Name:Sail Chaorainn
Hill number:867
Height:999.2m / 3278ft
Parent (Ma):863  Sgurr nan Conbhairean
SMC/RHB Section:11B: Glen Affric to Glen Moriston
Topographical area:HW12 Chraileag-mhonaidh
Catchment:Beauly, Catchment Boundaries, Ness
Class:Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain, Murdo
Grid ref:NH 13317 15432
Summit feature:rock rib
Col:912m  NH129147  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34
(1:25k) 414N 414S
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Parking at Lundie (NH145103). Stalker’s FP to Carn a Ghluasaid, Craig a’ Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn and back same wayIsbjorn 3rd Round20/05/2024
Limited parking at start of private road to Cean Na Croc (NH225105) 2 hour slog up Glen Doe (no access to river for first 2 miles) to The Bothy at NH175147. FP up E ridge of An Reithe indistinct initially. Carn a Mhadaidh-ruaidh. Thin FP to S side of slabs to reach S ridge of Sail Chaorainn, Carn na Coire Mheadhoin, Tigh Mor na Seilge, Beinn an Iomaire, then steeply down S flank to waterworks dam and some water. 2.5 hour slog back to parkingIsbjorn19/05/2024
Carn Ghluasaid, Creag a' Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, Carn Cna Coire Mheadhoin, Tigh Mor na Seilge and Drochaid an Tuill Easaich from parking at Lundie.JasonStark22/07/2023
Cluanie Munros 5 peaker - Steven Fallon routehummusg18/06/2023
Up from Lundie to Carn Ghluasaid on good stalkers path then over Creag a Chaorainn and on to the large cairn and wind shelter on Sgurr nan Conbhairean. Super view point but midges were terrible so I didn’t hang around on to Sail Chaorainn. Summit looked like rocky rib as opposed to the cairn. Then walked out to Carn na Coire Mheadhoin. Visited the cairn but this was clearly lower than the unmarked high point. Returned and took bypass path around Conbhairean to summit of Drochaid an Tuill Easaich. Managed to have lunch here as sun was out and midges had disappeared. Descent down Meall Breac. Dip in stream and walk back on old military road. Time taken 7 hours 5 minutes for 12.5 miles and 4278 feet of ascent.isabelle02/06/2023
With Jack Coronation backpacking tripfellie05/05/2023
Small cairn, out and back route on good path with small ascent. Superb views on whole ridge. After Carn Ghlusaid and Sgurr nan Conbhairean, before munro top- Drochaid an Tull Easaich . With Richard and Gillian Walker and Zoe Gordon. Snow much melted.Not enough time to do two northern munro tops.Denise 28/04/2023
From Lundie parking, good path up to Carn Ghluasaid, then along to Creag a Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn before returning via Drochaid an Tuill Easaich. Despite a poor weather forecast we enjoyed a pleasant weather window all day. With Gillian, Denise and Zoe.richard6928/04/2023
Excellent day out on my own, great weather and views, awesome!Kevthecat17/08/2022
3 of 7: From Carn a Mhadaidh-ruaidh. With Sam and Tim.ChrisR31/07/2022
22km circuit in just over 6 hrs, taking in 3 munros and 4 munro tops. The two furthest tops are a significant addition.Nicky C29/07/2022
Epic day out with H&K, all that was missing was Kev & Gus!Baz with H&K02/06/2022
with Jeff.Cumbrianexile03/11/2021
From Affric. Up and over Carn a' Choire Ghairbh, then on to 3 Munros. Descended down via Allt na Ciche afterwards.quadbarrel26/05/2021
#3 of 7 from ESE, Ceannacroc bridgeRHW20/05/2021
Glorious day, with PamG and PamL. Repeated Carn Ghlusaid and Sgurr nan Conbhairean.Chris Blake18/09/2020
Carn Ghluasaid, Creag a' Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, Drochaid an Tuill Easaichkeithouk28/08/2020
With Sunny, Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, A’ Chraileag, Mullach Fraoch-choireHuwel31/05/2020
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
R Richard Tait08/09/2018
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
Càrn Ghluasaid, Sgùrr nan Conbhairean & Sàil Chaorainn with John and Anne. Snow and ice underfoot, and very cold.mproudfoot13/02/2016
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
Afternoon start, easy up stalkers path to first summit then along pleasant ridge to 2nd and 3rd summit. Weather cleared on way back, great views.Capt Malbec29/08/2014