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Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh


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.
835 m (2739 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.
112 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 with the cave of the speckled calf

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
  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 Cos na Breachd-laoidh lies in Glen Dessary, to the NW of Strathan. The summit ridge connecting Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh to Druim a' Chuirn (822m) is extended by ridges to the WSW and ENE (to Sron an Tigh Mhoir).

From the two summits, curved parallel ridges run SE towards Strathan enclosing Coire Chicheanais and offering the best route for ascent. This is a steep sided rough craggy hill requiring careful route finding through the rocky outcrops.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh include
 Steep 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.
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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 Cos na Breachd-laoidh Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
24.1 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 Cos na Breachd-laoidh.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 969 m 13.26 km 4.5 hrs Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh  Steep craggy horse shoe accessed by its SE ridges. Not Yet Rated 

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Cairn on top of Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh: 13th June 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me and Alba (my Siberian husky) at summit Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh 21/07/2012. Alba's first Corbett. We then went o to climb Sgurr an Fhuarain.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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