Garbh Bheinn of Ardgour

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Garbh Bheinn is a magnificent mountain, rough as any in Ardgour and famed for the great climbing crags on its eastern flanks. The route described here is out and back along the Sron a' Gharbh Choire Bhig ridge which offers superlative views throughout.


Intermittent path up the ridge, mix of some boggy ground and outcropping rock. There is some very simple scrambling.

Public Transport

None to start.


A861 at bridge over Abhainn Coire an Iubhair, near Inversanda. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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