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Sgurr na Sgine


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.
946 m (3103 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.
223 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 knife

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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Sgurr na Sgine is located on the S side of Glen Sheil, W of the famous South Glen Shiel Ridge, and adjacent to The Saddle with which it is normally climbed.

Sgurr na Sgine is elongated SW to NE with two peaks, the summit (946m) and Faochag (909m) between which the narrow rocky summit ridge curves N then ENE to Faochag around CoireToiteil.

This ridge then continues NE down to the road offering an interesting ascent route. Sgurr na Sgine can also be approached from Sgurr na Forcan via Beallach Coire Mhalagain.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr na Sgine include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr na Sgine Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr na Sgine.

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 Routes that include Sgurr na Sgine
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1508 m 12.28 km 5.5 hrs The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine  Difficult route due to scramble on rocky Forcan Ridge. A classic South Glen Shiel route.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr na Sgine

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr na Sgine

Bobby and Nick enjoying a well earned rest at the summit of Sgurr na Sgine 30th May 2011 15:35.

© David Walsh

Image by David Walsh

Sgurr na Sgine summit on horrid warm cloudy then freezing summit ....May 23rd 2010

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

James at summit 17/10/09

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

The Gang on Squrr na Sgine with Ben Nevis in the back ground. 30 May 2009

© Calum Dinnes

Image by Calum Dinnes
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The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine
by Neil Cuthbert
The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine
by Alasdair Cairns
The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine
by Brian Doolan
The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine
by Derren Fox
The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine
by Douglas Mason

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