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Name:Sgairneach Mhor
Hill number:384
Height:991m / 3251ft
RHB Section:05A: Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 59884 73121
Summit feature:trig point in windshelter
Col:809m  NN582727  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL50 393
Observations:cairn is 5m W at NN 59879 73120 and of equal height; ground to 15m in arc NW-W-SW <15cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 648 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
MPS winter triphaydnw06/03/2020
After An Sgulanrichtea504023/10/2019
From Balsporran cottages, along tracks up ridge to Geal-charn, descending S then up surprisingly good path to the A' Mharconaich ridge and along to summit, returning SW to col with Beinn Udlamain, across summit descending S to Carn 'Ic Loumhaidh and up track to Sgairneach Mhor, descending along rim of Coire Creagach and NE to bridge across Allt Coire Dhomhain (NN61974 75049, marked on Harvey map), then along track to A9 (and cycled back to Balsporran). With JAS.kdbennett13/10/2019
2nd ascentdmckeith05/09/2019
With Karen and Buster...wet n windyHighland Days19/06/2019
Ascent of Gael-charn from Balsporran Cottage via track to the south of Allt Beul an Sporain. On to A’Mharconaich. Along ridge, following fence line, to Beinn Udlamain. Descent to head waters of Allt Coire Dhomhain and ascent of Sgairneach Mhor. Descent via Coire Creagach and Dalnaspidal Forest to track in valley, and return to car along A9.raymooremanx15/06/2019
Beautiful day with GFE and DTL (starting with Perth parkrun). From the parking spots just before the railway line: Sron na h-Eiteich, Meall na Leitreach, Sgairneach Mhor (all three tops). Saw mountain hares and a beautiful amount of wildlife but sadly lots of traps too.Fionalevey04/05/2019
From Dalnaspidal after Meall na Leitreach. With FJE and GFE.trimarc204/05/2019
62nd Munrolojzi86062116/02/2019
With Lionel and Geraldine. Wind, snow, very cold.Chris Blake01/02/2019
Mild January day, almost no snow lying other than sheltered spots near top. Weather forecast reported almost certain change of great visibility - whole day was spent in clagg. Brief stop at summit trig, but kept moving.mcbboyd06/01/2019
Neilsons nnrowan01/01/2019
New year Deepa Neil mags, Dave, norman and Elspeth. Dusting of snow. With udlamainRodge01/01/2019
3 Munro circuit from lay-by 79Geoff Briggs21/12/2018
Excellent light crispy snow above 800m, unusual for early Novemberalda02/11/2018
With Alex, light snow cover, sunny day.gettingonabit28/10/2018
Drumochter 4 roundquadbarrel18/10/2018
B&A. With Beinn Udlamain, A' Mharconaich & Geal-charn.Morning11/08/2018
On TGO ChallengeColin Crawford16/05/2018
From the Sow of Atholl. Lovely descent to the col on fairly firm snow, then deep but mostly good snow uphill. Lovely clear skies, high cloud only. No sign of the cairn, completely buried, only the top 10cm of the trig visible.Owen B13/02/2018
with Markgrimjimm27/10/2017
I climbed four Munros on the west side of the Pass of Drumochter today; Gael-charn (917m)- A’Mharconaich (975m)- Beinn Udlamain (1011m) & Sgairneach Mhor (991m). Accessed from Balsporran B&B on the A9 and cycle back along the A9 from Dumochter Summit- 7hours 20 mins all told.chillyman808/07/2017
GMC May June 2017 2nd day. Me Geoff running jps66630/05/2017
Solo. Up from The Sow of Atholl.Dangerous Dave23/09/2016
Thick mist but then cleared on the top- v hot and sunny afteryounggl17/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac05/08/2016
Sgairneach Mhor, Beinn Udlamain and A'Mharconaich from A9 laybykdbennett28/06/2016
After the Sow of Atholl. Descended to the new track beside the Allt Coire Luidhearnaidh but I don't think the river crossing will last another winter as it's a very poorly constructed bridge.mindlessflogger31/05/2016
with GuyHuwel03/09/2015
Start at Balsporran Cottages, Geal Charn, A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain & Sgairneach Mhor then back along A9 to Balsporran Cottages. With Huwel Jonesgandrew03/09/2015
20 - Round of 4 from the Balsporran cottages. Picked an awkward route off the ridge through the heather down to the track home, but looking back up, there seemed to be a path there.huwthomas08/08/2015
All 4 munros and the sow of atholl from balsporran cottages.isabelle17/06/2015
Dromochter 4 in the morning, Beinn a'Ghlo 3 in the afternoon. Day 49 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE18/04/2015
Sunny, late winter's round of the western Drumochter 4.AJones13/03/2015
Circuit of 4 Drumochter Munros - started in poor visibility but cleared - very cold wind - but free of snow There is a straight-forward rail crossing at Balsporran Cottages - not sure how you are meant to cross the railway 'legally' at the pass itselfwychwood01/11/2014
From Balsporran, up Geal-charn, A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach MhorGallovidian26/07/2014
with David Blair Atholl weekendamelialloyd12/01/2014
DMC Ski Tour - Simon, Hazel, Jon. Alternating beautiful sunshine and snow flurries and spindrift! Skiable down to the bridge at NN619750jonbowyer11/01/2014
From Drumochter summit, on round Coire rim. Poor visibility. neil hutton18/10/2013
hill 2 of 2 after walk up Sow of Atholl. Path from Col to summit, retraced steps before dropping off on north side to reach track back to the Drumochter passButeobuteo03/08/2013
With Jamestallblond21/07/2013
My first Munro/Murdo as round of round of The Sow, Sgairneach Mhor, Meallan Buidhe, Meall na Leitreach. Great weather and not too hard a hill.Columba13/07/2013
From Balsporran Cottages a round of Geal Charn, A'Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor.rhalstead26/06/2013
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
Up from Balsporran Cottages to Geal Charn, A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor. Walk back along tarmac on cyclepath beside A9.tsharp09/06/2013
with Dinny & Beardyemma702711/05/2013
A beautiful snowy ascent climbed 4 months pregnant! Climbed with A'Mharconaich and Beinn UdlamainClaire02/02/2013
With timLoz_mck27/10/2012
On a wet day with the other three West Drumochter Munros. The last of the four, and the only one with a summit view. Short but pleasant wee rocky ridge on the way back down.milngavie_kenny09/09/2012