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Name:Sail Mhor
Hill number:959
Height:980m / 3215ft
Parent (Ma):956  Beinn Eighe - Spidean Coire nan Clach
Parent (SMC):956  Beinn Eighe - Spidean Coire nan Clach
RHB Section:13A: Loch Torridon to Loch Maree
Catchment:Ewe, Catchment Boundaries, Torridon
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro Top, High Hills of Britain, Murdo,
Grid ref:NG 93818 60575
Summit feature:cairn
Col:862m  NG939601  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
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Survey:Abney level
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A team on Beinn Eighe circuit. Came up to right of triple buttress, which was good. Headed on along scramble crest with some confusion in the cloud!HardenC26/05/2024
Route over Beinn Eighe, starting with a camp in Coire Mhic Fhearchair. First climbed Sail Mor, decided against tackling the Ugly Step so descended part way from bealach and joined main path to reach the other bealach and on to Coineach Mhor (old and new summits). Continued east on the ridge to climb Spidean Coire nan Clach and descent by standard route. Near perfect conditions.RobertP18/04/2023
On its own from the vague path leading up from Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair this is below and to the right of the triple buttresses. These look even more impressive than from below. Magnificent views.Peterb30/06/2021
Path through Coie Dubh Mor to Coie Mhic Fhearchair. Round loch to th right and steep up to ridge beneath Sail Mhor. An impressive top with great views. The across to Coineach Mhor via the impressively rocky bad step buttress. Difficult to make out way up at first, but found steep grassy rake leading to fairly straight forward scramble. Short of time to visit Ruadh-Stac Mor. Back via loch to start point. With B,R and Brian.jenx22/06/2021
Traverse of Beinne Eighe - all Munto Tops & Summits - a bit of a challenge - 9 hours to final summit - 12.5 hours incl long walk out via CMFScmccabe 28/05/2021
Beinn Eighe Munros and Tops from Glen TorridonGeoff Briggs28/05/2018
Solo neil hutton08/06/2017
Up from Lochan on easy path. Bad step a bit more difficult! Solo.Dangerous Dave22/05/2017
revisit for the tops, C/W round of sail mhor, coinneach mhor, ruadh stac mor, spidean coire nan clach, squrr ban, squrr nan fhir duidhe,robertphillips07/05/2017
With Thomas. 9:45 to road(comma) 25 min run back to car. 10km total. Fidget17/06/2016
CK SheilaS23/05/2015
A fine day on Beinn Eighe around Ruadh-Stac Mor, out and back to Sail Mhor over Coinneach Mhor finishing on Spedean Coire nan Clach.rhalstead23/06/2014
Solo, via Morrison's Gully. After Beinn a'Chearcaill. Completely verglassed rocks prevented further progress to Coinneach Mhor.amswanston04/01/2014
with Jamie and dog Ben-Ji. NW through valley to the S and steeply up the western end of Sail Mhor. Snowy higher up as we get to the gash into it's northern side. great view of tripple buttress. A very spectacular viewpoint altogether and absolutely ought to be a Munro summit. Along and past the bad step on to Coinneach Mhor and then eventually rather steeply down to early into the valley. We should've gone further east first.vegibagger09/04/2012
with John Green (Beinn Eighe)davidsbatty11/06/2011
Tidying up what missed in 1984dickscroop21/08/2010
Ruadh stac Mor, Beinn Eighn + Tops, 19.7km, 1800m, 8.5hrJamesSDonald20/02/2009
estimated dateIanHHill15/05/2008
Easy to reach from the remains of the Lancaster bombersignyred02/08/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit01/08/2007
R difficult peak in rain Richard Tait10/05/2007
Solo walk to Spidean Coire nan Clach (972m, 993m), Sgùrr Bàn, Sgùrr nan Fhir Duibhe, Sgùrr Bàn, Spidean Coire nan Clach (993m, 972m), Còinneach Mhòr East Top, Còinneach Mhòr and via bad step to Sàil Mhòr. Descended west. Weather was fine.pwbellarby11/05/2006
See Ruadh-stac Mor. dbb18/05/2003
