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Sgor an Lochain Uaine


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.
1258 m (4127 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.
5 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 little green loch

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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a picturesque mountain with Lochan Uaine (little green loch) cradled high on its slopes. Its craggy slopes form the S andW walls of An Garbh Coire and it faces Braeriach across the corrie (to the N).

It has easy slopes to the S and W. This mountain is normally climbed from Cairn Toul to its SE, but can also be climbed from Glen Feshie or Gleann Einich to the W.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgor an Lochain Uaine include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgor an Lochain Uaine.

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 Routes that include Sgor an Lochain Uaine
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1290 m 41.69 km 10.5 hrs Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor and The Devils Point  Long route on mixed terrain over 5 Munros in the Cairngorms. Cycling on the initial approach will reduce the time required for this walk. Care required for navigation and proximity to corrie rim in poor visibility.  
2 2220 m 35.67 km 11 hrs Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and The Devils Point  Climbing is moderate but there is a lot of it. The centre km of the Lairig Ghru and the Chalamain Gap have significant boulder fields which will be hazardous in the dark.

The route is strenuous and long but rewarding. Not suitable for cycle access.

3 2020 m 38.03 km 11.5 hrs Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and The Devils Point  A long route that tests endurance, although there are no difficult ascents. The walk can be shortened by cycling to Derry Lodge.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgor an Lochain Uaine

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Me at the top of Ben Nevis

© Rafal Szymanski

Image by Rafal Szymanski

Me at the summit of Sgor an Lochain Uaine, 01/03/14.

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

half way through our day, myself on the summit of Sgor an Lochain Uaine

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Summit of Angels Peak, 09.08.12.

© Paul Burgess

Image by Paul Burgess
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David Buchanan-dunlop on 02 Sep 2023
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Mike Watson
wrote on
May 31, 2009
2nd time around, ascended via the NE ridge. A pleasant airy scramble in an alpine like setting!
Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
If you climb this hill from the Linn of Dee then Sgor an Lochan Uaine will be a welcome sight. From Cairn Toul it looks a mere swell on this high level ridge that runs to Braeriach. I'm sure the idea that it is of Munro status will cause a few debates. From the summit it is possible to skirt Cairn Toul instead of having to climb it again on the return leg.
David Harbottle
wrote on
May 25, 2006
Summited this from Inverey (Braemar) via Corrour, Devils Point, Cairn Toul then back to Inveray. Well worth cycling to Derry Lodge (easy ride). It's difficult to agree that this minor bump on the huge Cairngorm upland plateau is really a Munro! It's a long day with quite stoney terrain on the tops. Great SYHA in Inverey!
James Blair
wrote on
February 28, 2005
A superb route that I undertook in June 2000 was to climb this peak via its NE ridge. Bike into the glens from Braemar as far as possible, cross teh Luibeg to Corrour bothy and then follow up Lairig Ghru to obtain An Garbh Coire bothy; from there straight up nearly 2000ft of grade 1/2 scrmble to arrive on teh summit. Wonderful! Fantastic high level traverse the around corrie rim to Braeriach and then descend by SE ridge to reach Lairig Ghru and walk back to bikes; about 22miles walking 10 miles biking, a long day but well worth it. Masses of summer palteau snow too.

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