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Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine


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.
871 m (2857 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.
62 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Peak of the small green loch

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine is one of several summits on high moorland to the N of Beinn Liath Mor (Munro), the green loch from which it gets its name separating the two peaks.

To the N lies the smaller but much rougher and more impressive Sgurr Dubh with which it is normally climbed.

Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine is a hill of generally easy slopes and few scattered rocky outcrops.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine include
 Crags within 1km of 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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine.

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 Routes that include Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1099 m 11.05 km 4.5 hrs Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh  Interesting route through Coire a' Cheud-chnoich with its large number of little hillocks left by glaciers (hummocky moraine) in a very scenic region. Generally easy route but the descent of Sgurr Dubh is on rocky slopes, care required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine

 Baggers Gallery for Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine

Susan, Donald and Alex at the top 12/08/12

© donald brown

Image by donald brown

Me at Summit Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine 27/08/2012 on a rainy windy day

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine, 08/05/2012, very misty with overnight snow making ascent difficult.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Neil Beatham on 01 Jul 2018
Colin Begg on 25 Jun 2018

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Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh
by David McSporran

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
August 9, 2009
The start point for this route is just beyond the Ling Hut at the Car Park which is also used for those heading for Coire Mhic-Fearchair of Beinn Eighe. Once the right of way has been left at the high point the remainder of the route becomes largely pathless.

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