Cùl Mòr

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Cùl Mòr
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Cùl Mòr from the main starting point, to the east
Highest point
Elevation849 m (2,785 ft)
Prominence651 m (2,136 ft) Ranked 84th in British Isles
Parent peakBeinn Dearg (Ullapool)
ListingCorbett, Marilyn
Geography
LocationInverpolly, Highland, Scotland
Parent rangeNorthwest Highlands
OS gridNC162119
Topo mapOS Landranger 15

Cùl Mòr is a shapely, twin summited mountain in the far north west of Scotland whose higher summit is the highest point of Inverpolly. It is almost completely separated from its southern neighbour, Cùl Beag. Despite its higher altitude, it is less well known than two of its other neighbours, Suilven and Stac Pollaidh, but being higher, it commands views over these and other neighbours.

Ascents[edit]

The start of the stalker's path

Cùl Mòr is best approached from Knockan Crag, at NC189095, where there is parking space and from where a stalker's path leads to the foot of the Meallan Diomhain ridge. The route up this ridge is marked by cairns. From the top of this ridge, the most popular route bears right, over a broad saddle, before approaching the summit from the north east. The very last part of the ascent is quite steep and involves scrambling over boulders.[citation needed] A slightly longer route is found via the corrie that leads up to the col of Creag nan Calman, to the south west of the main summit.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • The Corbetts and Other Scottish Hills, (SMC Guide) ISBN 0-907521-29-0
  • Walk Highland

Coordinates: 58°03′29″N 5°07′00″W / 58.05798°N 5.11680°W / 58.05798; -5.11680