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Sgorr Ruadh


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.
962 m (3156 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.
195 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.
Red 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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Sgorr Ruadh is one of three Munros, between Glen Torridon and Glen Carron. Paths from Glen Carron encircle Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl but the most useful of these is the path between Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor.

A branch of this path crosses the river (no bridge) ascends to the Bealach Mhoir between Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl from where moderate grassy S slopes lead to the summit.

When the water is too high to cross, continue on main path to N of mountain and ascend stony NW ridge to summit. The N face of Sgorr Ruadh has steep cliffs and should be avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgorr Ruadh include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Stony/rocky 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.
Picture Gallery for Sgorr Ruadh

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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

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 Routes that include Sgorr Ruadh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1406 m 15.79 km 5.5 hrs Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor  Moderate route with rocky ascents and descents and unbridged stream to cross.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgorr Ruadh

 Baggers Gallery for Sgorr Ruadh

Looking over to the Corbett Fhuar Tholl from the upper slopes of Sgorr Ruadh on a beautiful day 23/09/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit cairn. Beinn Eighe in the distance. Beinn Liath Mhor ridge in the background. 23/09/2012.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Karl on top,(9/4/11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Wet but happy on the summit of Sgorr Ruadh 26/03/2011

© john wells

Image by john wells
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Doug Tulloch
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Neil Cuthbert
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Geoffrey Alexander
Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl
by Alasdair Cairns
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Kenny Mcneill

Post a few words about Sgorr Ruadh or read what others have had to say.

Alex Bryce
wrote on
June 19, 2007
A superb and under-rated mountain - if it was in the southern highlands it would get a lot more recognition. It is a fantastic viewpoint, especially out to the Isles in the west and Torridon to the north. There's climbing and scrambling potential too, as well as great approach paths so its a good beginners mountain too.

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 23 Mar 2013 Coulin Deer Forest Patrick Adamson Maol Chean-Dearg, Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl
2 04 Jun 2014 Beinn Liath Mhor Mark Cullen Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh Not Yet Rated
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