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Name:Mam Sodhail
Hill number:804
Height:1179.4m / 3869ft
Parent (Ma):803  Carn Eighe
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Beauly
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NH 12010 25321
Summit feature:rock by tiny cairn c 45m SE of windshelter
Drop:132.4m
Col:1047m  NH 1200 2584  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 414N
Observations:rock is 0.40m higher than ground by windshelter
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
Comments:col height measured to be 1047.0m
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En route to Carn Eighe from Glen Affric youth hostel in superb day . With Cathy Jim, Richard and Gillian Walker.Denise 23/04/2024
From the Alltbeithe hostel, E along the glen and up to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil and the path NE, cutting up to the ridge to Ciste Dhubh, then Mam Sodhail, Carn Eighe, Stob Coire Lochan, Beinn Fhionnlaidh and return the same way (with a few summit bypasses). Overcast chilly day with occasional views, including down into Loch Mullardoch. With Gillian, Denise, Cathy and Jimrichard6923/04/2024
EUHWC Cannich trip. With Marti, Annie, Jacob, and Angus. Stunning weather. First time down Glen Affric - beautifulChrisVDM24/03/2024
Munro 64wanderingstar22/07/2023
Mild, dry, little windSkagglavar06/05/2023
OMC Meet at Strawberry Cottage, on the Saturday, walked with six others (Ian & Mhairi McCabe, Rob Trusswell, Sharon Cooke, Andy Moffat and Sara Eddie). Walked up Coire Ghaidheil then along the path on the north eastern slopes. There was snow from the bleacach between Ciste Dhubh and Mam Sodhail, once ascending the final dome, we were exposed to the southerly winds and my hands began to feel it. We made use of the big shelter on top, before making the true summit 45m SE of the shelter. Then retreated to the lower shelter SW of summit for lunch. Had planned to get the two southern Munro Tops, but the wind was too cold, so returned same way. A head torch had to be used for the final 200m of the track back to the cottage, 9hrs.chillyman819/11/2022
With Gavin and Daun from ATMC. En route back to car park from Strawberry Cottage. Mist above 1000m but occasional views down to carries.andy28/08/2022
From Strawberry Cottage. Ascent via Coire Leachavie on stalkers path. Then on to Mam Sodhail and Carn Eighe. Returned to coll then contoured around Mam Sodhail and went over to Ciste Dubh before desending north west to pick up path to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil. Then down to track through the glen and back to Strawberry Cottage.Fife Walking27/07/2022
Mullardoch round of all Munros and all Munro Tops. 3 day backpack.Geoff Briggs15/07/2022
After an attempt on this last December, aborted due to piled up snow-drift on the final summit ascent, I finally got this one done in a solo clockwise loop from River Affric car park. 3.5mi walk in along the path on the north of Loch Affric, then up the path to Coire Leachavie, up the Coire headwall, then the summit. Back via the ridge and Sgurr na Lapaich. Total time 6h 5min.mproudfoot15/05/2022
Affric car park to beinn fionnliad via mam sodhail Ben eigh and returncjo30/10/2021
Re-visit. Very fine mountain. Some mist hanging about, but cleared later for a glorious afternoon. Came up from the Chisholm Bridge car park, Carn Eighe, then Mam Sodhail and went down via Sgurr na Lapaich.dal26/07/2021
Mullardoch loop, 12 Munros, 17.5hrsHuwel17/06/2021
See log for Sgurr an Lapaichcarole engel03/06/2021
Loch Mullardoch Circuitmaclrc22/05/2021
A round of Gleann nam Fiadh taking in all the Munros and tops. Weather sadly misty all day and extremely wet underfoot in the valley. With B and R.jenx22/10/2020
Finally to Shurr na Lapaich after many years wanting. Dross weather tho. From Affric CP to Affric lodge and good track to 500m. Rough walking to ridge path at 800m. Continued over Mullach Cadha Rainich to Mam Sodhail in deteriorating weather, not the improvement forecast. After Carn Eighe took the next five MTs in rain, hail and low cloud. Dropped off ridge before Tom a Choinnich steeply to lower burn in spate. No crossing back to Affric lodge so all way down left side of burn to road by new hydro scheme and a mile back up valley to van.nordicstar22/10/2020
2/5 - second day - from wild camp at western end Loch Mullardoch. Wind dropped. Midge-mania on breaking camp. 2 river crossings to round the lake then steep ascent to first summit. Hard to escape midges, until peristent rain started at 11AM - continued all day - took 12.5 hours back to car - lots of ascentwychwood27/07/2020
With Jack Loch Mullardoch roundfellie24/07/2020
September Glen Affric bagging trips (with David) - last day, bagging Carn Eighe for CUHWCtleach1217/09/2019
Carn Eighe expedition - from Affric YHD.Hoyle17/09/2019
