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Moruisg

Munro

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.
Altitude
928 m (3044 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.
NH10174998
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
255 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Big water
 

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

 Description
Moruisg is a steep sided mountain with easier slopes near the summit. Its craggy W slopes form the E wall of Coire Toll nam Bian, with the col at the head of the corrie leading to Sgurr nam Ceannaichean.

NW from the summit the easy to moderate slopes facilitate ascent from Glen Carron. NE of the summit there are steep slopes down to a boggy plateau. S of the summit the slopes are initially gentle then fall steeply, yet there is path on this slope down to Glenuaig Lodge where a track returns to Glen Carron.

Hazards you may encounter on Moruisg include
 Steep 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.
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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
Liathach
by Metcheck
Moruisg Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Moruisg.

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 Routes that include Moruisg
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 987 m 10.91 km 4 hrs Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean  Moderate route but with some steep slopes.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Moruisg

 Baggers Gallery for Moruisg

Karl and my Boxer on summit,(31/10/10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

A Very wet and foggy summit, and I may add a very cold one as well on 23/09/2010

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Moruisg summit on 28th august 2009 just cleared for us!

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Looking across to Sgurr nan Ceannichean from Moruisg

© Alan Bolt

Image by Alan Bolt
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Recently Climbed By
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Sgurr nan Ceannaichean and Moruisg
by Doug Tulloch
Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean
by Brian Howarth
Moruisg
by Neil Cuthbert

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 Comments
 
Gordon Miller
wrote on
May 9, 2016
The deer fence is well and truly established at May 2016. The bridge is fine and the way to the gate in the fence is clear, though continuously boggy. There is a path becoming established at the left of the burn ahead of you. This is helpful. Even more helpful is a big cairn at the northern end of the ridge which is the marker for you to descend should you want to return this way. But it would be a shame to miss out Sgurr Nan Ceannaichean. The views to the larger and distant Munros behind are magnificent.
Scott Blair
wrote on
May 6, 2012
As at May 2012, there's an extensive deer fence being constructed just beyond the tunnel under the bridge. When we were there, a faded sign said that walkers should follow a line of (temporary-looking) red & white taped markers up the hill until the top gate comes into view. There is a developing path - no idea if it's the same route as before, as this was my first visit to the hill - so it might eventually be more obvious once the trees are planted. Our weather was fine, so the way was clear enough. Oh, and the gates hadn't quite been built anyway, so it was largely irrelevant!
Geo Ferguson
wrote on
February 15, 2003
The bridge has now been completey rebuilt.
Terry Thomson
wrote on
December 9, 2002
Concern is shown regarding the bridge crossing of the Carron. There are now 3 scaffold planks & 3 railway sleepers in place across the iron girders which make the crossing that much easier.
Ann Aitken
wrote on
July 17, 2002
Our group went to climb this mountain last week (11/7/02). On arriving at the bridge over the Carron, we discovered that the "bridge" consists of 3 iron girders and no planks. It's not advisable to try to cross on a windy day. Alternate route is from Craig up the forest track to the stalkers path, which zigzags up the south side of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean and on to Moruisg.
 
 

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