Beinn a Ghlo is huge hill taking in 3 separate Munros these being Carn Liath, Carn nan Gabhar and Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain. They are all connected in one long ridge SW to NE but wriggles its way there round the rims of corries from 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.
Carn nan Ghabhar itself is the highest of the range and sitting at 3678ft it is the 32nd highest Munro. The summit is surrounded by steep rocky slopes and both its summit ridges continue this theme. The SW ridge connects to subsidiary top Airgiod Beinn before crossing a high col to its neighbouring Munro Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain.
Overall Carn nan Ghabhar and the whole of the Beinn a Ghlo range is one of the more better known sets of Munros in this area and quite rightly so , its a superb walk with brilliant views throughout.