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Sgurr Ghiubhsachain


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.
94 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.
Peak of the fir trees

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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  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Sgurr Ghiubhsachain and Sgorr Craobh a' Chaorainn (Corbett) are the two highest peaks on the rocky head wall of Coire Ghuibhsachain. They are attached by a col (593m) which is deemed a sufficient drop for them to be considered separate Corbetts yet they are undeniably part of the same mountain mass and should be climbed together.

The rocky NNE ridge of Sgurr Ghiubhsachain connects to Meall a' Choire-Chruinn then tapers down to Guesachan Cottage were there is a road giving good access. The other possible ascent route is via Meall na Cuartaige on the ENE ridge of Sgorr Craobh a' Chaorainn which leads to a path by the Allt na Cruaiche.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Ghiubhsachain include
 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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr Ghiubhsachain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Ghiubhsachain.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Ghiubhsachain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1197 m 16.58 km 5.5 hrs Sgurr Ghiubhsachain and Sgorr Craobh a' Chaorainn  High traverse on rocky hills with long walk in. Craggy route so expect to get your hands dirty  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Ghiubhsachain

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Ghiubhsachain

25th July 2017

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me at summit Sgurr Ghiubhsachain ,Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn behind 11/08/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me at Summit Sgurr Ghiubhsachain, with Sgorr Craobh a Chaorainn in the background 11/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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1 13 Jun 2016 Sgurr Ghiubhsachain from Glenfinnan; 3 June 2016. Roger Vander Steen Sgurr Ghiubhsachain Not Yet Rated
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