Sgùrr a' Bhac Chaolais

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Sgùrr a' Bhac Chaolais is thirty metres short of Munro status and is very much the forgotten peak on the great range along the south side of Glen Shiel. Nonetheless it gives a good hillwalk with views over its more famous neighbours. Until 2012 the summit was regarded as a Corbett jointly with Buidhe Bheinn, but a resurvey revealed that the latter was the higher summit and thus the Corbett.


Stalkers path for ascent to ridge - boggy and indistinct at times. Descent along ridge is steep and scrambly before return via corrie.

Public Transport

There is a reasonable bus service along the A87, served by Citilink buses from Glasgow and Inverness.


Layby on A87 at NG973137. 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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