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Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie]


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.
1003 m (3290 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.
132 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.
Big rocky peak

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
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

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

Sgurr Mor is a remote and isolated mountain on a ridge on the N side of Glen Kingie with steep S slopes and craggy N slopes. It can be approached from Sgurr nan Coireachan to the SW by following the ridge from An Eag or by ascending the col between An eag and Sgurr Bheag, from Glen Kingie, to join a path leading to the summit.

An ascent can also be made from Glen Kingie N to the col at the head of Coire Bhuidhe, then follow the path to the summit. You should climb its sister peak, the Corbett Sgurr an Fhurain, whilst there.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie] include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags 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.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie].

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 Routes that include Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1622 m 22.70 km 7.5 hrs Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie] and Sgurr an Fhuarain  Strenuous route over some rough terrain and unbridged river to cross.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie]

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie]

Munro my Springer Spaniel at the top of Sgurr Mor

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Myself and Alan Campbell at the Summit 13/04/2013 after climbing the Corbett Sgurr an Fhuarain

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me and Jack at the summit of Sgurr Mor on 4/6/2012

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

mick, myself and kriss on our 4th top of the day, great day we had especialy doing my 150th,

© John Frew

Image by John Frew
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Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie]
by Alasdair Cairns
Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie] and Sgurr an Fhuarain
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Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie]
by Neil Cuthbert

Post a few words about Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie] or read what others have had to say.

Sandra Monaghan
wrote on
October 21, 2013
New forestry road up past Glendessarry Lodge, no problem taking bike, good car park at end of the road now.
Peter Lang
wrote on
October 26, 2006
Hellish drive once more to Strathan as a back seat passenger-travel sickness pills next time I think. Good path up West side of burn to bealach, very wide bealach, solid ground generally before bearing around shoulder and descending across river (easy as dryish) pick up stalkers path and great zig zags onto ridge before Sgurr Bheag. Path clear down to col and up to summit (no false ones here)cloud at 900m so no views of Sgurr na ciche - better than sept visit at least. Steep descent on grass from 714m col and return via bealach. 9hrs - 0900-1800 at easy pace with 4 breaks.
wrote on
September 30, 2004
No you can't take a car to Glendessary Lodge, the gate is locked, and there is a sign indicating "No Mountain Bikes" due to delicate natural habitat etc, next to that there is a sign warning "Danger - Construction Site". You will see the JCBs, Portakabins etc at Glendessary Lodge and you may even follow the 4x4 tracks up the path over to Glen Kingie. Car - okay, but banning bikes? Not on.
Allan Rae
wrote on
January 4, 2002
Can you take car to Glendessary? If not can you use bike? Is the track good enough to go north on a bike from Glendessary and if yes how far in?

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 26 May 2010 Sgurr Mor from Loch Arkaig Roger Vander Steen Sgurr Mor [Glen Kingie] Not Yet Rated
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