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Cul Mor


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.
849 m (2785 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.
93 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.
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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.

Cul Mor and Cul Beag (Corbett) are two impressive rocky hills in the Inverpolly Nature Reserve N of Ullapool. They can be climbed together to give a full day in the hills but this will involve an un-bridged river crossing.

Cul Mor has bands of weathered sandstone cliffs, which are difficult to climb, on most slopes and should be avoided, thus limiting the possible ascent routes. Moreover, Cul Mor is largely surrounded by lochans and rivers to the N, W and S and the only easy approach is from the A835 to the E where a stalkers path ascends its east ridge to Meallan Diomhain. This ridge can be followed to the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Cul Mor include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky 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.
Picture Gallery for Cul Mor

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Cul Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Cul Mor.

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 Routes that include Cul Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1577 m 17.72 km 6.5 hrs Cul Mor and Cul Beag  A longer route on two craggy hills. WARNING! requires unbridged crossing of river, which may not be possible in wet weather. Avoid scrambling on weathered sandstone which gives poor handholds.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Cul Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Cul Mor

Ponty myself and Kevin at trig Point Cul Mor 07/07/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Recently Climbed By
Derek McNeil on 27 Apr 2018
Graham Neish on 21 Apr 2018

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Cul Mor and Cul Beag
by David McSporran
Cul Mor
by Graham Gaw
Cul Mor
by Stevie Yates

Post a few words about Cul Mor or read what others have had to say.

Mike Watson
wrote on
May 19, 2009
Didnt bother with Cul Beag (saved for winter). Instead went over the subsidiary top and then dropped back down into the corrie. Like all hills in this part of the world its got cracking views.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
April 24, 2009
There is good parking available on the roadside just north of Knockan Crag visitor centre. From here the ascent to Cul Mor is very straightforward on a well made path that leads up to a grassy plateau. From here one follows the curving ridge, making the final climb over bouldery ground from the north. The views are superb and the summit is marked by a trig point. The continuation to Cul Beag is worth it but note that they are really 2 seperate hills, you lose circa 700m which you have to make up!

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