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Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan]


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.
956 m (3136 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.
206 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 corries

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
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

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

Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm are two Munros on a long twisting ridge at the head of Glen Finnan.

Sgurr nan Coireachan lies at the intersection of three ridges, W to Beinn Garbh (896m), E to Meall an Tarmachain (826m) leading to Sgurr Thuilm, and SE to Sgurr a Choire Riabhaich (852m).

The ascent from Glen Finnan is normally via Sgurr a Choire Riabhaich then along the narrow SE ridge to the summit.

An ascent from Strathan in Glen Dessary is also possible on the NE ridge of Meall an Tarmachain, following the ridge round the N side of the Allt Coire nan Gall to Glen Pean.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan].

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 Routes that include Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1778 m 21.62 km 7.5 hrs Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan]  Relatively long route with rocky ridges and tops. Good approach on tracks/paths and deepest streams are bridged. Cycling possible to Curryhully Bothie.  

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 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan]

me and my trusting friend mick at the summit of number 2 of the day amazing ridge waik

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Summit of Sgurr nan Coirechan 10/10/10

© john wells

Image by john wells

Scott on the summit of Sgurr nan Coireachan 17th April 2010 - no views.......

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Wee Al and Myself on Sgurr nan Coireachan..june 2009

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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John Forster
wrote on
June 9, 2008
Roy and I climbed this during the LAMM 2008 Mountain marathon on the 8th June. It was the 3rd checkpoint. We did a long contour traverse from below Sgurr Thuilm, starting at 370 metres and reaching the top of the ridge at Meall an Tarmachain. It was a perfect sunny day, warm with a light cooling breeze. If we weren't so knackered we could have got in Sgurr Thuilm as well. We will save that for another day, probably in winter when the midges are dormant!!
Jim Nicol
wrote on
June 3, 2008
Keep the Glen Finnan horseshoe for the best weather conditions and you will be rewarded with some of the finest views Scotland has to offer (Ben Nevis,the Skye Cullins, Rum, Eigg, Knoydart, Glen Dessary and the local Munros/Corbetts)walk ins not too bad either.
David Harbottle
wrote on
November 22, 2007
You might like to see a video I took while traversing Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm and onto A'Chuil bothy: www.dailymotion.com/video/x3jtxf_day-1-knoydart-expedition_travel
John Walker
wrote on
June 20, 2002
A lovely day out. Got an amazing day in early April. Take your bike though, as the walk-in's longish.

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