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Sgurr Mhurlagain


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.
880 m (2887 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.
49 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 the inlet

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 Mhurlagain is a large unusual mountain with 3 parallel NE ridges rather like a trident. These ridges are Druim Coire an Stangain Mhoir to the NW, a central lower ridge to Sron Grabh , and Druim Coire an Stangain Bhig to the SE.

The summit of Sgurr Mhurlagain lies at the confluence of these three ridges and a fourth ridge runs SW towards Strathan. This fourth ridge offers an easy ascent route via the path ascending by the Dearg Allt from Strathan.

This is a rough craggy hill in places but the SW ridge avoids any difficulties.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Mhurlagain include
 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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr Mhurlagain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Mhurlagain.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Mhurlagain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1225 m 13.13 km 5 hrs Sgurr Mhurlagain and Fraoch Bheinn  Short approach but long day on tops, ascents steep in places. Not Yet Rated 

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David Peden and myself summit Sgurr Mhurlagain 25/05/2014

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Sgurr Mhurlagain and Fraoch Bheinn
by David McSporran
Sgurr Mhurlagain and Fraoch Bheinn
by Stevie Yates

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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
October 18, 2013
If you like "wild & trackless" then try this hill from the east end of Loch Quoich (Gairich parking spot) doing a horseshoe round Coir' an Stangain Mhoir. I would recommend the knobbly northern arm first before returning on the southern arm (drop off before the end to avoid the crags). River Kingie is fine as long as not in spate but watch out for any "quaking bogs" near by. Finally ,keep your eyes peeled for white tailed eagles, One took off no more that 10m above my head near the derelict farm at Lochan.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
February 22, 2010
Parking is at Strathan. You can get to a height of around 400m on a good right of way track to Tomdoun before taking the gradual slopes up towards the summit. The summit is a great viewpoint. It is worth combining this hill with Fraoch Bheinn to make a good circuit.

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