Mullach na Dheiragain
|Mullach na Dheiragain|
Southern ridge of Mullach na Dheiragain
|Summit:|| 3,222 feet NH080259 |
Mullach na Dheiragain lies 2½ miles north-east of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan along its north-eastern ridge. It is to some a subsidiary top of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan but it is distinct and prominent enough that it has been granted Munro status in its own right.
It is a worthy Munro, and the 2½-mile ridge has superb steep craggy drops on either side, severest on the west, giving a tingle to the back of the neck on the breathtaking traverse to the summit. The summit ridge drops sharply to Gleann Sithidh to the west.
To the east of the summit a small corrie bites into the ridge giving rise, creating a subsidiary peak named Mullach Sithidh, just 26 feet shorter than Mullach nan Dheiragin itself.
Mullach nan Dheiragin is commonly climbed along with Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan. It can be climbed alone, though it seems a waste given the long trek to reach it.
There is a youth hostel south in Glen Affric for visitors allowing a long expedition over a number of days through the Affric Hills and all around Glen Affric.