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Sgurr Gaorsaic


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.
839 m (2752 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.
107 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.
Horror 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 Gaorsaic is a very remote hill therefore careful navigation is required even though paths lead you to the base of the hill. This compact hill is little more than a spur of the S ridge of the massive Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan (Munro) but the col that connects them is 670m high, which is a sufficient drop for this top to be ranked as a Corbett.

Loch Gaorsaic, which Sgurr Gaorsaic overlooks, is at an elevation of 380m which means the peak is less than 460m above the loch side path. The ascent is on easy slopes, and although there are scattered crags, the approach from the S avoids them.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Gaorsaic include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
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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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr Gaorsaic Area Map
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 Routes that include Sgurr Gaorsaic
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1215 m 18.12 km 6 hrs Sgurr Gaorsaic  A long walk in to a remote mountain. Not Yet Rated 

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James at summit with Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan 1143m behind. 11/06/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A very cold June day on summit of Sgurr Gaorsaic. Ridges of A` Ghlas- Bheinn behind. 11/06/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Good views of A` Ghlas-bheinn beyond the summit of Sgurr Gaorsaic. 11/06/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Top of Sgurr Gaorsaic 24th August 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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