Beinn a Ghlo is huge hill taking in 3 separate Munros these being Carn Liath, Carn nan Gabhar and Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain. The are all connected in one long ridge SW to NE but wriggles its way there round the rims of corries form all angles making it a superb airy walk along to Carn nan Ghabhar at its NE end. From the A9 road Carn Liath is the most prominent (as it’s at the front) and appears as a conical peak with a well scarred path up its entire SW ridge. Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain is next, with its top visible from most angles. Carn nan Gabhar is hidden until you are high up on Beinn a Ghlo as it stands back shy and retiring hidden by many subsidiary tops and ridges.
As mentioned all the hills are connected by a long ridge that wriggles its way up round a whole string of corries giving some superb stony craggy cliffs on either side.
Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain itself is the middle of the 3 Munros and the summit is a congregation of a whole set of complex ridges. The three main ridges however run WSW, SSW and E. These are well defined at the summit but split at lower altitudes. The WSW ridge drops sharply to a col before snaking its way round to join up with neighbouring Munro Carn Liath. The E ridge drops over several cols as it connects up to the last Munro in the group Carn nan Gabhar. The SE face of Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain is perhaps one of the best aspects to Beinn a Ghlo and is a fantastic sight from the summit of Carn Liath to the south.