inside the car when I loaded the bike into the boot. I was still swatting midges when I reached Inverness - not ideal for driving.langskill04/08/2012
round of squrr na ruaidhe,carn nan gobhar, squrr a choire ghlais, squrr fhuar thuill, and beinn na muice.robertphillips22/03/2012