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Sgurr na Ruaidhe


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.
993 m (3257 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.
151 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 redness

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Sgurr na Ruaidhe is the most easterly of the three Munros enclosing Coire Mhuillidh.

It has a rounded summit at the intersection of five ridges two of which are normally used for ascent. These are the NW ridge which links to Carn nan Gobhar, and the SW ridge which leads to the path, to Glen Strathfarrar, in Coire Mhuillidh.

The slopes to the N and W are generally less steep than those to the S and E and these are the slopes used for access.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr na Ruaidhe include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
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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 Routes that include Sgurr na Ruaidhe
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2010 m 52.32 km 14 hrs Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fuar-Thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe and Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]  Strenuous route but with good access path and rocky ridges. If the route is too long, then climb Sgurr Fhuar-Thuill alone as the other 3 can all be climbed from the path into Coire Mhuillidh..  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr na Ruaidhe

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr na Ruaidhe

Roy is taking the photo of John. Wind blowing over camera when trying selfie!

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

James at summit cairn of Sgurr na Ruaidhe. Carn an Gobhar and Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais in the distance. Our next two for today.. 19/08/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Enjoying the lovely breeze on the summit of Sgurr na Ruaidhe on a very hot day. Sgurr Fhuar-thuill in the distance. 19/08/2012.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me on top of Sgurr na Ruaidhe our 1st of the day, (17/4/11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Allan Brown
wrote on
August 29, 2010
I did the ridge anticlockwise and left a bike at the end of the route. I was surprised how easy the bike ride back to the car was, freewheeling a lot of the way, and the few uphill bits were easy. Therefore I would not recommend cycling up the glen (going West)
David Harbottle
wrote on
October 21, 2009
Having a car at each end of the glen turns the Strathfarrar ridge into a reletively easy undertaking (7hrs for a reasonably fit group).
Geo Ferguson
wrote on
August 20, 2003
The phone number for Struy access has changed. It is now 01463 761260.
Tommy Buchan
wrote on
July 12, 2003
There is a locked gate a good eight miles down the glen from the starting point, don't try to climb these hills on a Tuesday as the gate is locked all day! All other days a permit can be obtained from the house beside the gate, access is from 9 am to 6 pm so if you want to do all four munros a healthy pace is required!

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