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Sgor Gaibhre


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.
955 m (3133 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.
208 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 goat

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Sgor Gaibhre, a compact conical topped mountain is connected to its nearest neighbour, Sgor Choinnich (1km N), by a high pass, Bealach nan Sgor (800m).

Sgor Gaibhre has two broad ridges; a W ridge which leads down to a broad boggy bealach, the Mam Ban, and is the access route from Carn Dearg, and a S ridge leading to Beinn Pharlagain. E slopes are steep and craggy whereas W slopes have gentle inclines.

Normal access routes are from Carn Dearg via the Mam Ban or from Meall Nanthrach onto Sgor Choinnich then via the Bealach nan Sgor.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgor Gaibhre include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 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.
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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Alder
by Metcheck
Sgor Gaibhre Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgor Gaibhre.

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 Routes that include Sgor Gaibhre
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1051 m 27.44 km 7.5 hrs Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg [Rannoch region]  A long walk on easy slopes.  

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Me on Sgor Gaibhre 250 up



all the lads at the last summit of day,

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Me at top of Sgor Gaibhre, 4th August 2010.

© Kevin Naylor

Image by Kevin Naylor

Toto and I on 1/8/10 on a not very summery day.

© Margaret Spalding

Image by Margaret Spalding
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