Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh

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Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
Mhadaidh.jpg
Elevation 918 m (3,012 ft)[1]
Listing Munro
Translation Peak of the Fox (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪kuːrˠ ə ˈvat̪ɪ]
Location
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh is located in Isle of Skye
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
Location in Skye
Location Skye, Scotland
Range Cuillin
OS grid NG446235
Coordinates 57°13′51″N 6°14′01″W / 57.23083°N 6.23361°W / 57.23083; -6.23361Coordinates: 57°13′51″N 6°14′01″W / 57.23083°N 6.23361°W / 57.23083; -6.23361
Topo map OS Landranger 32
Climbing
First ascent Possibly 1887, John MacKenzie and H.C. Hart
Easiest route Scramble

Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh is a Munro summit on the Black Cuillin ridge. Like the rest of the range it is composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineering.

The simplest route ascends via the col of An Dorus (the Door), most easily reached from Glen Brittle. The mountain has four summits; only the highest can be reached by scramblers. The three lower summits require rock-climbing skills and equipment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands x". walkhighlands.co.uk. walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.