Mullach na Dheiragain

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Mullach na Dheiragain
Ross-shire
Southern ridge of Mullach na Dheiragain - geograph.org.uk - 121378.jpg
Southern ridge of Mullach na Dheiragain
Range: Affric Hills
Summit: 3,222 feet NH080259
57°16’60"N, 5°11’13"W

Mullach na Dheiragain is a mountain in Ross-shire, which reaches a height of 3,222 feet at its summit, and so it qualifies as a Munro. Its name means "Summit of the Hawk".

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.

Ascent

Summit cairn

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.