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Lurg Mhor


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.
986 m (3234 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.
163 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.
Big ridge

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Lurg Mhor is an elongated mountain (E to W) with twin peaks, the summit being the W top. From the summit a ridge leads W to broad col (740m), which connects to Bidean a' Choire Sheagaich and is the normal approach route.

The longest ridge, Meall Mhor, slopes down to the E reaching the shores of Loch Monar 5km from the summit. A traverse of this ridge involves scrambling.

There are minor ridges on N slopes, and to the S three ridges lead to Loch Calavie and the path to Pait Lodge. The more central of the S ridges has easy slopes but the SE ridge is narrow and craggy.

Hazards you may encounter on Lurg Mhor include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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.
Picture Gallery for Lurg Mhor

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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Lurg Mhor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Lurg Mhor.

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 Routes that include Lurg Mhor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2223 m 28.65 km 9.5 hrs Lurg Mhor, Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich and Beinn Tharsuinn [Monar]  A long hard day on a difficult route with scramblling on Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Lurg Mhor

 Baggers Gallery for Lurg Mhor

Karl and Myself on summit, (31.3.12).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

My friend Andy on the summit of Lurg Mhor - Nov 2011

© David Harbottle

Image by David Harbottle

Celebrating on the top of my last Munro: Lurg Mhor 15th October 2011

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Lynda at summit of Lurg Mhor (18th June 2011) - last one of the day, but long way back to the car........

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Post a few words about Lurg Mhor or read what others have had to say.

Peter Lang
wrote on
June 11, 2007
Cycled in from Attadale, took 2 hrs to bothy, lot of pushing to high pass on hot day then quick descent - Track decent. Actual walk took 5 hrs from Bendronaig bothy(superb facility including airbeds and firewood), skirted Creag Dubh onto Sail Riabhach then easy grassy walk to steep pull onto B.a'C. Sheasgaich and first sign of a path. 1 hr between summits and descended SW from bealach to head of Loch Calavie and return on good track to bike. Return took 1hr 15mins on bike as easier gradient to high pass then steep descent to Attadale Walkers carpark-ensure brakes in order-Day took 9 1/4 hrs.
Christine George
wrote on
May 10, 2006
Cycled in from Attadale to Bendronaig Bothy, landrover track winds its way up some steep hairpin bends to begin with, very rough in places, quite an arduous track to cycle.Took us 3 hours to the bothy, great little bothy with a flushing loo. (You have to fill the cistern with a bucket of water) Left the bothy at 2.15pm, along the Pait Lodge track and then up to the col between Lurg Mhor and Cheesecake. Arrived at Lurg Mhor at 5.15pm, great view of the Cuillins on Skye, left Lurg Mhor at 5.30pm and onto Cheesecake at 6.30pm. Back to the bothy at 8.15pm. Cycled back out next day in 2 hours.
George Morton
wrote on
August 4, 2004
If you decide on the most direct return to the Bealach Bhearnais, descending from Lurg Mhor to the glen (mis?)named Bealach an Sgoltaidh on the OS Map, then you should tend towards the left (west). If you stick to the line of the north ridge you eventually reach tiers of cliffs not marked on the older maps and only poorly on the latest version. The lowest tier is unbroken, necessitating an irritating if short reascent which in poor visibilty could be dodgy. Once you're down, the walk up the glen of the Allt Bealach Crudhain can be tiring in hot weather, especially as the path runs out halfway.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 05 Aug 2011 Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich and Lurg Mhor from Craig. Roger Vander Steen Lurg Mhor Not Yet Rated
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