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Sgurr an Doire Leathain


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.
1010 m (3313 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.
122 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.
Rocky peak of broad oak thicket

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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Sgurr an Doire Leathain is one of the 7 Munros on the 14km South Glen Sheil Ridge. The ridge has steep slopes to the S and is very craggy with many corries to the N.

The traverse of the ridge follows the scalloped rims of the corries between peaks. The ridge may be climbed in two sections E and W but individual peaks are not easily accessed and do not require individual descriptions.

Sgurr an Doire Leathain is the most E peak of the W section and can be ascended by its SE ridge from Sgurr Coire na Feinne by following the path on the crest of Druim Thollaidh (the NE ridge of Sgurr Coire na Feinne) from Glen Shiel.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr an Doire Leathain include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
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 Routes that include Sgurr an Doire Leathain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1785 m 18.30 km 7 hrs Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Sgurr an Lochain and Creag nan Damh  This is the west section of the South Glen Shiel Ridge. It is possible to traverse the whole ridge on a long summer day.  

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Top of Sgurr an Doire Leathain 06.07.12

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Karl and me, 3/7...28,5,12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Sgurr an Doire Leathain Apr'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

On the summit of Sgurr an Doire Leathain 5 done, (in the background) 2 to go. 4th April 2010

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge
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