Circuit of Coir a'Ghreadaidh

May 1997

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The round of the Coir a'Ghreadaidh/Coire na Banachdich skyline makes a great day's outing. This day was just superb, warm, with a light breeze as I set out from the Youth Hostel car-park, following the stream then later heading leftward towards the ridge of Sgurr Thuilm. From its airy summit an easy walk leads to the base of Great Gash gulley. The way ahead follows the right-hand buttress on to the screes above then a short ridge to the summit.

On the way to Sgurr a' Greadaidh there is the drop into the slot of An Dorus followed by an easy staircase up on to the ridge - but you must turn to your right to access it. The ridge is now a delightful switchback over Sgurr a'Greadaidh's twin tops, down past the 'Teeth' and on to Sgurr naBanachdich, before descending the Sgurr nan Gobhar ridge back to the road.

Glen Brittle Youth Hostel
Sgurr Thuilm - the first Hill
Allt a'Choire Ghreadaidh

Sgurr na Banachdich
Bruach na Frithe
Sgurr a'Mhadaidh
Deep Gash Gulley
Sgurr Thuilm and Loch Sligachan
Coruisg from Sgurr
a' Mhadaidh
South Ridge of Sgurr
a' Mhadaidh
Coruisg from above
An Dorus
Climbing out of An Dorus
Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and the Final 'Tooth'
Sgurr Alasdair and
Sgurr Dearg
Coruisg from
Sgurr na Banachdich
Roseroot growing in the Scree
Glen Brittle from Sgurr nan Gobhar
Red Deer on lower slopes of Sgurr na Banachdich
Evening light on Sgurr Thuilm