Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Summary for Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Sgurr a'Mhaoraich is a route in “The Glen Quoich” region / range which is located in the Loch Eil to Glen Shiel area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 6:00 am
Sunset 8:49 pm
14 hours 48 minutes(s) daylight
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DistanceAscentTime
10 km/ 6.21 miles830 m/ 2723.1 ft3 hours plus
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This is a short and fairly easy climb that gets better the higher you get. The route is on a stalkers path from Sgurr a'Mhaoraich's southern side leading up the Bac nan Canaichean ridge to the subsidiary top of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallac continuing onto the summit over rugged terrain. The descent is on the southern ridge which is more knobbily and rugged than the ascent.

Route points for Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH00960347306° NW0.24 (0.24)From the road a path leads up ridge of "Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach
NH00410511355° N0.37 (0.61)
NH00400548329° NNW0.28 (0.89)Once on the ridge turn west along ridge which dips
NG99850608292° WNW0.18 (1.07)Continue over the top "Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach" down to a col
NG99420637296° WNW0.27 (1.34)From the col the ridge becomes increasingly craggy. Make your way through the crags upto a ridge
NG98670652253° WSW0.27 (1.61)From here continue though more crags and eventually onto the summit of Sgurr a'Mhaoraich
NG983065197° SSW0.39 (2)The summit Sgurr a'Mhaoraich - 1027 ( metres)
NG98210619162° SSE0.23 (2.23)Head down through more crags
NG98430532177° S0.35 (2.58)contunue along a ridge
NG98460475139° SE0.34 (2.92)Head down steeply
NG98800373120° ESE0.24 (3.16)Head back along the road
NG99750339102° ESE0.15 (3.31)cross bridge
NH0042032660° ENE0.09 (3.4)pass the tiny wood
Munros covered on Sgurr a'Mhaoraich
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
104 1027 Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Rocky peak of the shellfish Skoor uh Vurr-eeth