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Carn Sgulain


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.
920 m (3018 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.
271 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.
Cairn like peak of the basket

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
  35   Kingussie and Monadhliath Mountains

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

The summit of Carn Sgulain is a gentle rise on high Monadhliath plateau N of A' Chailleach.

All slopes from the summit are easy, but there are steeper slopes to the SE leading to crags 800m from the summit.

To the SW Carn Sgulain is separated from the adjacent A' Chailleach by the deep narrow glen of the Allt Cuil na Caillich.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Sgulain include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Crags within 1km of 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
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Carn Dearg
by Metcheck
Carn Sgulain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Sgulain.

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 Routes that include Carn Sgulain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 803 m 14.04 km 4.5 hrs A' Chailleach [Monadh Liath] and Carn Sgulain  Easy route on gentle slopes with no problems other than streams to cross.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Sgulain

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Sgulain

Carn Sgulain is a pretty dull munro but on skiis it's perfect for touring, all 8 tops can be easily reached on skiis

© Niall Mckelvie

Image by Niall Mckelvie

Ski touring, A'chailleach, first of 8 tops in the 25k route

© Niall Mckelvie

Image by Niall Mckelvie

Carn Sgulain Aug'10

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Top of Carn Squlain 23.11.09

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith
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