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Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Corbett

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.
Altitude
779 m (2555 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.
NG91711743
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
192 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Son of Maurice's 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.

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

 Description
Sgurr Mhic Bharraich lies at the entrance to Glen Shiel overlooking Shiel Bridge. It is a rough craggy hill with slopes that are frequently steep, the easiest inclines being to the E, which is fortunate as that is where the path from Shiel Bridge approaches the lower slopes.

The path in fact rises to 450 m at Loch Coire nan Crogachan from where an easy ascent can be made.

Sgurr Mhic Bharraich is only 779m but you are climbing from sea level.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Mhic Bharraich include
 Steep slopes 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 Mhic Bharraich 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 Mhic Bharraich
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
2.4 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
For information on camping visit
ScottishCamping.com who also produce
a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Mhic Bharraich.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Mhic Bharraich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 835 m 8.44 km 3.5 hrs Sgurr Mhic Bharraich  A short ascent on path and easy inclines.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Georgiana and Angela beside the summit cairn, 5th November 2012.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown

Me with my daughter Georgiana on the summit of Sgurr Mhic Bharraich.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown

Kevin Ponty and me at Summit at 9.15 in the evening to see the sunset

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

At summit with good view of Beinn Sgritheall at rear. 22/06/2010

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
 
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