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Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich], Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich & Meall a' Chrasgaidh
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1198 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
6 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
19.43 km
 

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

 Notes
Moderate route.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Ullapool

From Ullapool (A835) travel SE to Lochdrum at the head of Loch Droma.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,198 metres. Allow 6 hours to complete this 19.43 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start at Lochdrum near Loch Droma on the A835
  NH25367555 Distance
Altitude
280 m
1
Cross S over dam
NH25277516 Distance
0.39 km
Altitude
280 m
2
Follow track W across lower slopes
NH24167513 Distance
1.14 km
Altitude
290 m
3
Continue WSW to Allt a' Mhadaidh
NH23037473 Distance
1.26 km
Altitude
360 m
4
Cross burn and continue ascending WSW
NH21487447 Distance
1.65 km
Altitude
400 m
5
Cross SW to Loch a' Mhadaidh
NH20337362 Distance
1.55 km
Altitude
555 m
6
Head WSW, passing to the North of the Loch, onto steeper slopes
NH18837305 Distance
1.80 km
Altitude
720 m
7
Continue steep ascent SW to reach bealach
NH18717273 Distance
0.38 km
Altitude
830 m
8
Bear NNW and ascend to Meall a' Chrasgaidh
NH18507329 Distance
0.61 km
Altitude
934 m
9
Return SSE to Bealach
NH18717273 Distance
0.61 km
Altitude
830 m
10
Ascend SE
NH19197246 Distance
0.57 km
Altitude
875 m
11
Continue ENE to Carn na Criche
NH19637253 Distance
0.45 km
Altitude
961 m
12
Head SE to col and on to summit of Sgurr Mor
NH20337181 Distance
1.02 km
Altitude
1110 m
13
Descend SSE along rim of corrie
NH20377166 Distance
0.14 km
Altitude
1035 m
14
Continue E around corrie rim
NH20767162 Distance
0.41 km
Altitude
890 m
15
Continue ENE to minor top
NH21117172 Distance
0.36 km
Altitude
900 m
16
Follow ridge NE
NH21817249 Distance
1.06 km
Altitude
925 m
17
Ascend SE to Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich
NH21987240 Distance
0.20 km
Altitude
954 m
18
Start your descent heading NE
NH22127267 Distance
0.32 km
Altitude
870 m
19
Continue descending ENE to Loch Sgeireach
NH22887295 Distance
0.87 km
Altitude
535 m
20
Head NNE to rejoin approach track and return to Lochdrum
NH25367555 Distance
4.62 km
Altitude
280 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

 Weather
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Liathach
by Metcheck
Images of Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich], Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich & Meall a' Chrasgaidh
Route Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from the route start.
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
65.0 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
92.5 km
Drumbeg, Coylumbridge
Drumbeg, Coylumbridge by Aviemore
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Rating & Reviews

 Rating & Reviews
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Written by Craig Dunderdale on 28 Aug 2007:
Try 5 fm Loch Bhraoin! It took me 7.5hrs. Follow a diverted path then pick a route up Meall Chrasgaidh. Follow the ridge onto Geala & nan Each return to their bealach then head West for the other 2 Munros. At the 550 Bealach carry on up an obvious path to Sgurr Breac, contour around the South side of Coinnich at 860m to avoid unecessary ascent. Up A' Chailleach return to the 820m Bealach west of Coinnich go down the coire and contour again on the west side Coinnich at 730m gradually ascending to 770m onto the North ridge path. Onto Leitir Fhearna and descend path returning to the bridge.GREAT!
 
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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