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Name:Sgurr a' Mhadaidh
Hill number:1259
Height:918m / 3012ft
Parent (Ma):1240  Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Skye
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NG 44705 23500
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:72.9m
Col:845.1m  NG 4463 2343  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
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Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 488 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Graham Uney and Tom Wells superb day on Skyecolinfielding14/07/2019
With Malcolm. Touched both potential hp's.Dangerous Dave15/05/2018
solo revisit for the tops, squrr na benachdich central top, squrr na benachdich, squrr thormaid, squrr a ghreadaidh south top, squrr a ghreadaidh, squrr a mhadaidh, squrr thuilm parking at hostel, nice sunny day, dry rock for good scrambling.robertphillips21/09/2017
BC Skye meet.clashcityrocker17/07/2017
From Hostel up to An Dorus then traverse of Sgurr a'Mhadaidh, Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, ST, Sgurr Thormaid, Sgurr na Banachdich and CT. In perfect conditions.rhalstead07/06/2017
With Jon Glew, guided by Kendal Mountaineering Services. Parked opposite Glen Brittle YH, up to An Dorus and right to Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh. Return to An Dorus then up to Sgurr Mhadaidh. On to all 3 Corbett Tops including double abseil down ?? and steep roped down climb off An Caisteal to bealach with Sgurr na Bairnich. Descend scree from hell down Coir' a' Tairneilear and walk out down Coire a' Mhadaidh to 2nd car at Fairy Pools car park.SteveSmith01/05/2017
Partial traverse of the ridge with Steve Smith. Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh from Glen Brittle hostel via An Dorus. Super day out with abseiling and roped climbs up and down.jonglew01/05/2017
Part of traverse from Sgurr nan Eag to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh with Ewan. Descended via An Dorus and Coire a' Greadaidhraffemeister08/10/2016
Date of 3rd ascent.clashcityrocker19/07/2016
With Brian R. from the campsite in very warm, sunny weather. A slog up but easy in the end.Play2End26/05/2016
Starting off from the Glen Brittle YHA in cold but sunny weather. The ascent was up into a hanging valley able to reconise errors of previous ascents in this region in dense cloud. The visibility was spectacular all round. The final ascent up scree lined with snowy slabs made the ascent to An Dorus and opened the door to ridge scramble ascent to the final summit which laid the world at our feet. We returned by the same route being tempted to swm in the numerous plunge pools in the steams we walked beside. We resisted the urge as the air temperature was low.david.walker4013/05/2016
With Jamie via a snow filled An Dorus and on to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh. Returned to top of An Dorus for the ascent of Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh.knarf02/05/2016
1st of the skye munros with george yeomans, roy, dave and derek ellismn2321/06/2015
7 of 7: From Sgurr a Ghreadaidh.ChrisR10/09/2014
with JohnBigNick25/08/2014
Solo, 1st of 2. Again had a previous failed attempt but dry rock makes for easy going. Skipped up ledge just down from the top of An Dorus, a lot easier than the climb out direct.bowzi17/07/2014
From Glen Brittle YH on a damp day. With Pigeon/Ian/Ryan & our guide Jonah Jones.MorecambeMonkey22/06/2014
Day 2 of Cullin Ridge Traverse. Francis Blunt (guide) and Robert Wight (MMC) Misty and occasional drizzle. No views. 11 hour day starting at 0400.alexmaclennan01/06/2014
From Glen Brittle YoHo via corries with foaming waterslides and waterfalls. Clouds over summit and An Dorus.neimcv22/05/2014
on traverseMorning20/05/2014
Ascended in cloud from Glen Brittle via An Dorus. Scramble not too difficult once on ridge, although harder on descent. Disappointingly no views.quadbarrel10/04/2014
2nd time.PGCE30/09/2013
RoyJimA12/08/2012
North Ridge TranversJamesSDonald09/06/2012
Sgurr a' Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh via An Dorus, with Ruth and Amy.davidpettit8405/06/2012
Via NW ridge. With Mark and Shona on a round of Coire a' Ghreadaidh from Glen Brittle. Sunny.alistairpooler03/06/2012
Cuillin Ridge w Bruno YatesMartin Barratt23/05/2012
a round of squrr na banachdich, squrr a ghreadaidh, and squrr a mhadaidh.robertphillips08/05/2012
2nd ascent with Bob SewellPeterb05/05/2012
With Sarah, TimLoz_mck20/07/2011
Week in Skye with Clare College RockclimbingMark Jackson08/07/2011
Club weekendJamesSDonald01/07/2011
With I.McSkimming, via Thulim Ridge. Round of Coire GhreadaidhHighland Days14/06/2011
neil hutton30/06/2010
Walk with RonBronagh31/05/2010
CK SheilaS08/05/2010
ghaley04/04/2010
climbed with Glasgow HF club. Outstanding weathermunromurph05/05/2009
With JayColinmac200508/05/2008
Munro 210 2007 compleationancient brit19/08/2007
With RoyFFloss22/06/2007
Climbed with Richardamcculloch04/06/2007
131st - Allan - from Glen Brittle accessed ridge at An Dorus, perfect weather (sunny and almost cloudless) and fine scrambling.RGibbs04/06/2007
3 of 3: From Sgurr a Ghreadaidh.ChrisR01/06/2007
With Graham Bromleyzoob01/06/2007
David OChris Blake13/05/2007
See log for Sgurr a GhreadaidhNorman Reid10/07/2006
Blisco28/06/2006
3rdThearlaichdubh14/09/2005
With Niel, completed north ridge crossing starting up pinical ridge and ending at An Dorus. 14km 1800m in 12hrJamesSDonald10/09/2005