Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh

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Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
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Highest point
Elevation 918 m (3,012 ft) [1]
Listing Munro
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
Naming
Translation Peak of the Fox (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪kuːrˠ ə ˈvat̪ɪ]
Geography
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh is located in Isle of Skye
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh
Location in Skye
Location Skye, Scotland
Parent range Cuillin
OS grid NG446235
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.