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Sgurr an Airgid


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.
841 m (2759 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.
102 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.
Silver 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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Sgurr an Airgid is located on the N shore of the E end of Loch Duich.

Sgurr an Airgid is rough and rocky on its upper slopes but the lower slopes are not very steep and an ascent is easy from either Strath Croe in the S or from Corrie Dhuinnid to the NW.

A path from Ruarach in Strath Croe leads to a col linking to Beinn Bhuide (703m) to the E, and this is the normal route of ascent. From here an easy ridge walk leads to the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr an Airgid include
 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
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr an Airgid Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Sgurr an Airgid
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
3.9 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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Fantastic, heated, 2-4 berth campervans for hire

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr an Airgid.

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 Routes that include Sgurr an Airgid
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 872 m 13.99 km 4.5 hrs Sgurr an Airgid  A short and easy ascent Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr an Airgid

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Summit of Sgurr an Airgid: 31st March 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me Kevin and Ponty at the summit 2/5/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Simon and Gerry Ochojna atop Sgurr an Airgid 28/06/06.

© Simon Ochojna

Image by Simon Ochojna

Contemplating the view 28/06/06.

© Simon Ochojna

Image by Simon Ochojna
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Mike Watson
wrote on
December 28, 2011
Decent path from the cemetery car park all the way to the summit. Surprising for a corbett.
Eileen Stark
wrote on
May 14, 2010
From first waypoint at NG 946211 you can cross the road and go through a gate and follow a track which goes diagonally steadily up the hillside to meet the track at waypoint no4 at NG951258 and so avoiding the road walk along to Ruarach. You also gain hight quicker and get better views sooner.
Alan Gibson
wrote on
February 22, 2009
There is now a path from the gate opposite the parking area (can't miss it) which takes you straight to waypoint 4 saving a fair bit of time. 5.5 hours would allow plenty of time for taking in the views, photographs etc

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