Sgor an Lochain Uaine


Sgor an Lochain Uaine

Infobox Mountain
Name = Sgor an Lochain Uaine
Photo = Sgor_an_lochan_uaine.jpg
Caption = Sgor an Lochain Uaine from the entrance to An Garbh Coire
Elevation = 1258 m (4127 ft)
Location = Cairngorms, Scotland
Range =
Prominence = 118 m
Coordinates =
Topographic
OS "Landrangers" 36, 43
Type =
First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = NN954976
Listing = Munro
Translation = Rocky peak of the little green loch
Language = Gaelic
Pronunciation = s̪kɔɾ ə ˈlˠ̪ɔxɛɲ ˈuəɲə

Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a mountain in the Cairngorms, Scotland. By some counts it is the fifth highest mountain in Scotland (and the United Kingdom). It is the third highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms, lying between Braeriach and Cairn Toul on the western side of the pass of the Lairig Ghru. It was only "promoted" to Munro status by the Scottish Mountaineering Club's 1997 revision of the tables.

The mountain is named for Lochan Uaine, which lies in a corrie on the northeast side of the peak. It is also sometimes called The Angel's Peak, possibly as a counterpoint to The Devil's Point, which is nearby.

Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a remote mountain, and all routes to the summit are long days by Scottish standards. It is usually climbed in conjunction with other peaks: if coming from the south it may be combined with Cairn Toul and The Devil's Point, whilst from the north one must first cross Braeriach. The southern route, which starts at Linn of Dee, has the advantage that the walker may use a mountain bike for much of the distance.


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