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Sgor Gaoith

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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.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1118 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Sgor Gaoith from Glen Feshie

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.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Kingussie / Newtonmore Hotels

Kingussie / Newtonmore B&B

Kingussie / Newtonmore cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Sgor Gaoith

There are 3607 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Sgor Gaoith. They have contributed 93 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  16/04/2016  14 M2
  13/02/2016  11 M1
  13/09/2014  11 M10
  27/07/2014  10 M5
  20/01/2017  9 M7
  03/06/2015  9 M7
  04/01/2014  9 M1
  05/11/2011  9 M1
  27/08/2014  8 M1
  19/08/2016  7 M11
  28/05/2015  7 M7
  06/11/2012  7 M2
  27/02/2017  6 M1
  18/06/2012  6 M1
  01/08/2011  6 M8
  02/06/2010  6 M2
  16/09/2015  4 M9
  23/02/2014  4 M2C2
  02/06/2012  4 M1
  14/01/2012  4 M2
  30/06/2011  4 M4
  25/06/2016  3 M4
  18/03/2015  3 M1
  04/08/2013  3 M4
  27/07/2013  3 M1
  21/04/2012  3 M3
  10/10/2011  3 M1
  13/05/2011  3 M1
  18/07/2014  2 M2
  13/10/2013  2 M2
  25/05/2013  2 M3
  18/11/2012  2 M2
  26/08/2012  2 M2
  03/12/2016  1 M1
  28/08/2016  1 M2
  27/08/2016  1 M2
  25/07/2016  1 M1
  05/09/2015  1 M7
  30/06/2015  1 M1
  07/06/2014  1 M2
  31/05/2014  1 M2
  17/05/2014  1 M2
  08/08/2013  1 M1
  01/06/2013  1 M2
  17/11/2012  1 M1
  08/09/2012  1 M2
  10/06/2012  1 M2
  02/06/2012  1 M1
  27/05/2012  1 M2
  20/03/2012  1 M2
  21/09/2011  1 M2
  24/08/2011  1 M4
  02/04/2011  1 M2
  02/04/2011  1 M2
  09/11/2009  1 M1
  08/05/2009  1 M2
  16/08/2008  1 M1
  15/07/2016  0 M1
  18/10/2015  0 M1
  10/09/2015  0 M2
  21/03/2015  0 M4
  05/01/2015  0 M2
  01/11/2014  0 M1
  03/09/2014  0 M2
  18/07/2014  0 M2
  01/07/2014  0 M5C1
  27/06/2014  0 M2
  08/04/2014  0 M2
  27/10/2013  0 M1
  12/10/2013  0 M1
  05/05/2013  0 M1
  28/04/2013  0 M1
  28/04/2013  0 M2
  05/01/2013  0 M2
  17/11/2012  0 M1
  19/09/2012  0 M2
  20/07/2012  0 M1
  30/06/2012  0 M1
  20/08/2011  0 M1
  30/07/2011  0 M1
  13/07/2011  0 M2
  07/05/2011  0 M1
  29/03/2011  0 M1
  19/03/2011  0 M1
  12/11/2010  0 M1
  22/08/2010  0 M1
  10/02/2010  0 M1
  25/09/2009  0 M1
  11/09/2009  0 M1
  09/09/2009  0 M4
  12/08/2009  0 M1
  12/05/2008  0 M1
  01/01/1970  0 M1

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