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Sgurr na Lapaich


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.
1150 m (3772 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.
24 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 bog

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.

Sgurr na Lapaich, which is linked to An Riabhachan and Carn nan Gobhar by its WSW and ESE ridges is the most craggy of this group. N of the summit a narrow ridge curves NW around the crags of Garbh Choire to An Leth-Chreag, where the slopes into Glen Srathfarrar are otherwise moderate and accessible.

To the S the summit ridge leads to Sgurr nan Clachan Geala where the ridge divides, the main ridge going SSW to Braigh a' Choire Bhig whilst a short rocky ridge leads E then SE to an access path from Glen Cannich in Glas Toll. The ridge then continues SSW to Mullach a' Ghlas-thuill whose steep slopes overlook Loch Mullardoch.

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

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 Routes that include Sgurr na Lapaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2017 m 67.14 km 17 hrs Sgurr na Lapaich and Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch]  Longer route with steep slopes ascend and descend, so route time given here will be a minimum. These are remote mountains covered in crags, naviagte with care.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr na Lapaich

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr na Lapaich

Roy and John at the summit, happy and obviously not expecting the torrent of rain and thunder about to hit them!

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

James enjoying the views from the summit of Sgurr na Lapaich 15/08/2012. Great day.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A great day on the summit of Sgurr na Lapaich. Superb views. 15/08/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Myself with Karl on top, 5/11/11.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Recently Climbed By
Alasdair Cairns on 17 Aug 2020

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Post a few words about Sgurr na Lapaich or read what others have had to say.

Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
December 29, 2008
For those contemplating the complete ridge (to An Socach) and back - the path shown on the map along the N shore of Loch Mullardoch does indeed exist (contrary to rumour) and, though rather slow and winding, is very pleasant. Even the pathless section to the Allt Mullardoch is relatively easy going.
Ian Johnston
wrote on
January 24, 2005
The route from the south, starting at Loch Mullardoch Dam seems the most satisfying - climbing Carn nan gobhar first. Note that in full winter conditions, the rocky ridge leading from Bealach na Cloiche Dubh to Sgurr na Lapaich is a full-on mountaineering route, with a potentially tricky top 20 metres to the trig point if frozen. The descent via Braigh a' Choire Bhig and Mullach a Ghlas-thuill gives fantastic views, but the Allt Taige could be difficult to cross after wet weather (bridge over the Allt Mullardoch). The track from the Allt Mullardoch to the dam is a muddy mess due to Argocats

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 05 Jun 2011 Sgurr na Lapaich Duncan Mackenzie Sgurr na Lapaich and Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch] Not Yet Rated
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