Mam Sodhail is a large Munro (3875ft) and sits in the middle of a long curved ridge that runs SW to NE encasing Gleann a Choilich. The ridge encompasses five Munros. The summit of Mam Sodhail has 3 main summit ridges running N, E and S all 3 offering rocky traverses with steep craggy drops on either side. The southern ridge leads to several subsidiary tops along the main ridge. The eastern ridge extends for a craggy 3km to Sgurr na Lapaich. Many believe this should be a separate Munro due to being so far from Mam Sodhail and having a fantastic stature but alas it is only regarded as a top. Sgurr na Lapaich however is the most prominent view of Mam Sodhail when viewed from Glen Affric with many tricked into believing it is the summit from this level. The northern ridge leads to a high bealach before connecting up with neighbouring Munro Carn Eige. Carn Eige is almost an identical twin of Mam Sodhail and both hills boast the same features.
The faces of Mam Sodhail are steep and unrelenting especially on its eastern face where the Munro is bitten into by 2 separate corries. The southern corrie, Coire Leachavie offers a possible route of ascent.
Mam Sodhail is one of the more well known peaks of this region and for very good reasons. Its height makes it a fine vantage point in which to take in this remote area of Scotland.