Glen Feshie

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Sgor Gaoith

975m (3198ft)

Clach a'Bhlair

1070m (3510ft)

date climbed


time taken

6 hours


21km (13m)


1025m (3350ft)

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Thick mist with limited visibility all day  - no photographs

Starting point car-park, ½km north of the house at Auchlean, which is at the end of the public road heading down Glen Feshie on the east side of the River Feshie.


Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a'Bhlair lie in the heart of Rothiemurchus - 10,000 acres of Caledonian forest, lochs, rivers, glens, mountains, and wild landscapes.

The two Munros in this group are very different - Sgor Gaoith is craggy on its east side with long drops, whereas Mullach Clach a'Bhlair is the highest point on a vast plateau south-west of Braeriach and Cairn Toul.

Heather and juniper cover the lower slopes, with good tracks and paths to access. Higher up, ground is pretty flat and can be difficult to navigate on in mist.

Sgor Gaoith

Leave the car-park and head 500m south down the road. Just before Auchlean, a cairn marks the start of the Moine Path heading east over the heather A fine path leads through a forest and up the western shoulder of Carn Ban Mor.At a slight levelling at 750m and just before the last haul up Carn Ban Mor, a faint path headed off north-east.This path climbed gently around, and to the north of Carn Ban Mor, from where a faint path is followed to Sgor Gaoith's summit.


Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Return towards Carn Ban Mor and continued to the small cairn on the summit. If in mist, turn left (south-east) onto the path and follow it until a track heading south-west is met, which should be followed for 3km to a junction with a track coming up from Glenfeshie Lodge.From this junction, the track heads south-west for 500m, then starts to contour around the eastern side of the Mullach Clach a'Bhlair's summit - look out for a path, marked by a small pile of stones, heading off right.This path carries on for another 500m to the small untidy cairn on the disappointing summit.