Dave Eaton last Munro- staying at Strawberry Cottage; my 2nd ascentdmckeith10/08/2019
Second of 5, cloud clearing, ridges appearing.Chris Blake30/07/2019
Sgurr na Lapaich and An Tudairbertbarnett12324/05/2019
With E. On way to Carn Eige.Beeliner30/08/2018
Done 5, long day out but worth it!FCMark24/06/2018
Track near Affric Lodge N, then W across moorland to Sgurr na Lapaich, along ridge via Mullach Cadha Rainich and E Top to Mam Sodhail, then N to Beinn Fhionnlaidh (contouring past Carn Eige on W side), via Stob Coire Lochan, returned over Carn Eige, then along E ridge over Stob a' Choire Dhomhain, Stob Coire Dhomhnuill, Sron Garbh, then descended to Gleann nam Fiadh to follow track out, but it was in such poor condition that I crossed the river and took the track S direct back to Affric Lodgekdbennett17/06/2018
From Glen Affric, Mam Sodhail, Carn Eige and Beinn Fhionnlaidh plus tops on route.rhalstead15/06/2018
Solo neil hutton31/05/2018
From An Tudair. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/05/2018
Carn Eighe Round from Glen Affric visiting Mam Sodhail, Carn Eighe, Stob Coire Lochan, Beinn Fhionnlaidh, and back to An Socach East Top, and An Socach. Then a long trek back to the car! A splendid walking day. Dry and calm with sunny intervals. 40km with 2200m ascent, taking over 11 hours.silveracorn_alan26/08/2017
revisit for the tops ACW round squrr na lapaich, mullach cadha rainich, mam sodhail, an tudair north top, an tudair, ciste dhubh, stob coire coulavie, creag coire nan each, from glen affric road end.robertphillips14/05/2017
From Strawberry cottage via Allt Choire Leachavie path. New hydro at base, but good track path up. Snow on head of Corrie so struck up before. Headed onto Carn Eighe and Beinn FhionnlaidhN.Morters30/04/2017
sclater16/09/2016
Climbed solo. Walked from Glen Affric hostel down valley to Coire Ghaidheil bridge (where I had left my bike previous day). Climbed up stalkers path to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil and thence continued on sloping/traversing path to the north-east. This eventually peters out in a steep rocky area to the SW of Mam Sodhail, where I continued the traverse (rough going!) to reach the bealach south of Carn Eighe. Ascended Carn Eighe. Originally intended to continue north to Beinn Fhionnlaidh, but time was short, so I returned south to bealach, thence southwards over Mam Sodhail and Ciste Dhubh (fine cairn) before heading west to meet the ascent path. Retraced my ascent back down to Glen Affric, cycling the last 2 miles to the hostel. Weather dry but mist over 1000m stubborn to clear until very late in the day. Excellent views east from Carn Eighe and saw a brocken spectre on Mam Sodhail. These are giant, remote mountains - very friendly in benign weather, but could be horrible in bad conditions! jamessteel10021/08/2016
Day 1 of Mullardoch backpack.mikejacobs30/07/2016
Ascent Anti-clockwise round. Park, walk west, head up path to north just before Lodge, skirt trees, climb to valley, cross valley and river. Steep scramble to Tom a'Choinich then fantastic ridge walk west eventually to Carn Eige and beyond to Mam Sodhail. stunning views to Cuillins and in all other directions. South East to path above Loch Affric and back to car park. 16.5 miles, 9H 40M.callumorr21/07/2016
A circuit of the Coire Leachavie valley over An Tudair Mam Sodhail for a third time and then the other top and off at the coll before Sgurr na Lapaichvegibagger29/05/2016
TGOiansm14/05/2016
Very nice sunny day from Chisholm Bridge, light winds and a bit chilly on top. Sron Garbh, Carn Eige, Beinn Fhionnlaidh, mam Sodhail, Sgurr na LapaichCapt Malbec14/05/2016
Also climbed in harsh wintry conditions with Dave, Scott, Jim & John on attempt to reach Carn Eige.barnz4823/04/2016
3rd time on this hill.clashcityrocker02/04/2016
Day 3 of Mullardoch roundvictimofmathema13/07/2015
On 3rd day of a 3-day backpack around the Mullardoch hills. Cloud on the summits.alistairpooler13/07/2015
First Munro of the day. 7am top in warn sunny weather. The whole world from here looks like the mountains stretch on forever!Play2End03/07/2015
epic day out with rory, j and dadjvrussell826/06/2015
Revisiting a few Tops for Carn Eige trig and a wanted Sim. Tricky crossing of large steep patch of late snow then good path back to roadhead car park. Gave a young French lad a lift out, oil tech at AberdeenRHW20/06/2015
Horrible wet day. Low clouds and our plans for 3 munro dwindled to 2. Still lots of snow near the coll specifically on the track. Once on the ridge we got blasted by cold wind. So 2 hills dwindled to just the 1. With Peter Dawestallblond13/06/2015
with PCMsslynch23/05/2015
A long day out from Glen Affric taking in the three Carn Eige Munros plus the east ridge of Carn Eige. Accompanied intermittently by Alan and Charles.chriswatson15/07/2014