Name:Sgairneach Mhor (old GR)
Hill number:385
Height:963m / 3159ft
Section:05A: Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
Col:963m  NN594727  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
2496901/10/2018NN 59500 72749  F: Small cairnDSM
2936214/10/2019NN 59499 72750  F: CairnCraig67
-143511/10/2009NN 59500 72748  F: cairn and ground to 10m NE
O: ground only drops 20cm before rising again to trig point 530m NE
S: Abney level

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GFE refused to go to this top as he was too busy trying to pull a shell out of the primary summit's trig point. DTL and I had to go it alone therefore.Fionalevey04/05/2019
with markgrimjimm27/10/2017
This is not a hill summit! Solo. Went on to Mam Ban (919m)- a much more deserving summit that ought to be a Munro Top! This was also a Munro, being on the 1891 & 1974 lists!Dangerous Dave23/09/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac05/08/2016
Probably been here before but this time made sure by taking the short grassy stroll across from the trig.Lindsay M29/05/2016
Start at Balsporran Cottages, Geal Charn, A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain & Sgairneach Mhor then back along A9 to Balsporran Cottages. With Huwel Jonesgandrew03/09/2015
Sunny, late winter's round of the western Drumochter 4.AJones13/03/2015
Solo round, parking opposite Coire Dhomhain, of Sow of Atholl then the Drummochter 4 Munros and walking back to car. Started in low cloud/ mist but cleared by Sgairneach Mhor with bright sun/ light wind the whole way. 6 1/2 hours.alexmaclennan09/06/2013
en route to Sgairneach Mhor after Beinn Udlamaintorkm12/06/2011
Debs GoskaMountain Goat29/04/2011
Drumochter fournickywood126/05/2010
5 of 7: From Beinn Udlamain.ChrisR01/09/2009
First of four Brecon Beacon like Monros on reasonably dry rolling moorland. Tough initial climb on heather but pleasant walking on the top.Rhayader_wander15/08/2006
Company: Martin Stewartiandesbottes19/05/2006
Probably taken in on afternoon hike in lying snow with Dave M & Jim S.barnz4816/04/2005
Passed on the way to the main summit. yorkie08/08/2004
From A9-Sgairneach Mhor-old GR-Beinn Udlamain.With Bridget.catman14/08/2003
With Catman.rosiebridge14/08/2003
Solo Uisdean2520/10/2002
With Jeanettedickscroop31/07/2001
CK SheilaS27/12/2000
sololittle al09/10/1999
first ascent, 2 in party, snow showers on the tops, climbed from balsporran cottages for a round of the 4 munros and tops. with a walk back in the dark to the car.rum doodle 06/03/1999
Classic circuit of hills from Drumochter passnordicstar21/10/1997
Top. With Dig, Bryn and Greg in full winter conditions with difficult river crossing and blizzard with A9 closed that evening.Dugswell218/02/1997
Circuit via Coire Dhomhainrjf3504/08/1996
Mist, some rain, coldish, no views. Sunny, warm and good views during 2004 repeat.iangalbraith30/04/1995
Solo. After ascending Meall na Leitreach I went to the south end of Loch Garry, going someway south because of the impossibility of crossing burns before going north, passing near Diurnish and the reconstructed bridge (1989) over Allt Shallainn. I was surprised to find a somewhat rough track going west on the north side of Allt Shallainn, which I followed. There was a bridge over the Allt Coire na Garidha, but no bridge over Allt Coire na Fèithe Bige, which I could not cross as it was in spate. I was originally hoping to get to Stob an Aonaich Mhòir. I went upstream a good way before I found a crossing point. There was now insufficient time to reach my original destination, especially in view of the likelihood of other burns in spate. I therefore went north over Màm Bàn to Sgairneach Mhòr (both 1974 summit and 1980 summit). I went down to Dalnaspidal. It rained quite a bit, and snowed on the summit of Sgairneach Mhòr. There was lying snow above 700m (patches) with more continuous coverpwbellarby30/10/1994
Passing by on way to Beinn Udlamain.Aye Jimmy24/07/1994
With: solo; Parked on A9 abt NN634751. Took track up Allt Coire Dhomhain and up to E ridge then followed this to summit and old top. Returned by same route. Another 3hr Munro!Ian Baines03/06/1993
Round from Sow of Atholl to Boar of Badenoch from the A9.Eddie06/07/1992
Alone again but this time in excellent snow conditions after the initial trudge through the softer stuff. SS10/03/1991
Solo. Fine early morning trip over the 4 West of Drumochter Munros. Neve' remnants on Eastern aspects.Vin27/05/1990
On the circuit around the 4 Munros with Phil RheinbergChris Pearson20/08/1989
Alone following same clockwise circuit. Forgettable in 6 hours dead. SS14/03/1987
from t'other to Udlamain.arranc27/05/1985
Went over this Top when walking between Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain. See log for Sgairneach Mhor. (PM CB)gerrybowes20/02/1985
Enroute to Beinn Udlamein from Sgairneach Mhor.bolton20/02/1985
With Ron and Rod - little memory of day. SS09/06/1984
With Heather. Hot and sunny but plenty of snow visible.chrisbien17/07/1983
Cairngorm Club meet. With the President’s party. After ascending A’ Mharconaich and Beinn Udlamain we went south and then ENE to reach Sgairneach Mhor. There is a cairn at the summit. We went NE to the trig point where there is another cairn; this seemed higher than the summit. We descended eastwards to reach Dalnaspidal. Note added subsequently: The summit of Sgairneach Mhor was the summit according to the grid reference given in Munro’s Tables 1974 edition. The next edition of Munro’s Tables was the 1980 edition although it was not actually published until 1981. This gives the summit of Sgairneach Mhor to be at the trig point.pwbellarby17/05/1980
JM Uisdean2523/05/1977