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Sgurr Dubh Mor


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.
944 m (3097 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.
228 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 black 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.

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  32   South Skye & Cuillin Hills

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

Sgurr Dubh Mor is one of the peaks on the Black Cuillin Ridge. The Cuillin are composed of gabbro rock which gives wonderful grip even when wet, but these mountains have steep faces and narrow ridges which invariably require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach the summit.

The normal ascent route for Sgurr Dubh Mor follows a cairn marked path into Coire a' Ghrunda to reach Loch coir' a' Ghrunda, a route with some exposure on sloping slabs. From the N margin of the loch ascend NNE to Bealach a' Garbh-choire, then continue on the main ridge N to Sgurr Dubh an Da Bheinn and scramble along the pinnacled ridge to Sgurr Dubh Mor.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Dubh Mor include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
 Magnetic rock, compass bearings inacurate.
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
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Sgurr Dubh Mor
by Metcheck
Sgurr Dubh Mor Area Map
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 Routes that include Sgurr Dubh Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1150 m 14.42 km 5 hrs Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr nan Eag  The Cuillin should not be attempted unless you are comfortable with scrambling exposure. You are recommended to purchase and study a higher scale map of the Black Cuillin of Skye before attempting an ascent.  

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28th April, 2012. Me at the summit of Sgurr Dubh Mor.

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

yes got there....

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

hazy pic of 2nd of 4 in a day ..Sgurr Dubh Mor 7th may 2009

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Andy and myself on summit(14.04.09)

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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