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Sgor 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.
813 m (2667 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.
136 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.
Big 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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Sgor Mor is the highest top of a sprawling mountain that occupies the space between Glen Lui, Glen Luibeg and Glen Dee. The main ridge runs WSW to ENE with Sgor Mor at the W end and Sgor Dubh (741m) at the E end. The slopes at either end of this ridge are steep and craggy, especially below Sgor Dubh.

To the N of the main ridge there are gentle slopes down to Glen Luibeg and there is one subsidiary top Creagan nan Gabhar (722m) to the NW of Sgor Mor. To the S of the main ridge there is a broad plateau, 600-650m in altitude, and on the edge of the plateau two more subsidiary tops Carn Mor (634m) and Carn an 'lc Duibhe (630m).

Due to the network of paths/tracks around it, Sgor Mor can be ascended from many directions.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgor Mor include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
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
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Derry Cairngorm
by Metcheck
Sgor Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgor Mor.

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 Routes that include Sgor Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 565 m 15.57 km 4.5 hrs Sgor Mor  Relatively steep ascent to ridge walk with stunning views  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgor Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Sgor Mor

Me at the summit Sgor Mor 27/10/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kevin, myself summit Sgor Mor 30/05/10 then walked Carn na Drochaide

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

David and myself on Sgor Mor 3-4-08

© James Oswald

Image by James Oswald
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Oliver Bartrum on 09 Aug 2018
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Norman Wares
wrote on
August 16, 2013
It's an excellent walk across the plateau to Sgor Dubh, which also boasts a substantial cairn, and which has excellent views Northwards to Derry Cairngorm etc. The descent from Carn an 'ic Duibhe back to Linn of Dee is made more tricky by the existence of two electrified fences which run in parallel, but the estate has put in a gate which allows access into the woods about 500m from the Linn.
Gus Stewart
wrote on
November 21, 2011
My one piece of advice is to ensure that you climb this one on a clear day. The views at the top are fantastic. On this November day, only MacDhui was in white cloud. Cairn Toul, Devil's Point, and their neighbours, were majestic. The walk itself is straightforward although the descent through heather back to the starting point is steep, and requires due care.
Mike Watson
wrote on
August 30, 2009
Cycled to white bridge and went straight up to the summit. What a viewpoint! Dropped down west to the stalkers track and back to bikes.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
April 4, 2009
1st April 2009. We left the White Bridge track at 033894, followed the edge of the wood and then the west side of the stream northwards. The next mile is a tedious trudge. The traverse eastwards to Sgor Dubh on easy granite terrain is recommended for the good views towards the higher summits.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
November 10, 2008
Wish i'd had clearer weather for this hill as it must be a fantastic viewpoint. The path was very wet beyond the Chests of Dee on the east side of the river. A slight short-cut home to the Linn of Dee was to cut straight across some boggy ground to Carn Mor and then drop directly down to the shielings by the track.

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