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Slioch

Munro

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.
Altitude
981 m (3218 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.
NH00456908
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
170 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
The spear
 

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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  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree
 

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

 Description
Slioch is the highest peak on the N shore of beautiful Loch Maree and the views from it are stunning. Slioch is large and complex with two parallel ridges running ESE and between them a high corrie.

The path to Letterewe on the N side of Loch Maree is the only access route, and consequently the S ridge is the normal ascent route to the col between Meall Each and Sgurr Dubh.

From all other directions, the slopes are steep and frequently craggy. The summit is surrounded by crags but no scrambling is required.

Hazards you may encounter on Slioch include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky 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
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Liathach
by Metcheck
Slioch Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Slioch.

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 Routes that include Slioch
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1200 m 17.68 km 5.5 hrs Slioch  A moderate route with the finest views of Loch Maree.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Slioch

 Baggers Gallery for Slioch

Myself, centre back, joined by Alan, Arron, Colin, Davy, Karl, Andy and Cameron, at front, on my final Munro summit...25,8,12...Happy Days!

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

The summit of Slioch from the outlying top of Sgurr an Tuill Bhain

© Andrew Prentice

Image by Andrew Prentice

Chris and Roger at Slioch summit on Sunday 19th June 2011.

© Keith Briggs

Image by Keith Briggs

Chris and myself at the Slioch summit cairn on Sunday 19th June 2011. Just had to use our imagination of the views seen from this point on better days.

© Keith Briggs

Image by Keith Briggs
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Scott Blair
wrote on
June 13, 2009
Just to underline David McSporran's comment below - the books and various other route recommendations that I saw didn't mention that path up to the lochans either. It's obvious enough in good visibility once you're in the corrie, but it would definitely be worth seeking out even in not so good conditions, as it looks an awful lot easier than getting up the steep bit of the corrie between Sgurr Dubh and the lochans!
john dickson
wrote on
April 27, 2009
Long walk in and out from Inchrill made for a long day. Brilliant sunny day from start to finish made this a really memorable day in the hills. Completed ridge walk after summit and decended ascent path. Still remnants of cornice on ridge even though it was mid April. Views were stunning.
David McSporran
wrote on
October 7, 2007
Whilst the MM & SMC routes suggest climbing from Coire na Sleaghaich to the col NW of Sgurr Dubh, if you keep following the well trodden path, this will take you further up the Coire and then directly up to lochans S of the summit.
David Harbottle
wrote on
April 16, 2006
I completed the full traverse (from Inchreril) on 11 April 2006. With deep soft snow above 2000ft it was a bit of a trial and took a full nine hours (for reasonably fit hill walkers). A maginficient mountain - the ridge from the summit is 'fun' under deep snow, and required some care (ice axe and crampons). Below 2000ft this mountain is very boggy after rain/thaw. One additional comment: Slioch has two summits. According to my GPS the second summit (without the trig point) is 20ft higher than the first.
Donald Cameron
wrote on
September 5, 2004
Climbed on a hot day in August - my mate Mike was slightly hung-over and seemed to climb the hill sitting on his a*se with his head in his hands, but considered it worth it in the end. Views in all directions fantastic, A right good day out!
 
 

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