MUNRO CENTRAL

An Riabhachan, Sgurr na Lapaich and Carn nan Gobhar from Glen Cannich

13.3 miles, 1874 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 7h30m
This is a long route which takes in three well-distributed Munros, there is a walk-in, but not as long as others in this area. Follow a minor road all the way to the Loch Mullardoch dam, from there walk along the Northern shores of the Loch; there is a path for the entire length of your walk-in, but it cannot be cycled. Walk as far as Allt Taige, don't cross this river but instead take the path that runs up it's Eastern side. After a kilometre or so, leave the corrie bottom and strike up North-West up to pt972m. Walk along this short ridge to reach the subsidiary summit of Sgurr nan Clachan Geald, this leaves a short walk North to reach the summit of Sgurr na Lapaich (3h15m).
To reach An Riabhach, head West off the summit down to the col before climbing gradually up Creagan Toll an Lochain to reach An Riabhachan (4h30m). Note that there are four summits to this Munro, the highest point is the second top you come to.
Retrace your steps back to the summit of Sgurr na Lapaich (for this reason it may be easier to drop directly down from Sgurr nan Clachan Geald to the col between and An Riabhachan. As opposed to going via Sgurr na Lapaich, but it depends on conditions on the day). From the summit of Sgurr na Lapaich take the East ridge down to Bealach na Cloiche Duibhe; there is some scrambling on the crest, drop slightly to the South for easier ground. From Bealach na Cloiche Duibhe continue Eastward to climb directly to the summit of Carn nan Gobhar (6h30m).
To return back to Loch Mullardoch, drop South/South-East to Mullach na Maoile, turn to the East to pick up a path running alongside Allt Mullardoch. Turn briefly South to reach Loch Mullardoch which leaves a short walk to reach the dam.
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