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Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg


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.
1036 m (3398 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.
96 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 red pass

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.

Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg has steep grass slopes to the S and E, and steep craggy slopes to the N and W. Its narrow rocky summit ridge runs from Sreath a Ghlas-choire in the NE to a col linking to Saileag (WNW). From the summit a short ridge leads ESE to a col at the head of Coire nan Eun which links to Aonach Meadhoin.

A further long ridge, Sreath an Fhraoch-choire, rises W of the summit and runs N to the crags of Creag Ghlas. Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg is normally accessed from its neighbours, Aonach Meadhoin and Saileag, but can also be ascended direct via Meall a' Charra to the SE.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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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 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
10.8 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg.

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 Routes that include Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1212 m 13.98 km 5 hrs Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg, Aonach Meadhoin and Saileag  Moderate route with exposed rocky tops and ridges on the north side of Glen Shiel.  

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Top of Squrr a Bhealaich Dheirg 29.05.13

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Graham at the summit of Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg June 2010

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Joanne at the summit of Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

me on top,14/8/10.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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