Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Sgurr a Ghreadaidh

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Twin-topped Sgurr a Ghreadaidh is the highest peak on the northern half of the Cuillin Ridge; it can be climbed either with its neighbour Sgurr a Mhadaidh or on separate excursions; both peaks involve tough scrambling but have fantastic views.


The ascent of An Dorus is on steep scree and the routes to the peaks from there involve steep and tricky scrambling. There is an easier option on Sgurr a Mhadaidh but there is still a fair amount of scrambling involved.

Public Transport

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Parking by Glen Brittle Youth Hostel. 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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