An Sgarsoch

Summary for An Sgarsoch

An Sgarsoch is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The West Mounth: Blair Atholl to Braemar as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Glen Ey )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1006 metres / 3301 feetNN933836Un SgarshochPlace of sharp rocks
LocationAccess
The West Mounth: Blair Atholl to BraemarNational Trust for Scotland, Mar Lodge tel: 013397 41368
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Details for An Sgarsoch

An Socach is a mountain situated some three miles west of the A93 road from Perth to Braemar, in Scotland. It is located at grid ref. 080800 on Ordnance Survey sheet 43. The summit altitude is 944m. The name may derive from the Gaelic Soc, meaning the snout or beak, leading to the projecting place by analogy with the shape of a snout. Other sources state that it in fact means 'the sow'.

The hill has an elongated, round form, and the Munro bagger is advised that the highest top is in fact at its western end and is not the 938m eastern summit as shown on certain OS maps. The hill may be climbed from Glen Ey to the north or from the top of the Glenshee Ski Centre to the east. The Glenshee route involves a decent into Baddoch Burn, and so more climbing is required than the Glen Ey route, which is longer.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed An Sgarsoch is Thirteen

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ashog marked An Sgarsoch as bagged on Mon 27 Sep 2010
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potace marked An Sgarsoch as bagged on Mon 15 Mar 2010
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Tim Hawkes marked An Sgarsoch as bagged on Thu 30 Jul 2009
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grahammclaren marked An Sgarsoch as bagged on Mon 13 Jul 2009
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Bill Campbell marked An Sgarsoch as bagged on Tue 05 May 2009
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Fhuaran marked An Sgarsoch as bagged on Mon 16 Feb 2009
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tony meeson marked An Sgarsoch as bagged on Sun 25 Jan 2009