Home   Glossary

Sgurr nan Conbhairean


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.
1109 m (3638 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.
44 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 hound keeper

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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

Sgurr nan Conbhairean lies in the centre of a ridge of mountains surrounding a great corrie, hence its E face is rocky and steep.

The summit cone of Sgurr nan Conbhairean lies close to the corrie edge and its narrow ridges lead N to Sail Chaorainn and SE to Glas Bealach leading to Carn Ghluasaid.

A third ridge leads SW to Drochaid an Tuill Easaich (1001m) then branches NW to Bealach Choire a' Chait and S to Meall Breac. The S ridge leads to the path from Strath Cluanie, by the Allt Coire Lair, and is the normal ascent route.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr nan Conbhairean include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Sgurr nan Conbhairean

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr nan Conbhairean Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
We currently have no
sponsored accommodation listings for this area.

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr nan Conbhairean.

Click on the route title to load the full content for that route.

 Routes that include Sgurr nan Conbhairean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1470 m 16.72 km 6 hrs Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn and Carn Ghluasaid  Moderate route with steep slopes and rocky ridges on the north side of Glen Shiel.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr nan Conbhairean

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr nan Conbhairean

The massive cairn at the summit of Sgurr nan Conbhairean.

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro

Myself on top,(8.11.09).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Summit on 31 May 09

© Michael Kerrigan

Image by Michael Kerrigan

time for a break from the snow on Sgurr nan conbhairean...may 3rd 2009

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
View All 7 Baggers Images for Sgurr nan Conbhairean
The logging section stores any entries for Sgurr nan Conbhairean in your own log. From here you can
  1. Add a route log entry that includes this mountain
  2. Write a full account of your route including photos
  3. Edit an existing log entry including uploading a GPX file or add a photo
  4. Delete your log entry
Your Route Log
You need to be a member to have a route log.
Recently Climbed By
Neil Tilsley on 19 Sep 2020

If a member has uploaded a tracklog as part of their personal route log and opted to share it then it will be presented here.

You can view a members route overlayed on an online map or download the KMZ file for use in Google Earth.

 Shared Members Track Logs

Post a few words about Sgurr nan Conbhairean or read what others have had to say.

Paul Blakemore
wrote on
December 29, 2004
These mountains come highly recommended if you enjoy NOT meeting other people! As most guide books and therefore other walkers overlook the area in favour of Kintail, it is an ideal spot for spending an isolated night or two camping on the tops. Rather than park at Lundie, leave the car in one of the couple of laybys about 800m east of Cluanie dam and head up north-west from there. It's boggy for the first couple of K and rocky in places, but once near the tops, there are lochans and numerous hollows to leave the tent. The E-W ridge although wide, is long and ruggedly scenic.

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

You can prepare your own write up by first making an entry in your route log and then visiting the logging section above.

 Route Write-Ups
There are no Route Write-Ups submitted for Sgurr nan Conbhairean
Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Contact Us