Name:Sgurr a' Mhaoraich
Hill number:684
Height:1026.6m / 3368ft
SMC/RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
Topographical area:HW13 Mhaoraich-sgritheall
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 98402 06551
Summit feature:outcrop
Col:319m  NH051068  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414S
Observations:outcrop 20m N at NG 98396 06571 is of similar height
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Large cairn but HP nearby outcrop. With Tony J. Brief sunshine. Ridge out of cloud so views. Good path from loch Quoich. Onto west top and plan to descend over Am Bathaich.Denise 08/05/2024
Sgùrr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich. Walkhighlands route but return was made by the way of ascenthummusg19/03/2024
Changeable weather, great rainbow. AJ AWFred Windsor18/09/2023
Solo.Jonathan Willingham06/05/2023
Fantastic day out on my own and nobody else on the mountain! Weather was also brilliant with totally clear skies and no wind. Awesome!Kevthecat27/03/2023
Cloud cover. Breezy. Feeling more cold. Took standard route from Loch Cuaich up SE ridge of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach. Straightforward to this point. Felt very cold by 850m - increasing NE wind. Route from here to summit appears to be via simple but steep path, but this was buried under considerable (steep) snowfields in places. Forced a steep, icy, bouldery scramble. Slightly heartrate elevating in places. Summit easy to locate. From summit, elected to come down the S ridge (this aspect was much less frozen), and without further drama, completed the circuit. My guidebook says 3hrs45 for this walk. It took me 5hrs30. Conditions were a bit trickywychwood01/03/2023
With Jack Post relays trip (Spean Bridge)fellie21/10/2022
Willie Duncan's Compleation.nathan7917/09/2022
Difficult conditions with H&KBaz with H&K22/06/2022
Circuit of Sgurr a' Mhaoraich and tops. Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach, Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, steep drop and then very steep climb to Am Bathaich. Continued to Sgurr Thionail and descended E ridge to Glen Quoich. Intermittent sunshine and showers with some excellent views down Loch Hourn and to the S Glen Shiel ridge.RobertP30/05/2022
Treacherous new snow on top but an outstanding stalkers' path up and down. Views got better after I left summit!NorfolkPT2102/04/2022
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
Solo ascent on CHMC 2021/22 Kingie NY Triptleach1204/01/2022
Solo ascent in semi-winter conditions from car park near the concrete bridge. Used the stalker path for the ascent, was fine up to the ridge, then patchy snow and ice made the going a little slower, though not enough that I needed to put the spikes on. Used the ice axe a bit for the final few bits of ascent (big drops). Drizzled icy rain/sleet for most of the day, and dismal vis above 900m, so sacked the idea of doing the horseshoe, and just decided to drop straight down to Coire nan Eirichean instead - down to a hydro track which led back to the single-track road, and then the last couple of kms back to the car. Total time 5h 25min.mproudfoot12/12/2021
With ChristineKeith9907/08/2021
With Keithchristine9907/08/2021
From Kinloch Hourn via stalkers' path on W ridge of Sgurr a' Mhaoraich Beag - this goes higher than maps show to roughly 600m contour. Down via N ridge, Sgurr Thionail and Bealach Coire Sgoireadail.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
Weather fair.MountainMac22/04/2021
with Iain CruwysTopsaswell13/04/2021
Solo from Loch Quaich. Clockwise Sgurr a'Mhaoraich, Gleouraich & Spidean Mialach. Cloud inversion in the morning with Broken Spectre. Beautiful day.Huwel06/11/2020
With Geraldine. Light rain and cloud til summit then improved.Chris Blake26/08/2020
Hot midges most of the day at least 20 voles Red deer Hinds with suckling fawns ravens golden eagles frog at 700m on the descentLizzieG18/08/2020
R excellent Richard Tait09/09/2019
Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach and Sgurr a' MhaoraichGeoff Briggs03/06/2019
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
Solo in cloudy conditions. My last mainland Munro.mikejacobs13/08/2018
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. With JAS.kdbennett26/05/2018
Camped at nearby dam. On hill by 8a.m. Climbed with Sam and Maggie. Views improved as time went on and it turned into a really good day out. Met up with Liz and Roy at Shieldaig afterwards.dave neilson05/05/2018
With Sam and Dave. Camped at the dam, early start in lifting cloud. Lovely hill with great views.mn2305/05/2018
After camping at loch quoich, with m and dRodge05/05/2018
Nev Croston, Malcolm Barr, Jon Clarke, Andy Lafferty, Phil Moore, Nobby Wright, Phil McGraw, Hugh Williamshutonthehill12/03/2018
Broke snowshoeIsbjorn07/01/2018
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
With John Fisher , Dave Stevenson and Ken Neil Left Aberdeen at 6 am and were walking around 11. Good stalkers path to the top and then did a loop round the back corrie using the north ridge onto Am Bataich . A fantastic warm and sunny day with great views. 5 1/2 hoursslynch06/05/2017
Enroute up A straight forward Munro (Sgurr a Mhaoraich), done on a bright and breezy day. met up with a chap called Nigel Simpson and we did the route together . A fine end to a week away.Shutterlag01/05/2017
Quiet day but much cloudier than forecast - except it cleared on the way down. Deep soft snow and a bit of a slog - must come back when it's sunny!Capt Malbec05/02/2017
Path all the way to the top. Met couple who abandoned due to high winds, but it wasn't bad and only breezy on ridge. Just before I got to top, cloud came in. Wanted to descend by south ridge but compass pointed wrong direction, a puzzler (magnetic rock?) later pointed in correct direction, but too late as I just returned by same route.Jhimmy14/10/2016
Cold, windy and clag. Glad to get off !!Moorponder13/10/2016
Not a bad day in between the showers. Steep at the top. I had started on stalkers track past the baby forrest where they actually build a new road up the hill. It finishes where the stalkers track nearly runs out. Good way in the near term. It might be locked in future.tallblond02/07/2016
A Soggy round of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach, NT, Sgurr a'Mhaoraich and Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag.rhalstead21/06/2015
Spidean Mialach, Gleouraich and Sgurr a'Mhaoraich followed by Gairich. Day 53 of 59 for all Munros. 34km, +/-2800m.PGCE09/05/2015
Managed to get to the start of this walk from Fife with plenty of daylight remaining. A final rocky scramble put the cherry on the cake for this Munro. Great views. Camped near the fancy bridge.Play2End26/11/2014
Matt, Laura & VicVin27/10/2014
From Loch Quoich. Pretty wild conditions on the descent. With Keith Harper.MorecambeMonkey20/10/2014
Solo. Quick climb from the road up the stalkers' path. Chilly on top despite the heat wave below.Roblex19/06/2014
Solo. Fidget10/06/2014
On TGO Challenge 2014.alistairpooler10/05/2014