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Sail Chaorainn


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.
1002 m (3287 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.
133 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.
Rounded hill of the rowan tree

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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

Sail Chaorainn lies to the Loch Cluanie and is the northerly neighbour of Sgurr nan Conbhairean. The summit ridge lies between the cliffs of Coire Mheadhoin to the E and steep craggy slopes overlooking Gleann na Cicheto the W.

N of the summit a narrow winding ridge leads to Tigh Mor na Seilge (929m) from where a descent into Gleann na Ciche is possible. To the S lies a small plateau leading to two narrow ridges, a SSW ridge connecting to Sgurr nan Conbhairean, and a very narrow ESE ridge to Carn a Mhadaidh-ruaidh from where a descent via An Reithe (845m) can be made into Coire Dho.

This mountain is normally climbed with Sgurr nan Conbhairean from Strath Cluanie.

Hazards you may encounter on Sail Chaorainn include
 Crags 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.
Picture Gallery for Sail Chaorainn

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

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 Routes that include Sail Chaorainn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1470 m 16.72 km 6 hrs Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn and Carn Ghluasaid  Moderate route with steep slopes and rocky ridges on the north side of Glen Shiel.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sail Chaorainn

 Baggers Gallery for Sail Chaorainn

Sarah from Lancashire, whom I met on the hill, with Toto and Spud 7 August 2012.

© Margaret Spalding

Image by Margaret Spalding

Sian Byrne on Sail Chaorainn

© Paul Byrne

Image by Paul Byrne

Sail Chaorainn the scene of a 100th celebration, with A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch Coire in the background.

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro

At the summit cairn of Carn Ghluasaid with the low cloud rising rapidly but not yet quite clear of Sgurr nan Conbhairean in the background.

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro
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