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Sgurr na Banachdich


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.
965 m (3166 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.
190 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 the milkmaid

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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  32   South Skye & Cuillin Hills

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

Sgurr na Banachdich is one of the peaks on the Black Cuillin Ridge located between Sgurr Dearg and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh.

The ascent begins in Coire Na Banachdich E of the Window Buttress. The route, which it is marked by cairns, goes up a boulder filled gully then traverses above cliffs to Bealach na Banadaich. Continue S on ridge over minor tops to reach summit. There is some exposed scrambling on the crest.

An alternative and easier route WNW of the summit ascends the curved face between the two ridges, An Diallaid and Sgurr nan Gobhar.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr na Banachdich include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
 Magnetic rock, compass bearings inacurate.
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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Sgurr na Banachdich
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 Routes that include Sgurr na Banachdich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 955 m 7.36 km 3.5 hrs Sgurr na Banachdich  A short route on excellent rock, with some scrambling and exposure. You are recommended to purchase and study a higher scale map of the Black Cuillin of Skye before attempting an ascent.  

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Summit of Sgurr na Banachdich

© Tony Dick

Image by Tony Dick

after the storm

© Jerry Adams

Image by Jerry Adams

ALL 12 in a week on Sgurr na Banachdich summit...after the snow on the inn pinn this was a breeze...9th may 2009

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Me taken from the summit looking towards Sgurr Dearg with Sgurr Alasdair and Great Stone Shoot beyond. September 2007.

© Kevin Naylor

Image by Kevin Naylor
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