Garbh Chioch Mhor sits at the head of Glen Dessary overlooking Loch Nevis to the west. It is part of a group of 4 Munros that lie to the South of Loch Quoich that can be grouped together into one large expedition as they are all connected by a high series of ridges and cols. The route is extremely demanding however and can easily be split into two separate outings.
Garbh Chioch Mhor sits in the middle of the group connected by high cols to Sgurr na Ciche to the west and Sgurr nan Coireachan to the east. The northern slopes are bitten into by a large corrie separating Garbh Chioch Mhor form Sgurr na Ciche. Access is via a sharp rocky ridge passing Bealach na h-Eangair. This is a fantastic scramble especially the further you get towards Sgurr na Ciche. The ridge walk east to Sgurr nan Coireachan is more timid but still fairly demanding, again a high col connects the two.
From the summit there are fantastic views down Loch Nevis to the west and Loch Quoich to the NE as well as a whole plethora of fantastic Knoydart Munros and Corbetts in all directions.
As mentioned Garbh Chioch Mhor is usually climbed in conjunction with the other Munros of the South Loch Quoich ridge which is a demanding route in itself. Combine this with the remoteness of these Munros and often an overnight expedition is required. An overnight expedition in Knoydart however really is one of the musts of Scottish mountaineering. This is possibly Scotland’s last true area of wilderness.