W MVW, up from Loch Bharranch car park, from the Spidean Coire along ridge and out to Ruadh stad Mor, then back and out to Sail Mhor top, descend into Coire Mhic Fhearachair and long walk outnordicstar12/04/2001
Solo on a clear & warm day. Walked around N side of hill via Coire Dubh Mor for the fantastic view of the triple buttress. Crossed outflow of Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair, worked way along side of loch & ascended the eroded path to the bealach. (On another occasion in winter, thick ice covering the loch had broken up & a gale had blown it to the outflow where the jagged shards were crashing & clattering into each other.) Turned N for Ruadh-stac Mor, returned to the col & over tops to Sail Mhor. Then back along main ridge over Spidean Coire nan Clach as far as Sgurr Ban. Then found the eroded path back down to the glen & along the road to the start. (Again on 6/4/04 with Shaky, Smithy & TomP by similar route except ascended directly to Ruadh-stac Mor from side of loch & had to skip the tops & Spidean as a bright day suddenly gave way to a snow shower & then a thunderstorm crashed in from the W.)NotReallyABagger05/09/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
First hill on a big day doing all the summits of Ben Eighe. Horrific midges in car-park meant a hurried departure from Glen Torridon for the hill. Hard work reaching this first summit, more pleasant after that.Aye Jimmy24/07/1996
Round of Liathach and Beinn Eighe from Torridon hostel descending, with collapsed shufflee, to Loch Bharranch.Eddie27/05/1994
With P,S,G192126/05/1994
Finished off the missing tops from 89 trip, similar weather though cold and misty but not wetRhayader_wander30/06/1992
Started our Ben Eighe traverse by going up Coire Dubh Mor to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. We watched climbers on the Triple Buttress, then ascended Sail Mhor by a nice crescent ridge. With Pete. A sunny day with an E wind- later, we learned it had been wet in Inverness.pwheeler23/05/1992
Date estimated, sometime summer 1989 on uni break.steveroberts01/07/1989
with Peter Ringrose, VRMCRockhopper21/02/1989
Winter climbing.thenomad04/04/1988
From Corrie Dubh.BLACKHILL01/07/1986
Just the 3 W summits - after the wind blew me off my feet I headed down.RHW30/05/1986
Beinn Eighe climbed on many occasions, but this the only ascent of Sail Mhor. Still snow on the ground from the hard winter.JohnW28/05/1986
Winter climb up stunning Morrison's Gully to summit - a steep snowy plough up an easy grade I deep gully cutting through the cliffs to the summit. Its been skied down. With Mark H then around to do the Munro at dusk then long sweeping slide down snow on the south face back to the road. good photo of route at Pearson31/12/1985
Last peak of an east to west traverse with YHS gang -not the off ridge Munro- which the gang went for whilst Mark and me went for this top for completeness but then had no time to back track for the Munro, so descended south slope -rock dislodged by M hit me on the elbow-ouch. Had been dry all day -with snow and ice on ridge-but rain came on at glen before road.Chris Pearson30/12/1984
W/DH - camped in Coire Mhic Fhearchair.Sedge07/07/1983
Cairngorm Club Torridon meet with club members from the roadside at NH025611. After climbing both tops of Creag Dhubh and going along the ridge to Spidean Coire nan Clach. We went on to A’ Choineach Mhor (this is the top as defined in the 1974 edition of Munro’s Tables), Ruadh-stac Mór, A’ Choineach Mhor West Top (this is the top of A’ Choineach Mhor as defined in the 1980 edition of Munro’s Tables), and Sàil Mhor. It was fine and clear until Sàil Mhor reached and then heavy rain.pwbellarby26/09/1982
See Beinn Eighe - Ruadh-stac Morgerrybowes18/04/1981
Lairig HFB25/10/1980
With: sj da aac; Followed path from A896 up to Sp. Coire nan Clach. Then to Coinneach Mhor out & back to Ruadh Stac Mor & tehn out & back to Sail Mhor. Descended to magnificent Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair then path back via Coire Dubh Mor.Ian Baines09/07/1978