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Stac Pollaidh


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.
612 m (2007 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.
219 of 222 Grahams
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.
The Stack at the Pool

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
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku

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

Stac Pollaidh is an instantly recognisable and iconic hill which rises from the vast wild and open land of the Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

This area is perforated by many lochans and Stac Pollaidh lies between two of the larger, Loch Sionascaig to the N and Loch Lurgainn to the S.

The summit ridge is rocky with many pinnacles, and scrambling is required to reach the true summit.

A purpose built car park on the S side of the hill on the minor road to Achiltilbuie provides easy access. A well-worn path leads N from here.

Hazards you may encounter on Stac Pollaidh include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
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 Stac Pollaidh

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Stac Pollaidh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stac Pollaidh.

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 Routes that include Stac Pollaidh

We currently have no routes listed for Stac Pollaidh.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stac Pollaidh

 Baggers Gallery for Stac Pollaidh

Me at top ridge of Stac Pollaidh. 27/11/10

© Stuart Johnston

Image by Stuart Johnston
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Recently Climbed By
David Hornby on 12 Jun 2019

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Stac Pollaidh
by David McSporran

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Peter Lang
wrote on
October 17, 2011
from car park a cracking path has been made that fully circumnavigates the hill and ascent path to ridge is from North, therby reducing path scarring on the southerly view. A very quick 2.5 hr outing and interesting scramble to true summit, we dropped lower and pulled ourselves up 2m boulder/slab which then left easy route onto ridge with no real exposure.
Mike Watson
wrote on
October 13, 2009
A great hill with an interesting climb and superb views.Attaining the summit involves some tricky moves which need to be reversed...

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