Sgorr Ruadh, Achnashellach

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Sgorr Ruadh is a majestically-sculpted sandstone peak which shows an impressive face above Coire Lair. Munro-baggers often climb this peak in combination with Beinn Liath Mhor, in which case the latter peak is best climbed first.


Easy approach paths are followed by a stream crossing that could be awkward in spate. Higher up the route crosses pathless, complex and rough ground requiring good navigation. The descent includes some easy scrambling.

Public Transport

Train or bus to Achnashellach.


Achnashellach Station. 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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