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Sgurr A' Mhaoraich

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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.
Altitude
1027 m (3369 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.
NG98380658
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
104 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Rocky peak of the shellfish
 

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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

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

 Description
Sgurr A' Mhaoraich is a large mountain on the N shore of Loch Quioch and overlooking Kinloch Hourn. From the S it appears as a grassy mountain of easy to moderate slopes but it's N face is steep and craggy.

From the summit, ridges run S to a minor top (656m), W to Sgurr Mhaoraich Beag, N to Am-Bathaich, and E to Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach turning S to Bac nan Canaichean where a path ascends from the lochside.

A path ascending through Coire nan Eiricheallach gives acces to the E slopes of the S ridge. The N ridge leads down to col from where a descent E leads to a path in Coire a' Chaorainn.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr A' Mhaoraich include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr A' Mhaoraich Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Sgurr A' Mhaoraich
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
13.1 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr A' Mhaoraich.

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 Routes that include Sgurr A' Mhaoraich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1089 m 13.7 km 5 hrs Sgurr A' Mhaoraich  Moderate route with some scrambling and narrow rocky ridges.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr A' Mhaoraich

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr A' Mhaoraich

Left to right: Maura, Skye & Jorja at the summit of Sgurr a' Mhaoraich. June 2015. There may be a chap with a biscuit just out of shot.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Me at the top of Sgurr a Mhaoraich on 23rd September 2012.

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

Grandson Reo (6) ....starting his munro bagging career!

© Michael Corson

Image by Michael Corson

OPB on top of Sgurr a'Mhaoraich 15th August 2010

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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 Comments
 
Peter Lang
wrote on
September 12, 2006
Climbed with a party of 5 on 2/9/06. Excellent stalkers path encourages speedy start and quickly reach summit (Good signage re stalking requirements) descended to N bealach and out via Am Bathaich and descent via grassy wet stalkers path to meet track back to loch Quoich. Took a leisurely 6hrs.
 
 

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 28 May 2010 Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich from Loch Quoich Roger Vander Steen Sgurr A' Mhaoraich Not Yet Rated
 
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