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Beinn Sgulaird


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.
937 m (3074 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.
237 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.
Hat shaped hill

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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn Sgulaird lies at the head of Loch Creran, so the ascent is from sea level. It is a mountain of four distinct tops in a line SW to NE, and one long ridge W from the S top (863m) which is a common ascent route.

To the S of the mountain is Coire Buidhe through which a track/path (not shown on OS map) leads to the bealach at its head. An ascent from the bealach may be difficult as there are many rocky outcrops on these slopes, however the path should be used to ascend to the col E of the minor top (488m) rather than losing height climbing over this top.

A direct ascent of the W slopes from Taraphocain to the col S of the summit, through rocky outcrops, is the shortest route. Finally to the N is Glen Ure where a private track/path facilitates an ascent via Stob Gaibhre (864m)

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Sgulaird include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Bidean nan Bian
by Metcheck
Beinn Sgulaird Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Sgulaird.

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 Routes that include Beinn Sgulaird
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1200 m 11.56 km 4.5 hrs Beinn Sgulaird  Moderate climb on grassy slopes leading to rocky top. Beinn Sguliard is known to the local shepherds as "the bastard".  

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Beinn Sgulaird Jan'13

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Summit of Beinn Sgulaird 1st February 2013

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Me (on top of the cairn) Beinn Sgulaird (19/02/12).

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

The summit of Beinn Sgulaird 30/01/2011. A frosty walk and a cloudy summit, but a great walk.

© john wells

Image by john wells
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Sc Joss
wrote on
June 6, 2016
There are lots of way to do this hill. the route given is probably the most work. There is a new ugly track running to the south of Ben Sguilard. it is possible to take this track to beyond the 488 top and then cut up on the ridge, thus avoiding climbing over the 488 and descending. Or you can take the track up to its highest point and then angle up to between the second and third top. (this makes a good descent). Or tackle the whole hill from Elleric.
David Harbottle
wrote on
May 28, 2008
Ascended the Corbett Creach Bheinn first (trackless) then across to Sgulaird. Descending the west ridge from Meall Gargh was lovely (saw some snipe). It wasn't quite the easy warm-up day I'd anticipated at 6 hrs, but enjoyable nonetheless. Great views out to the islands.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
March 21, 2008
Combined with Beinn Fhionnlaidh. The traverse across the wild hinterland between the two was actually more straightforward than I'd anticipated, and easy to navigate with the lochs guideposts. Took the left-hand prow of the north-east ridge and their was a little bit of scrambling near the top, an exciting route though. Definitely to be saved for a clear day for the descent and seaward views.
Adam Rixon
wrote on
March 19, 2008
My GPS logged 1,212m of ascent to climb a 937m high mountain, so be prepared for plenty up and down! To be fair, the ascent from Druimavuic over the 488m and 863m tops on a faint path wasn't as steep or tiring as I'd expected. The spectacular sea and mountain views also made it well worthwhile - definitely save this one for a good day. If you descend WNW direct from the summit, there's no clear path back so you'll need to choose your own line of traverse. As I'd been up since 3.30am watching the Australian F1, the sleepy drive home at the end was actually the most dangerous part of the day!
Robert Lyall
wrote on
June 16, 2006
Followed the track from Drumnavuic through the forest then the zig zags upwards. We went against advice and followed the path to the 488m top and scrambled down a really craggy area to the col. When we looked back we could see the path take a longer route avoiding the crags! From here an 'unending' climb to the minor top (863). Lots of ups and down over numerous rocky tops. Stay with the fairly obvious path as it leads straight to the summit of BenSgulaird. We had really poor visibility above 500m as we could not see the shorter route down from the 863m top we took the longer route back).

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