The Pap of Glencoe
The Pap of Glencoe, is one of the most distinctive and awesome sights in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, and a fine adventure!
The Pap of Glencoe or Sgurr na Cìche translates as “Peak of the Breast” situated on the northern side of Glencoe, in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies at the western end of the Aonach Eagach ridge, directly above the point where the River Coe enters Loch Leven.
The simplest route of ascent starts from the unclassified road between Glencoe village and the Clachaig Inn.
A pebble path leaves the road about 1km west of the youth hostel, and passes a white house on the left, reaching the bealach (a narrow mountain pass) between the Pap and Sgor nam Fiannaidh, from where the Pap may be climbed. The final stretch up to the bealach forms a pathway by small gully; this section is often extremely muddy and boggy. The final hundred metres of ascent require some easy scrambling, and care is needed under winter conditions. From the top you will experience spectacular 360 degree views of Glencoe, Ballachulish and looking down into Kinlochleven.
You can find detailed walk descriptions from Walk Highlands.
To find out more about guided adventure, visit our “Who Can Help” section on our Climbing page!