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Sgurr Breac


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.
999 m (3277 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.
138 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.
Speckled 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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Sgurr Breac is one of the group known as the Fannaichs, which lie to the N of Loch Fannich. Sgurr Breac and A' Chailleach are the most westerly of the group and tend to be climbed together.

Sgurr Breac has crags N of the summit and to the NE there is a high corrie with rocky flanks but otherwise the slopes are moderate with some steep areas.

Usual ascent routes are by the path from Loch a' Bhraoin to the bealach E of the summit or by the long ridge, Druim Reidh, of Tomain Coinich which lies to the WNW of the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Breac include
 Steep 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Breac.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Breac
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1198 m 17.64 km 5.5 hrs Sgurr Breac and A' Chailleach [Fannaich region]  Moderate route with good access path.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Breac

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Breac

Good day to be on the top. 12/07/2011.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James on summit 12/07/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

The final summit of my Ullapool adventure Sgurr Breac, with Fern relaxed as always ;) 5th June 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

On top of A'Chailleach 25th April 2011

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
The ascent of this hill along with its neighbour A' Chailleach is very straightforward and shows you the character of the other Fannaichs from these western points. The hardest part of the ascent is the climb up Leitir Fhearna, however once the Druim Reidh is reached it becomes more gradual up to the top Toman Coinnich.

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