Sgùrr na Cìche facts for kids
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Garbh Cìoch Mhòr and Sgùrr na Cìche seen from Sgùrr nan Coireachan to the east.
|Elevation||1,040 m (3,410 ft)|
|Prominence||839 m (2,753 ft) Ranked 25th in British Isles|
|Parent peak||Carn Eige|
|English translation||Rocky peak of the breast|
|Language of name||Gaelic|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 33, 40|
The peak has a distinctive pointy shape, making it a recognisable object in views from many of Scotland's mountains, including Càrn Eige and Ben Nevis. Its close neighbours include Ladhar Bheinn and The Saddle, but thanks to the deep gulf separating it from them, it has a high prominence — the 25th highest in Britain.
Sgùrr na Cìche may be climbed from the head of Loch Nevis on the southern side of Knoydart by following the ridge of Druim a' Ghoirtein. However, due to the remoteness of the Knoydart peninsula, it is more commonly climbed as part of a circuit from the head of Glen Dessarry, via a route that also takes in the neighbouring Munros of Garbh Cìoch Mhòr and Sgùrr nan Coireachan.
It is also the wettest place in the United Kingdom, with a yearly rainfall average of 200 inches (5,100 mm).
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