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Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais


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.
1083 m (3553 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.
60 of 282 Munros
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.
Rocky peak of the grey corrie

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, which is one of three Munros enclosing Coire Mhuillidh, approximates to a square pyramid with the summit located at the convergence of four ridges. Its two northern ridges, ENE and WNW connect to Carn nan Gobhar and the more distant Sgurr Fuar-thuill (via Creag Ghorm a' Bhealaich) respectively.

There is a broad SW ridge and a longer narrower SE leading down to Meall a' Gheur-fheadain (756m) from which an ascent from the path in Coire Mhuillidh can be made. Higher slopes are easy to moderate.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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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North West Highlands
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 Routes that include Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2010 m 52.32 km 14 hrs Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fuar-Thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe and Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]  Strenuous route but with good access path and rocky ridges. If the route is too long, then climb Sgurr Fhuar-Thuill alone as the other 3 can all be climbed from the path into Coire Mhuillidh..  

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Roy and John

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Large summit cairn of Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais with Sgurr Fhuar-thuill in distance. 19/08/2012. Our 3rd one of the day.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at trig of Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais. 19/08/2012. 3rd Munro today.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me on top, (17/4/11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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