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The Storr


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.
719 m (2358 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.
68 of 222 Grahams
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.
The 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
  23   North Skye, Dunvegan & Portree

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

The Storr is the highest point on The Trotternish Ridge, a magnificent ridge running N to S on the Trotternish peninsula of Skye.

The ridge falls to the E in steep cliffs and buttresses almost entirely along its length.

The Storr lies on the ridge directly to the W of The Old Man of Storr, an iconic pillar of rock which rises to 535m.

The Trotternish Ridge contains one other Graham, Hartaval, and as this lies just under 2km to the NW across the Bealach a' Chuirn, it makes sense to climb the two together. However a complete traverse of the ridge has much to commend itself.

A car park at the N end of Loch Leathan on the A855 Staffin road provides the most convenient access.

Hazards you may encounter on The Storr include
 Stony/rocky 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.
Picture Gallery for The Storr

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Sgurr na Banachdich
by Metcheck
The Storr Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include The Storr.

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 Routes that include The Storr

We currently have no routes listed for The Storr.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of The Storr

 Baggers Gallery for The Storr

Myself and the gang on summit The Storr whilst walking The Skye Trail May 2016

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me on the top of the Storr

© Mia Pichniarczyk

Image by Mia Pichniarczyk
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Hartaval and The Storr
by David McSporran

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