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Sgurr an Utha


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.
796 m (2611 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.
168 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 udder

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
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

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

This hill consists of a ridge which curves from Tom na h-Aire in the SE to Sidhean Mor (582m) in the WSW with the two highest peaks Sgurr an Utha and Fraoch-bheinn (790m) located near the apex of the curve. From Faoch-bheinn, a subsidiary ridge runs SSW where it broadens to form the Druim na Brein-choille, parallel to the summit ridge.

This is a hill of moderate slopes which are scattered with rock outcrops and crags on the steeper sections. Normal ascent routes are via Tom na h-Aire or Coire an Utha.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr an Utha 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.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr an Utha Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr an Utha.

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 Routes that include Sgurr an Utha
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 747 m 7.38 km 3 hrs Sgurr an Utha  Short route, steepish in some places. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr an Utha

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Glenfinnian viaduct from SE ridge of Sgurr an Utha: 25th October 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me John Donnelly and Kevin Yancouskie at the Summit 6th March 2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me, David Peden and Kevin Yancouskie summit Sgurr an Utha 06/03/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Picnicing in the mist, beside the cairn on Sgurr an Utha. 3rd November 2008.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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donald brown on 01 Jan 2019

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Sgurr an Utha
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Sgurr an Utha
by David McSporran
Sgurr an Utha
by David S Brown
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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
October 12, 2013
Do this on a clear day as the 360 views from the summit are fantastic including Skye/Rum & Loch Beoraid in the west, the Moidart corbetts to the south and the Glen Finnan hills to the north &east. The ascent over Druim na Brein-Choille and up the south ridge is straight forward (on a clear day!)

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