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Sgurr Mhairi (Glamaig)


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.
775 m (2542 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.
199 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.
Greedy woman (Mary'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.

Glamaig is almost surrounded by the A87 road near Sligachan on Skye, suggesting that it can be climbed from almost any direction, but is an elongated conical hill with steep slopes of rock and scree which limits the ascent routes.

Direct ascent from the W to Sgurr Mhairi or the E to An Coileach are both possible, but the preferred ascent is through Coire na Sgairde to Bealach na Sgairde.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Mhairi include
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
Sgurr na Banachdich
by Metcheck
Sgurr Mhairi Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Mhairi.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Mhairi
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1000 m 10.95 km 4 hrs Sgurr Mhairi  A short approach and straight forward ascent on rock and scree slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Mhairi

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29th July 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

At summit Glamaig 31/05/08

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Flash and Paul at summit. Cuillins in background.

© Laura Troiano

Image by Laura Troiano

Me and Flash at summit cairn. A great clear day.

© Laura Troiano

Image by Laura Troiano
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Recently Climbed By
Graham Neish on 13 May 2018

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Sarah Holroyd
wrote on
April 28, 2013
It's a steep, unrelenting slope from Sligachan. Loose scree and patches of wet slippy grass. We met friend at the summit and returned to Sconsor. This made a more pleasnat descent with patches of scree avoidable on drier grass. Lovely views.
Laura Troiano
wrote on
January 4, 2009
Like Chris we climbed from golf course/ junction on road leading to Moll as it seemed a less scree covered route. Steep climb up fence posts before up very steep grass to avoid crags. A little scree on top section before reaching An Colleach but far less than what I believe to be on other routes. Nice ridge walk across Glamaig finally reaching Sgurr Mhairi. Great vantage point for Cuillins, the other isles and even Torridon.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
May 27, 2007
The route starting very close to the Isle of Skye Golf Club is regarded as easier than from Sligachan but it is still quite a steep and unrelenting climb. The scree section nearer the top can be avoided; however the views are superb and it is a very enjoyable route.

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