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Sgurr Dhomhnuill


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.
888 m (2913 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.
37 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Donald's 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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

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

Sgurr Dhomhnuill has two satellite tops, one unnamed at 803m to the NW and Sgurr na h-Ighinn at 766m to the SSW, and each of these tops has a long WSW ridge, the Druim Garbh to the N and the Druimm Leac a' Sgiathain to the S enclosing a large corrie. These ridges offer a pleasant ridge walk and are the preferred ascent route.

Sgurr Dhomhnuill also has two NE ridges of unequal length leading down to the path through Glen Scaddle but this would be a very long approach route.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Dhomhnuill include
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.

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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Nevis
by Metcheck
Sgurr Dhomhnuill Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Dhomhnuill.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Dhomhnuill
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1221 m 19.72 km 6.5 hrs Sgurr Dhomhnuill  Longer route through forested glen and on broad ridges.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Dhomhnuill

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Myself and David Peden summit Sgurr Dhomhnuill 07/07/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me perched on the small circular shelter which currently (November 2007) rings the highest point. Where has the trig-point column gone to, that is shown in the SMC Corbett guide book? Superb view-point!

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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Recently Climbed By
Robert Healey on 28 Jul 2018

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David S Brown
wrote on
November 6, 2007
The area S of the Fort William-Mallaig road is extremely rough and Knoydart-like, pure Corbett country, little visited and mostly trackless. Sgurr Dhomhnuill is both the highest peak and centrally placed, so a superb viewpoint. The S ridge which I ascended had a very steep slippery grass and moss section through crags, and the N ridge looked from the top to be a dauntingly steep and long rocky scramble down. All in all a superb and challenging peak which deserves to be rated one of the best in the West Highlands.

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