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Name:Sgor Mor
Hill number:600
Height:813m / 2667ft
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NO 00731 91420
Summit feature:outcrop 30m NE of windshelter
Drop:234m
Col:579m  NN994935  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N OL57S 387N 403S
Observations:outcrop by windshelter 30m SW at NO 00707 91406 and outcrop 75m SW at NO 00670 91379 are both lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Col area has another 579 spot at NN992938
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 281 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
GavinNHWC10/09/2019
Hike with Jon - excellent day, clear visibility, no wind.amcculloch11/04/2019
Linn of Dee - White Bridge - Sgor Mor - Sgor Dubh - Linn of Deedavidpettit8429/10/2018
SMHC sunday walk Linda Sim, Lorraine Clark,Alan & Lyndsay Munro, Alistair Beeley, John McPherson & Willie Morris. Windy but amazing views into the CairngormsLizzieG21/10/2018
During a windy week in Tomintoul. Smithy set off for Carn Bhac from Inverey while I walked up past White Bridge from the Linn Of Dee as per SMC guidebook. On N bank of first burn after White Bridge, there is a very faint path which winds up generally NE to about 600m through the rough stuff before petering out. Then N over increasingly easier ground to the most brilliant summit view: central & eastern Gorms & particularly Beinn a Ghlo. This is what Corbetts were invented for! An enjoyable wander E along the plateau to Sgor Dubh & then SE picking up the new-ish deer fence. There are vehicle tracks & then a vague path next to, or right on the fence which helps with the heather. Handrailed this down to the gate mentioned by others scattering some roe deer in the trees. Got careless just 50m from track & turned an ankle in a heathery hole which did for the following days plans...NotReallyABagger12/09/2018
From Linn of Dee. Lovely view point, interesting top.dal07/07/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2719/05/2018
Trek to Lagganliaiansm09/11/2017
Also climbed 13/12/2013. There's a gate in the electric fence at 05312/90084duchally12/10/2017
CK SheilaS04/03/2015
Circuit from L of D on lovely sunny winter's day. Electric fencing - very NTSMartin R03/12/2014
Easy Corbett from the north via the Munro. Now back to the bike at White Bridge.Play2End26/08/2014
On another sunny day with Alvin, David & Hetti from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club, from Linn of Dee.alwaysinshorts28/02/2013
Solo. Pretty blowy on top. Bit of snow last couple hundred meters. Looked at hole carved by wind erosion mentioned corbett book.johnm22/12/2012
Adding old logsAngelaf28/08/2012
Lots of snow - particularly on the lower slopes - for some reason the ridge to Sgor Ding had very little snow. Hard going in places. The views today were phenomenal, clear as a bell in every direction. Came up via White Bridge and home via Sgor Dubh.tsharp04/04/2012
selfdavidsbatty22/03/2012
sqor mor, carn na drochaide, and creag bhaig.robertphillips25/02/2012
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17234Alastair S10/12/2011
Climbed with mr and mrs bigstuff and my pal the bobstersamandbobby17/09/2011
with MichelleJamesSDonald01/04/2010
Reached from the Linn of Dee via Sgor Dubh. Clear conditions and a fine view to the north.Windy Corner31/07/2009
From Linn of Dee, back pack to Sgor Mhor, on over Carn a Mhaim and Macdui and down to camp by Loch Avon. Next day to Creag Mhor and over Munro/top of a' Chaorainn and to Linn of dee car parknordicstar23/05/2009
1 of 4: From Linn of Dee.ChrisR02/05/2009
got to this one though I was troubled by blisters ,was a long walk out through Glen Lui, scenery made this walk memorabletorkm30/12/2008
A Corbett challenge for a fine walk. Long heathery ascent from White Bridge. Return down waterfalls SE.Messiaen20/05/2008
Galltywenallt02/11/2007
NUFWS Braemar weekend. With Ian, Phil & Keith.Grinner05/02/2006
Solo - weekend at Braemardonmeister19/11/2005
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave29/04/2005
Staying at Muir Cottage, Cairngorm Club hut. With a fellow club member. It was very cold - 0ºC with slight falling snow which soon eased off. Walked along the road to Linn of Dee and then along track to White Bridge. From there we walked along the NE side of the River Dee along a path that had been quite nicely repaired until we came to two burns after about a mile. We followed the second one briefly and then struck up the hillside keeping to snow where possible as the snow was mostly firm. There was a very strong wind. We aimed for the summit of Sgòr Mòr. Just below the summit we climbed up a steep snow slope, kicking and cutting steps. On the summit it was not possible to stand up at times. We descended SE to go down a gully which ended on W side of a wood low down in the glen. Snow lying at all levels, but not much in the glen bottom. Temperature at summit of Sgòr Mòr estimated at -7ºC with wind speed of 70mph producing effective temperature of -27ºC taking into account wind chill.pwbellarby12/03/2005
Trip to Corbetts around Braemar. Used bike for this one.douglas_easton27/09/2002
MC JC. From White Bridge to summit in 2h.Martin6601/06/2002
Self and Sally; bit of an epic in deep heatherInvicta1402/07/2001
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
Linn of Dee, walk to White Bridge then up Glen Dee. Sgor Mor first, very strong wind and thick clag on top. Returned over Sgor Dubh then Point 631. Last km back to track through long steep heather.Aye Jimmy24/09/2000
NH Uisdean2509/10/1999
Bagged on a weekend staying at Muir of Inverveygman09/09/1999
Snow on ground, sunny, freezing, good views.iangalbraith15/02/1997
From Linn of Dee to White Bridge. On north side by waterfalls and waterslides for 1 1/4 m and up easily over wire grass and heather patches to first sandstone top and around tors to top. 13.00. Magnificent view for 360 degrees. to Dubh.arranc24/07/1995
From Linn of DeeBLACKHILL15/05/1994
Geldie Burn round, An Sgarsoch to Sgor Mor, from Linn of Dee.Eddie06/07/1993
Walked in to ascend from the Linn of Dee.JohnW28/10/1992
Corbett bagging: Sgor Mor and Carn na Drochaide RHW31/03/1991
Route 81 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit27/05/1990
GavinTheobald 310/09/2019
carole engel26/06/2019
alda31/03/2019
Gallovidian06/01/2019
weaselmaster04/01/2019