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Sgurr nan Eugallt


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.
898 m (2946 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.
25 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Peak of precipices

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 nan Eugallt lies on a narrow ridge that runs 6.3km from Sgurr Sgiath Airigh (881m) SE over Sgurr nan Eugallt and Sgurr a' Chlaidheimh (841m) then ESE to Sron Lice na Fearna (551m). Sgurr nan Eugallt has a single ridge NE then N to Sgurr Dubh (738m).

A path from Coireshubh ruin ascends W onto this spur offering a quick ascent with some minor scrambling but you should also consider walking the long ridge.

It should be noted that whilst the highest point was for many years regarded as being the knoll 20m SE of the prominent trig point, the true summit is now accepted as being approximately 600m further NW along the ridge and is marked by a small cairn.

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

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 Routes that include Sgurr nan Eugallt
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 823 m 8.70 km 3.5 hrs Sgurr nan Eugallt  Short sharp ascent with minor scrambling possible  

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Myself and David Peden summit Sgurr nan Eugallt 28/06/2013. After completing my 200th Corbett 3 weeks previous 1 Corbett was demoted so this is now my official 1. Note trig point over my left shoulder is NOT the true summit

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Douglas Robertson on 08 Aug 2020
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1 28 May 2010 Sgurr nan Eugallt from Kinloch Hourn Roger Vander Steen Sgurr nan Eugallt Not Yet Rated
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