The Devils Ridge From Glen Nevis

Summary for The Devils Ridge From Glen Nevis

The Devils Ridge From Glen Nevis is a route in “The Mamores” region / range which is located in the Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 5:38 am
Sunset 8:56 pm
15 hours 18 minutes(s) daylight
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11 km/ 6.84 miles1520 m/ 4986.88 ft7 hours plus
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Sgurr a' Mhaim is probably best known as the first or last peak of the “Ring of Steall”, this route takes in this peak & Am Bodach along with the Devils Ridge. Its the western munros of The Ring of Steall route from Glen Nevis.

The route heads up the north western nose of the first munro Sgurr a' Mhaim from Glen Nevis onto an excellent ridge known as "The Devils Ridge" leading a couple of minor tops onto the munro Am Bodach. The decent is down into Coire a' Mhusgail from the minror top "Sgor an Iubhair" which used to be a munro to return to Glen Nevis.

Route points for The Devils Ridge From Glen Nevis

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN14496837149° SSE0.17 (0.17)Starting from Glen Nevis just east of Achriabhach head along the path
NN14566799153° SSE0.34 (0.51)Head up the north western nose of Sgurr a' Mhain
NN16196685108° ESE0.27 (0.78)From the crest head onto the sumiit point of Sgurr a'Mhain then onto a col
NN164667193° SSW0.5 (1.28)The summit Sgurr a'Mhaim - 1099 ( metres)
NN16316626190° S0.39 (1.67)Head over "devils ridge" this is an exposed scamble
NN16226589172° S0.11 (1.78)Continue past the minor top "Stob Choire a' Mhail"
NN16426549129° SE0.17 (1.95)Continue past the minror top "Sgor an Iubhair" (ex munro). This is the point for descent so return here
NN16846519105° ESE0.29 (2.24)Climb onto the summit point of "Am Bodach" & return to "NN16426549"
NN176650273° W0.53 (2.77)The summit Am Bodach - 1032 ( metres)
NN16256562233° SW0.4 (3.17)Descend down steep gradient to a small Lochan
NN15926540333° NNW0.39 (3.56)Pass a small Lochan
NN15766575310° NW0.33 (3.89)Continue to descend into "Coire a' Mhusgail"
NN15146657343° NNW0.71 (4.6)Pass through a small wooded area
Munros covered on The Devils Ridge From Glen Nevis
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
51 1099 Sgurr a'Mhaim Rocky peak of the large rounded hill Skoor uh Vime
99 1032 Am Bodach The old man Am Bottoch