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Sail Mhor


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.
767 m (2516 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.
212 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.
Big heel

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Sail Mhor, one of the smallest Corbetts, is effectively an outlying top of the An Teallach group, with views up Coire Mor an Teallaich to the craggy tops of that classic mountain.

There are two ridges, the longer runs NW to Sail Bheag (409m) and a shorter ridge S to Ruigh Mheallain where a bealach connects it to Sgurr Ruadh (761m) on the S rim of Coire Mor an Teallaich.

Sail Mhor has a compact steep and craggy summit cone on all but the S where the ascent is much easier.

Hazards you may encounter on Sail Mhor include
 Steep slopes 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.
Picture Gallery for Sail Mhor

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Sail Mhor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sail Mhor.

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 Routes that include Sail Mhor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 819 m 10.29 km 3.5 hrs Sail Mhor  An interesting little hill with excellent views. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sail Mhor

 Baggers Gallery for Sail Mhor

Myself, Kevin and David Peden summit Sail Mhor 26/05/13. Our hiking hound(Tucker), mascot from the Caledonian Challenge is pictured as well.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

On Sail Mhor 12th June 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Barry Cross on 21 Apr 2018
Derek McNeil on 11 Apr 2018

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Sail Mhor
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Sail Mhor or read what others have had to say.

Mike Watson
wrote on
January 6, 2010
As Chris says the views off of this hill are impressive. It gives an interesting viewpoint of An Teallach and the Fisherfield Forest.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
November 30, 2009
There is decent parking in Ardessie, about 200yds past the hill path next to a Scottish Water builiding. The route follows the 'Ardessie Burn' which has some impressive cascades. During a wet period this burn/river can be difficult to cross which we found out. The ascent to the ridge was made between two sandstone towers, then an easy walk along a broad ridge to the summit. Followed the curving ridge to make a circuit, taking in Rhuigh Mheallain to cap off a good day. The views are extensive and excellent so try and save it for a good day.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 10 Jun 2012 Sail Mhor from Ardessie; 30 May 2012. Roger Vander Steen Sail Mhor
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