Circuit of Coir a'Ghreadaidh

June 6, 2005

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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

Summit - Sgurr Thuilm

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