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Sgor Gaoith is a distinctive peaked summit on the eastern edge of an area of vast, rolling plateaux. It has an amazingly dramatic location right on the edge of a huge wall of broken crags which collapse down to Loch Einich, and makes for one of the finest shorter hillwalks in the Cairngorms.
Altitude: 1118 metres
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Other routes and challenges
As well as the shorter approach from Glen Feshie described above, it is well worth making the approach along the ridge from the north, using traces of an old stalkers' path and ascending near the Allt Coire Follais. This route passes the Argyll Stone - or Clach Mhic Cailein to give it its original name - a granite outcrop, and over Sgoran Dubh Mor - formerly a Munro in its own right.
For the adventurous, it is possible to climb the mountain from Loch Einich, following traces of Ross's path up to the Allt Fuaran Diotach and then tackling very steep grassy slopes to gain the plateau below Carn Ban Mor.
Although almost 7km away, Mullach Clach a' Bhlair is often climbed on the same day, with the undulating plateau between giving fast walking in calm conditions.