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Sgurr nan Coireachan, Garbh Choich Mhor and Sgurrr na Ciche from Loch Arkaig

14.8 miles, 1725 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 7h45m
This is a long day out in the mountains picking up three Munros. Start from the end of the minor road that runs alongside Loch Arkaig, continue along the track at the end of the road in to lower Glen Dessary. You have quite some distance to cover in Glen Dessary, continue past Upper Glendessary, at this point ignore the path that descends down to River Dessary but instead continue on the path that takes you above the trees slightly further up the Glen. Before you reach the end of this small forest you will cross over Allt Coire nan Uth, immeadiately after this crossing you should leave this path and head North up what later forms to become the South ridge of Sgurr nan Coireachan. This takes you directly to the summit (3h45m).
Descend along the ridge to the South-West dropping quickly down to the bealach, continue along the ridge as it slowly regains height over the subsidiary summit of Garbh Chioch Bheag and then directly to the summit of Garbh Choich Mhor (4h45m).
Continue North-West along the ridge, you quickly descend down to the bealach and equally quickly regain the height to reach the summit of Sgurr na Ciche (5h15m).
To descend back down to Loch Arkaig, return to the previous bealach between Garbh Choich Mhor and Sgurr na Ciche, descend South-West from here down a narrow gully. After some 150-200m of descent you will reach a wide 'shelf' which isn't often seen in this type of terrain, walk along it to the South-East. After a short distance you will descend steeply down to the very upper regions of Glen Dessary, return along the Glen bottom picking up the same path that brought you up here originally.
If you are looking for a multi-day expedition it is possible to continue South-West down along the ridge from Sgurr na Ciche and descend down to Sourlies Bothy.
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