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Sgurr Ban


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.
989 m (3244 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.
157 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.
White rocky 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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Sgurr Ban is compact hill with steep and some craggy slopes N, S and W of the summit.

To the E the slopes are moderate to easy above 600m becoming very craggy lower down, however, routes through the crags give access from the path to Loch a' Bhraoin.

To the S Sgurr Ban is linked to Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair by a broad col and both the N and NE ridges connect to Beinn a' Chlaidheimh

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Ban include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
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Sgurr Ban Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Ban.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Ban
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2459 m 33.55 km 11 hrs Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban and Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe]  Long hard route to three remote peaks. The boulder strewn tops make for slow progress, but little scrambling required. Cycling will reduce the time required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Ban

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Ban

Me and Karl on summit...2/6...3,6,12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Me on the stony summit cairn of Sgurr Ban on 10/04/11

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

absolutely soaked on 2nd of the day Sgurr Ban......9th aug 2010

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Summit of Sgurr Ban 11/7/09. Two down, four to go.

© john wells

Image by john wells
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Post a few words about Sgurr Ban or read what others have had to say.

Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 1, 2007
29th June 2007. We approached from the A832 by a wide but stony track along Loch a’ Bhraoin. After the bothy it continues as a narrow path; there is a cairn at the path junction at 102729. We crossed the stream flowing into Loch an Nid without difficulty and aimed for the more northerly of the two sets of sloping quartzite slabs. The slope from the col west of Meallan an Laoigh is not steep but it is covered with quartzite rocks which make for heavy going; descending these would be tedious. A path leads to the bealach with Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair on a gentle slope, avoiding the larger stones. An easy descent to the east can be made from here.

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