Sgùrr nan Eag facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSgùrr nan Eag
Looking south along the Cuillin ridge to Sgùrr nan Eag
|Elevation||924 m (3,031 ft)|
|Prominence||131 m (430 ft)|
|Parent peak||Sgùrr Dubh an Da Bheinn|
|English translation||peak of the notches|
|Language of name||Gaelic|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 32
|Easiest route||Scramble up Coir' a' Grunnda|
Sgùrr nan Eag is a 924-metre (3,031 ft) mountain, a Munro, in the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is the southernmost Munro on the Cuillin ridge and it lies between Loch Brittle to the west and the Scavaig River, the outlet from Loch Coruisk, to the east.
Geographical situation and topography
The 924-metre (3,031 ft) Sgùrr nan Eag It is the most southerly Munro on the ridge with Gars-bheinn some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the south east marking the end of the ridge. Loch Brittle and the Scavaig River are to the west and east. Sgùrr Dubh an Da Beinn, a Munro Top is on the ridge to the north with Coir' a' Ghrunnda to the west and An Garbh-Coire to the east of this connecting ridge. On the ridge between Sgùrr nan Eag and Gars-bheinn is the shattered quartzite summit of Sgùrr a' Choire Bhig.
Sgùrr nan Eag is, by the standards of the Cuillin, not very impressive compared with the peaks to the north but it is a huge mountain with a long and level summit ridge.
Climbing the mountain
The mountain can be easily climbed from Glen Brittle up Coir' a' Grunnda, going south of Loch Coir' a' Grunnda to the Cuillin ridge and ascending the north ridge to the summit. The alternative of taking the south shoulder from the coastal path up 610 metres (2,000 ft) of scree is tedious, even though it is easy. From An Garbh-choire there is no easy way up the northeast flank but the north ridge and east ridge can be reached with scrambling. There is an easy and fine ridge walk to Gars-Bheinn.
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