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Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich]


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.
1110 m (3641 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.
43 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 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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Sgurr Mor is the highest mountain in the group known as the Fannaichs, which lie to the N of Loch Fannich. It occupies a central location and its high ridges link others in the group.

The summit is a steep cone with rocky corrie which occupies most of its NE face. This is generally a steep sided mountain but with rocky out-crops on its N slopes only.

Sgurr Mor has three ridges, NW to Carn na Criche (961m) giving access to Meall a' Chrasgaidh and Sgurr nan Clach Geala, SSW to Meall nam Peithirean leading to to Meall Gorm, and finally NE to Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich] include
 Steep slopes 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich].

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 Routes that include Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1198 m 19.43 km 6 hrs Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich], Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich and Meall a' Chrasgaidh  Moderate route.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich]

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich]

How about that ! I never even noticed the broken septre till looked at the photos :-) 3rd summit of 6. 20th June 2012.

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

At the summit cairn, Stephen, Rachel, Jan and me with Bonnie raring to get to the next one, just wish I had the same amount of energy ( and speed) Nice to get a good dry spring half-term week in many years of going to Wester Ross.

© Keith Briggs

Image by Keith Briggs

Summit of Sgurr Mor 18.05.12

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

A very cold and windy summit. Very low cloud swirling around. 24/07/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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John Elrick
wrote on
September 11, 2010
2nd of four Munros of the day. Excellent visibility all around, very warm, hardly a breeze on the first two summits, which seemed to please the midge!
Stephen Harte
wrote on
April 25, 2010
Walked in from Loch Droma taking in Meall a' Chrasgaidh, Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich], Meall Gorm and Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. This is a great walk with breath taking views all around you. The only down side is tracking back from Meall Gorm towards Sgurr Mor to pick up the ridge across to Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. Still lots of snow around be especially careful on the top of Sgurr Mor as a snow cornice has developed, keep close to the cairn.
Peter Sinclair
wrote on
August 22, 2005
Great mountain, great day not spoilt by poor visibility. This was my companions (Steve and Jamie) first trip to the Fannaichs, it will not be their last
David Johnstone
wrote on
November 1, 2001
A stunning mountain with lofty stance at the hub of the complex Fannich ridges.

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