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Sgurr Thuilm


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.
963 m (3159 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.
193 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.
Rocky peak of the hillock

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
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

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

Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan are two Munros on a long twisting ridge at the head of Glen Finnan. Sgurr Thuilm has a long ridge, Druim Coire a Bheithe, which runs S then SW to a bridge over the Allt Coire a Bheithe, which makes it the natural approach to the summit.

Sgurr Thuilm has Ridges N and NE less seldom used for ascent, although the NE ridge could provide an approach from Strathan in Glen Dessary. The final ridge runs W and this is the route to Sgurr nan Coireachan at the W end of the ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Thuilm include
 Crags 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr Thuilm Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Thuilm.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Thuilm
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1778 m 21.62 km 7.5 hrs Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan [Glen Finnan]  Relatively long route with rocky ridges and tops. Good approach on tracks/paths and deepest streams are bridged. Cycling possible to Curryhully Bothie.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Thuilm

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Thuilm

Roy Ashman and John Forster at the summit in glorious early March weather

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Lynda on the summit of Sgurr Thuilm (17th April 2010) - long relentless ridge walk between the munros with no protection from the hail and gusting winds - can't wait to get off this hill......

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott on the summit of Sgurr Thuilm (17th April 2010) - strong winds and biting hail

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Sgurr Thuilm .just before the clouds lifted..june 2009

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Michael Benwell
wrote on
April 15, 2007
No problems with a direct ascent from Glenpean bothy, but steep and a bit of a slog - no path (at least I didn't find one)

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