An Teallach is widely regarded as one of the best of British mountaineering a lot putting it at the top. It is a superb mountain with features and views in abundance. The mountain contains 2 summits regarded as Munros these being Sgurr Fiona and Bidein a Ghlas Thuill. They form an impressive curved ridge round Loch Toll an Lochain taking in several other tops. Sgurr Fiona is the more impressive peak with its jagged outline a prominent landmark to anyone travelling through the area. A complete round taking in the 2 Munros and all tops is a must for all mountaineers. There are plenty of opportunities for scrambling and a head for heights is consistently needed as you cross the pinnacles.
The most impressive section of the ridge is that of the southern approach to the summit of Sgurr Fiona. The pinnacles of Corrag Bhuide including Lord Berkley’s Seat are a fantastic undertaking. Paths exist skirting round the pinnacles however these are still exposed and demand a lot of respect.
An Teallach is comprised of red Torridonian Sandstone which as beautiful as it is erodes to a smooth finish not leaving much in the way of grip which adds an extra difficulty to the scrambling.
An Teallach is actually one of the more accessible hills of this area of the Highlands. From the A832 road to the east at Corrie Hallie there is easy access to both the north and south end of the An Teallach ridge. Most climb An Teallach from south to north taking in the Corrie Bhuidhe pinnacles first before summiting Sgurr Fiona and following the ridge over to Bidein a Ghlas Thuill.
This really is one of the greats of Scottish mountaineering and will definitely give you a great day out. An Teallach does however demand respect and will require scrambling skills and a head for heights. In the winter An Teallach should be left firmly to those competent in winter mountaineering.
All we have left to say is get yourself out there and suck up all of what this fantastic area of the Scottish Highlands has to offer...ALOT!