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Sgurr Dubh


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.
782 m (2565 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.
187 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.
Black 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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Sgurr Dubh is a rough craggy hill with steep slopes, particularly to the S and NW. To the NE the slopes are moderate and accessible. To the S a broad ridge links it to Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine (Corbett) with which it is normally climbed. This ridge has a number of small lochans and is potentially boggy.

An ascent from the path through Coire a' Cheud-Chnoic, with its large number of little hillocks left by glaciers (hummocky moraine), can be easily made to this ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Dubh include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags 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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North West Highlands
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Dubh.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Dubh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1099 m 11.05 km 4.5 hrs Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh  Interesting route through Coire a' Cheud-chnoich with its large number of little hillocks left by glaciers (hummocky moraine) in a very scenic region. Generally easy route but the descent of Sgurr Dubh is on rocky slopes, care required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Dubh

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Dubh

On top of Sgurr Dhubh: 30th March 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

me at the Summit of Sgurr Dubh on a miserable day 27/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit Sgurr Dubh 08/05/2012. view of Coulin Estate behind where we were staying for our week in Torridon.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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James Lamont on 05 Mar 2024
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Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh
by David McSporran

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Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 21, 2009
16th July 2009. We ascended by the path from Coulin Lodge to Coire an Leth-uillt. A grassy gully at 976 552 leads over stones to a lochan at 977 554. From its northern end there is a grassy slope to the left behind some slabs. At the top of this the way to the summit is over shattered quartzite stones. If descending the same way it is worth memorising the route as the terrain is fairly complex.

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