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Sgorr na Diollaid


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.
818 m (2683 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.
127 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 saddle

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 na Diollaid is a hill of easy slopes with a few scattered crags overlooking the E end of Glen Cannich.

It is accessible from the road through Glen Cannich and also from Glen Strathfarrar via the path through Coire nam Brathan which branches and leads onto Meall a' Mhadaidh (684m) the most E top.

From Meall a' Mhadaidh a ridge ascends WSW to Sgorr na Diollaid then WSW to un-named top (777m) W to another un-named top (713m) and finally SSW to An Soutar (680m).

Hazards you may encounter on Sgorr na Diollaid include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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.
Picture Gallery for Sgorr na Diollaid

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Sgorr na Diollaid Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgorr na Diollaid.

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 Routes that include Sgorr na Diollaid
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 693 m 7 km 3 hrs Sgorr na Diollaid  Short and easy ascent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgorr na Diollaid

 Baggers Gallery for Sgorr na Diollaid

Me at the Summit Sgorr na Diollaid 12/12/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me summit Sgurr na Diollaid 09/09/2012. It was a bit rocky for Alba at the top

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Sue and Snobie at the top of Sgorr na Diollaid 11/04/2010

© Iain Macdiarmid

Image by Iain Macdiarmid
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Recently Climbed By
Neil Beatham on 24 Aug 2018
Margaret Bryant on 26 Jul 2018
Graham Neish on 10 Jun 2018
Barry Cross on 09 Apr 2018

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Sgorr na Diollaid
by Doug Tulloch
Sgorr na Diollaid
by David McSporran
Sgorr na Diollaid
by Stevie Yates

Post a few words about Sgorr na Diollaid or read what others have had to say.

Mike Watson
wrote on
May 3, 2010
Brilliant views from the summit and a fair degree of entertainment if you ascend the rocky outcrops on the way up.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
August 27, 2007
This hill is worth climbing on a nice afternoon, offering fine views from its interesting rocky summit. The ascent is steep and quite difficult on boggy, heathery terrain. The hill appeared to be rather scarcely climbed with few paths evident.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 21 Jun 2013 Sgorr na Diollaid from Glen Strathfarrar; 14 June 2013 Roger Vander Steen Sgorr na Diollaid Not Yet Rated
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