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Ruadh Stac 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.
918 m (3011 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.
276 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 red stack

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Ruadh Stac Mor is a very remote mountain with a craggy top NW of A' Mhaighdean . Ruadh Stac Mor is elongated NW to SE with only its NE slopes being a moderate incline and crag free. To all other points of the compass it has steep craggy or rocky slopes.

Ruadh Stac Mor is connected to A' Mhaighdean by a high col (750m) and the normal ascent route is from the col weaving through the crags to the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Ruadh Stac Mor include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags 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.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Ruadh Stac Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ruadh Stac Mor.

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 Routes that include Ruadh Stac Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1678 m 44.06 km 12 hrs A' Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor  Long strenuous route to two remote craggy mountains. There are routes between the crags so the need for scrambling is reduced. Cycling will shorten the time, but still a very long day.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Ruadh Stac Mor

Me and Karl on final summit of day, 3/6/12...full traverse of six from Corrie Hallie to Shenavall Bothy.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Me on the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor on 3/6/11.

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

Lynda at the summit of Rhuadh Stac Mor (14th May 2011) - great views just a few metres down (honestly), but closed in on top.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at the summit of Rhuadh Stac Mor (14th May 2011) - pity the cloud was holding on the top to mar the spectacular views.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Recently Climbed By
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scott mitchell on 11 May 2019
Stephen Straughan on 08 Apr 2019

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Post a few words about Ruadh Stac Mor or read what others have had to say.

George Fallis
wrote on
June 19, 2008
Me and sons came off the summit of A'Mhaighdean over the very stoney ground (tough going) as we got to the valley floor we looked at what appeared to be falling rock down a face, we all said "surely that's not the way"? So we set off along the path to the east, that came to an end, we came all the way back again and started to follow the path to the west as we couldn't believe the way up was over the fallen rocks!! As it turned out, there is a small cairn indicating this indeed is the way up...........take care especially in the wet!!

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