Name:Sgurr a' Mhaoraich Beag
Hill number:699
Height:947.1m / 3107ft
Parent (Ma):684  Sgurr a' Mhaoraich
Parent (SMC):684  Sgurr a' Mhaoraich
RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Hourn, Ness
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Inner Moray Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Munro Top, High Hills of Britain, Subsimm
Grid ref:NG 97728 06733
Summit feature:outcrop 8m NE of cairn
Col:918.9m  NG 9790 0675  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414S
Observations:outcrop is 20-30cm higher than base of cairn
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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After the Munro Mhaoraich . Descend NW then up lovely wide grassy ridge to small cairn but HP is outcrop. Good views under grey skies. Descend back to loch Quoich via Am Bathaich.with Tony J.Denise 08/05/2024
Solo.Jonathan Willingham06/05/2023
Am Bathaich, Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag, Sgurr a'Mhaorich from Loch Quoich bridge.Geoff Briggs21/10/2022
Straight up from South beside waterfall using old stalkers path. Visited Simm on the way, then the Munro. Melting snow. Mostly still covered higher up. With Band R.jenx10/03/2022
With ChristineKeith9907/08/2021
With Keithchristine9907/08/2021
From Kinloch Hourn via stalkers' path on W ridge - this goes higher than maps show to roughly 600m contour. On the way up Sgurr a' Mhaoraich.quadbarrel28/06/2021
Second day of a caravan trip to Corpach, near Fort William and I settled on a hike on the north side of Loch Quoich (called Cuaich on some maps). There is a surprisingly well-built path up and over Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach (891m) and to the large cairn on top of Sgurr A Mhaoraich (1027m), a Munro. There was cloud above 850m to start with, but this was lifting and by the time I made it to the summit, there were great views down Loch Hourn. I bagged the Munro Top of Sgurr A Mhaoraoch Beag (948m), then contoured across the southern slope of the Munro and down to Leac nan Gaidhseich, returning to the road at the newish turbine building and walked the roughly 4km back to the car. Dry all day, even in the cloud, 6hrs all in.chillyman829/05/2021
with Iain CruwysTopsaswell13/05/2021
Weather fair.MountainMac22/04/2021
Drove round from Glen Shiel after a long day (Cluanie Ridge) previously. Started in the rain which didn't stop. Climbed from the dam via Sgurr Eiricheallach. Geaded too far west when descending meaning a long walk back along the road.jigglybones30/05/2019
Circular solo afternoon walk in good, dry conditions with outstandings views of Cuillins and Torridon Hillsbarnz4811/08/2018
From road along Loch Quoich, up Bac nan Canaichean to Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach, then Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, out and back to Sgurr a' Mhaoraich Beag, descent back to road along S ridge via Leac nan Gaidhseich.kdbennett26/05/2018
squrr coire nan eircheallach, squrr coire nan eircheallach north top, squrr a mhaoraich, squrr a mhaoraich beag, am bathaich, squrr thionail, from loch quoich.robertphillips13/08/2017
A Soggy round of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach, NT, Sgurr a'Mhaoraich and Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag.rhalstead21/06/2015
Solo. Fidget10/06/2014
On TGO Challenge 2014.alistairpooler10/05/2014
A retrospective log. Bagged when ticking off Munro`sAndrew Simmons06/06/2013
From Loch Quoich shore via well-defined Bac nan Canaichean path. Summit in cloud.davidpettit8427/08/2012
See Gleouraichdickscroop03/06/2012
With family during our holiday. Up the 'standard' route (out to the Top alone) and then descended by south ridge. No views from summit unfortunately, but had some good ones otherwise. A great mountain.AGWilliamson12/08/2011
4 of 4: From Sgurr a Mhaoraich. With Tim.ChrisR24/10/2010
Solo.Dangerous Dave07/06/2009
parked at a grassy spot by a burn by loch a choire bheithe. followed stream up above waterfalls a way then climbed away up right bank to find a very well made stalkers path which led way up to the 600m contour under meall an uillt bhain. simply slog up restig_nest05/05/2009
Sugrurr a Mhaoirach + Top, 15.1km, 1060m, in 4.5hrJamesSDonald13/03/2009
Easy top that requires only a small diversion on descent down SW ridge.andy06/09/2008
See Sgurr a'Mhaoraich. dbb15/10/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit18/07/2007
Easy walk across from the main summit. yorkie09/05/2007
Emmerson RoundMountain Goat30/05/2004
Parked at the roadside to NW of Loch Coire Shubh. I climbed up to Sgùrr a Mhaoraich Beag, surprised to find there was a path for most of the way. Continued to the summit of Sgùrr a Mhaoraich. I went northwards over quite complex terrain. It was a bit misty. Reached the Corbett top of Sgùrr Thionail. Returned southwards for a bit and then crossed a corrie floor and climbed up to the 892m top of Am-Bàthaich. This top, which is the only top of Am-Bàthaich to have a height marked on the OS 1:50,000 map, is not the highest point of Am-Bàthaich. This is further along the summit ridge in a direction WSW. I followed the ridge to the highest point. I could see clearly that this was the highest point. I continued to the col between Sgùrr a Mhaoraich and Sgùrr a Mhaoraich Beag and eventually found my ascent route and followed it back to the car.pwbellarby09/08/2003
My 4th to last Munro with Smithy on a showery day with mist on the summit. Straightfoward ascent from Loch Quoich over the tops to the summit of Sgurr a'Mhaoriach. Went on to do its W top where a view briefly appeared & then for variety went N to the bealach & dropped E to follow Allt Coire a'Chaorain to join the track in Glen Quoich. This is a worthwhile diversion with a wild feel to it.NotReallyABagger02/05/2003
on RBS HWC Loch Lochy weekendlangskill26/08/2001
Stalkers path beyond dam from NH011035, over summit to bag the top of Mhaoraich Beag, contoured back round main summit to start point.nordicstar18/12/2000
RS NB JH. Loch Quoich (011035) to Sgurr a'Mhaoraich, Sgurr a'M Beag & return over Leac nan Gaidhseich. Fine sunny intervals & feezing at all levels.Vin18/12/2000
R Richard Tait20/05/1999
my first ascent, solo, overcast, climbed on the goc from a wild camp in gleann dubh lochan, followed the ally ban up, then broke out right to better ground and the summit of the minor top, 607 m. not a recommended route. continued up easier slopes to point 948 then onto the summit of sgurr mhaoraich, were there was a small snow flurry, picked up a rough path along the ridge over minor bumps to sgurr coire nan eiricheallach and the path down to loch quoich and my next camp.rum doodle 09/05/1998
CK, club SheilaS29/12/1997
Traversed to here from the Munro, then straight back to the road, with deep snow in many places.Aye Jimmy21/04/1995
with Sgurr a'Mhaoraich (qv). A highly recommended viewpoint perched above Loch Hourn. Saw a Golden Eagle shoot past.pwheeler23/05/1993
With D,P,S,N,Di,Ra,K192122/05/1992
On the TGO Challenge 1992BLACKHILL16/05/1992
Round of Spidean Mialach, Gleouraich and Sgurr a'Mhaoraich.Eddie26/05/1991