Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh

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Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
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Highest point
Elevation918 m (3,012 ft) [1]
Prominence71 metres (233 ft)
ListingMunro
Coordinates57°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
Naming
English translationPeak of the Fox
Language of nameGaelic
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪kuːrˠ ə ˈvat̪ɪ]
Geography
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh is located in Isle of Skye
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
Location in Skye
LocationSkye, Scotland
Parent rangeCuillin
OS gridNG446235
Topo mapOS Landranger 32
Climbing
First ascentPossibly 1887, John MacKenzie and H.C. Hart
Easiest routeScramble

Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh is a Munro summit on the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. 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.