Càrn Eige and Mam Sodhail
|Summit:|| 3,881 feet NH123262 |
Càrn Eige, sometimes spelt Càrn Eighe, is the highest mountain north of the Great Glen. It stands in the midst of the mountains of the northern Highlands, on the border between Inverness-shire and Ross-shire, its summit being the county top, the highest point, of Ross-shire. Its other shire, Inverness-shire, encompasses mighty Ben Nevis, 34 miles due south, which overtops Carn Eige by 528 feet.
Càrn Eige is on the former lands of the Clan Chisholm. Its name is Gaelic, meaning "File hill" or "Notch hill".
The mountain is very remote, more than six miles from the nearest major road, although there is a youth hostel in Glen Affric that is nearer.
Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail
The neighbouring top is Mam Sodhail, which rises to 3,874 feet a little over half a mile to the south and the two are regarded as twin mountains; they are roughly identical in height and appearance. Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail stand together above Gleann nam Fiadh (Glen of the Deer) and are linked by a high col of around 3,428 feet, making the traverse of the two mountains a natural day's walk.
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