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Druim Shionnach


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.
987 m (3238 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.
160 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.
Ridge of foxes

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.

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  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Druim Shionnach is one of the 7 Munros on the 14km long South Glen Shiel 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.

Druim Shionnach is in the E section and is unusual in that it offers an alternative ascent route via its N ridge which has a path leading down to Loch Cluanie.

Hazards you may encounter on Druim Shionnach include
 Steep 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Druim Shionnach.

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 Routes that include Druim Shionnach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1605 m 22.01 km 7.5 hrs Aonach Air Chrith, Druim Shionnach, Maol Chinn-dearg and Creag a' Mhaim  This long route is the east section of the South Glen Shiel Ridge. The traverse of the whole ridge is a considerable undertaking so it is described in two parts.  

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Top of Druim Shionnach 06.07.12

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Karl and Me, 1 more to go!...28,512.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Druim Shionnach Apr'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Peter Aylmer on the top of Druim Shionnach

© Peter Aylmer

Image by Peter Aylmer
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Peter Aylmer
wrote on
June 20, 2011
I took Creag a'Mhaim and Druim Shionnach from the Tomdoun hotel, crossing to the Cluanie inn. A pass into Glen Loyne (Mam Seilg) has to be crossed first, but there are clear paths mostly throughout. There's a clever way off Druim Shionnach to Cluanie - start N, but descend a grass rake towards, but not to the floor of, Coire an t-Slugain, weaving back on yourself, never on difficult ground, just beneath the north ridge crags to Loch a'Mhaoil Dhisnich and the stalkers' path to Cluanie.
John Gearty
wrote on
November 22, 2002
This was my 1st weekend away to do the hills, and the South Shiel Ridge was well worth the wait, We left the Clunnie Inn 8.00 am on a beautiful March day, hardly a cloud in the sky, we started with Creag a Mhaim which was an easy assent to the top when we got there the views were amazing we could see the 5 sisters, and the cuillins of sky, there was a lot of snow on some parts of the ridge which made this even better, it took 9 hours to get to the 7th Munro of the day, Creag nan Damh, then came the descent this was a bit of a pain after the 7 munros but luckily we left a car at the bottom.

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