Sgor Gaoith from Glen Feshie

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Starting in the beautiful Glen Feshie, a straightforward ascent to Sgor Gaoith - The Peak of the Wind (1,118m), with spectacular views to Loch Einich over 2,000 feet below and across to Braeriach.

From the car park at Auchlean in Glen Feshie, this walk climbs steadily over open hillside gaining 720 metres to reach the summit of Carn Ban Mor (1,052m). The early part of the ascent provides a super view over the beautiful glaciated valley of Glen Feshie. From Carn Ban Mor a fairly easy 2km walk along the ridge leads to the summit of Sgor Gaoith (1,118m).

From a distance Sgor Gaoith looks just an ordinary mountain, but as you near the summit your realise that the eastern side has been removed by a glacier, leaving a spectacular drop of over 2,000 feet to Loch Einich. The amazing view makes the climb worthwhile. Directly across the loch lies the impressive Braeriach (1,296m), Scotland's third highest peak. The return route retraces the outward route.

Once you leave the small pine wood in Glen Feshie there is little shelter on this route apart from a small gully halfway up the ascent and the low circular cairn on Carn Ban Mor. Go well prepared, you may get snow up there even in summer!

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Cairngorms

Features

Great Views, Mountains, Munro, National Trust
26/04/2011 - Mhairi Coyle

Although the route is quite exposed and can be very windy, it's a fairly easy walk for a Munro and there's no scrambling or anything to cause dogs problems. Also as the deer are culled in the area ticks aren't too bad.

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21.8 Miles