Sgurr Mhor, Beinn Alligin

Sgurr Mhor, Beinn Alligin

Highest Munro peak on Beinn Alligin

In Torridon, Sgurr Mhor on Beinn Alligin is split by the Eag Dhubh, an impressive deep gash on the mountain's south face. On the mountain's eastern ridge, the Horns of Alligin provide some easy and entertaining scrambling.

Sgurr Mhor, Beinn Alligin

Meaningjewelled mountain - big peak
ListsMunros, 162
Applecross, Coulin and Torridon
Grid RefNG866613
Lat/Lon57.5906, -5.57347

Sgurr Mhor is the higher of the two Munro peaks on Beinn Alligin in Torridon, its summit standing above the Eag Dhubh - an impressive deep gash on the mountain's south face - and its eastern arm which leads to the 'Horns of Alligin'.

From a hillwalker's point of view, Sgurr Mhor will most likely summited on a traverse of Beinn Alligin which also takes in the mountain's other Munro peak Tom na Gruagaich and continues over the 'Horns of Alligin'. With relatively straightforward navigation and some easy rock-scrambling on route, this traverse makes for a fine introduction to 'Torridon's Giants' - the big mountains of Beinn Alligin, Beinn Eighe and Liathach.

Routes up Sgurr Mhor

Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg

Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg are the most westerly of the Torridon Giants and though not quite as large or complex as their higher neighbours Liathach and Beinn Eighe, a traverse across their ridges makes for a fine introduction to scrambling on Scottish rock.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1250m (4100ft)
Distance : 10km (6m)
Time : 4:35hr

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