Sgurr a Choire Ghlais is part of a group of 4 Munros that lie to the north of Glen Strathfarrar and East of Loch Monar. The 4 can be climbed in one outing as they are all connected via a series of ridges and cols but you can happily split these into smaller days. Sgurr a Choire Ghlais is one of the central Munros of the group and also the largest. The summit has 3 main ridges defined by the corries that bite into its slopes. The western ridge rings round a northern corrie to Creag Ghorm a Bhealaich, a subsidiary peak of Sgurr Fhura Thuill further west. The eastern ridge curves round yet another northern corrie before leading to the other neighbouring Munro Carn nan Gobhar. The northern face is steep and craggy throughout due to this array of corries; the south has much easier slopes although still steep. A south ridge runs to much smaller peak Meall a Gheur-fheadain before dropping down to Glen Strathfarrar.
Standing at 3553ft Sgurr a Choire Ghlais makes a fine vantage point to view the other Munros around the area and from here you can appreciate how wild and remote this region is.
These remote Munros will demand a long walk in from any direction. Most people start at Inchmore further east on the A831 A network of stalkers path lead west to the group of Munros. Climbing the 4 in one outing is a long but extremely rewarding day out.