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An Sgarsoch


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1006 m (3300 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
126 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Place of sharp rocks

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

An Sgarsoch has a "U" shape summit around An Glas Choire with three tops, 1006m (the summit) 967m and 954m. The arms of the "U" lie to the south and each terminates in a minor top, 854m and 822m.

From the bend of the "U" rise four short ridges facing , W, NNW, NNE, and E. All slopes of this remote mountain are accessible to the hill-walker but the broader NNW ridge is the normal route of ascent from the track in Glen Geldie.

Hazards you may encounter on An Sgarsoch include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Macdui
by Metcheck
An Sgarsoch Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include An Sgarsoch.

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 Routes that include An Sgarsoch
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1515 m 49.95 km 12.5 hrs An Sgarsoch and Carn an Fhidhleir  This is a strenuous cycle/walk route which can be completed in about 10h providing you cycle the first section as described.  
2 1122 m 41.56 km 10.5 hrs An Sgarsoch and Carn an Fhidhleir  Easy route on easy to moderate slopes with short vegetation. N.B.Cycles can be used for much of the approach route.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of An Sgarsoch

 Baggers Gallery for An Sgarsoch

Roy and John yet again in the wet and wind on a summit

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Tino & Ollie Summit An Sgarsoch 17-04-11

© Alan Cantwell

Image by Alan Cantwell

nice, quiet and isolated

© Nick Cranendonk

Image by Nick Cranendonk

Me on summit,(15/7/09).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch
by Neil Cuthbert
Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch
by Brian Doolan
Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch
by Brian Howarth
Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch
by Kenny Mcneill

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David Orr
wrote on
March 21, 2016
I did this hill and its neighbour with my pal on the 5 March 2016. Turned in to a bit of a disastrous day for kit losses as I managed to misplace one glove and a helmet. In the offhand chance that anyone is out/has been out in the last few weeks and find a bright yellow helmet lying around feel free to drop me an email! Thanks. David
Maureen White
wrote on
August 23, 2009
2 hour cycle in to river before Geldie lodge, swapped the boots for the Teva sandals as river pretty deep and saved a lot of faffing and / or wet feet( left them at ruin for way back). Followed path as described and managed to pick up a path from about 700m going SW which went directly to the top and not on the ridge. Comin off An Sgarsoch , started off North but then headed NE , keeping to the west of the river on a pretty direct route to lodge. LOts of heather but also sections of paths. Fantastic cycle back 1 hour with a tail wind...all under 9 hours.
Graham Ellis
wrote on
May 11, 2008
Biked from Linn of Dee to the Geldie Lodge river crossing. Didn't fancy riding the bike across (slippery / deep) so left it and just about managed to rock hop across even though there didn't appear to be much water. Discovered there is a better crossing about 100m further upstream. Walked the path (not a track anymore) to the end, but no sign of any path up Carn an Fhidhleir. Crossed over to An Sgarsoch, then stayed on the top until NN942838 to take the shoulder to the east of Coire an Tobair, eventually following the river (path on W side) directly back to Geldie Lodge. 9.25hrs round trip.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
February 17, 2008
Cycled in up Glen Tilt, which is a great way to approach the hills as the gln is scenic and theres only one short section where i needed to dismount in 12 miles. Followed the track over the hill where is splits from the main glen 3 miles or so north of Forest Lodge. A couple of river crossings are then needed on the way there and back from the two Munros, but these shouldnt be a problem in anything but the rainiest conditions.
Brian McBain
wrote on
October 4, 2007
Cycle out took much longer than anticipated and is hard going after Geldie Lodge. Got round the hills in 4 hours as we were concerned about cycling back in the dark. Cycle back is much quicker though as it is predominantly downhill. Nine and a half hour day and dusk when we got back to Linn of Dee.

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