Name:Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Ruaidh
Hill number:6840
Height:593m / 1946ft
Parent (Ma):1219  Hartaval
SMC/RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland
Island:Skye
Topographical area:SK04 Storr-suiramach
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five
(Tu,5,HF)
Grid ref:NG 47376 58426
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:49m
Col:544m  NG471581  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 23
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 52 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Pleasant walk over from Creag a'Lain. A very airy summit, but well worth the visit. Just one little narrow bit to cross. There was a path there, though eroding a bit.LizH30/05/2023
First top of eight on an excellent walk from Lealt to Uig using local buses from and back to Portree. A slightly challenging start to the day on a steep grassy climb from SE to emerge at narrow point very close to summit.Tony S12/05/2023
Great summit. On Skye Trail, after early rain it was an outstanding day on the crest of the Trotternish ridge.RobertP04/09/2022
From Glenhinnisdal Peinlich. Rough walk to saddle. Then views brilliantAdventurers519/09/2020
I don't think many folk detour to this peak. Good views, as is along the whole of the ridge. Perfect weather. Company: Soloiandesbottes12/05/2018
parked overnight at The Old Man of Storr car park and in glorious weather but quite brisk wind finally made a one way traverse all the way up the Trotternish ridge. Came off it before Bioda Mor as I'd summitted it before and I wanted to get up Cleat and take a look at the two tricky other two little TuMPs off under the eastern cliffs. Great day had a sting in the tail. never got a lift and faced a gruelling 13 miles walk back which added another 5 hours till 2.25am Ouch! Deliriously tired.vegibagger02/06/2017
The best summit on my Uig- Beinn Edra- Hartaval- Kensaleyre traverse of the central part of the Trotternish ridge. A path from Creag a'Lain to Boca Buidhe easily skirts this, and the buffeting on the way down to the bealch between them suggested the path but I gave this a go and it was calm, though it looked like it would be horribly exposed to the strong NE wind. The wind roared above, creating vortices of cloud now and then, but I could admire the superb cliff and gully scenery. I retreated back across the short, exposed hiatus that must be walked across to attain the very top before having lunch, but it remained calm.pwheeler17/06/2016
Persistent wind and cloud.pwithnall06/04/2015
Round from Loch Cuithir to bag sub Marilyn Baca Ruadh. Breached crags at Bealach Amadal, up to Groba nan Each, Flasvein, Creag a'Lain, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh Ruaidh, and Baca Ruadh. Back to Sgurr a'Mhadaidh Ruaidh to descend top, concave gully just S of Sgurr a'Mhadaidh Ruaidh summit.Eddie02/04/2015
Skye Trail with Dadbyron230205/07/2014
Trotternish Race traininggarbo110307/05/2014
A long superb multi top run with Darren on a sunny day along the length of the Trotternish ridge from the bealach (left the car)to The Storr- then hitched back. Top is on a flat jutting prow with a distinctive rock platform close by.Chris Pearson20/07/2012
Hartaval, Baca Ruadh, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh Ruaidh, Creag a'Lain, walked out down the road to Hinnisdal Bridge.agentmancuso09/09/2005
v fine summit: Trotternish classic. circuit of Hinnisdal, feasible in good vis from E via coire to S RHW14/09/2003
A long but rewarding walk south on the Trotternish ridge.David Purchase09/06/1999
KR, JW, JW, JH, PS, PC, SC. Backpack Trottinish RidgeFrank25/10/1993
PeterAH30/05/2023
Lorna S12/05/2023
nicolajane26/04/2022
dickiewren31/05/2021
Xtina8907/07/2016
weaselmaster23/05/2016
Sick Kid23/05/2016
Kevin2903515/05/2016
Steve Q30/03/2015
Lindsay M24/08/2014
BrianMatthews18/06/2014
Alan Moore20/05/2014
mae14/09/2013
iaindbrown14/09/2013
neilsan24/05/2013
Squidgey14/06/2012
sarahk03/06/2012
Jon F10/06/2011
interloper04/06/2011
Chris Peart11/05/2011
dave g25/08/2008
Martin R13/05/2004
Colin Crawford12/08/2003
chalky195301/07/2003
IanHHill02/08/2001
amblemark16/05/2000
alda23/04/2000
fasgadh22/04/2000
alda07/04/1998
Gavin Theobald00/00/1993
IainT11/12/1991
raymondwilkes03/03/1982
RichardM12/08/1976
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