Sgurr a'Mhaim and the Devil's Ridge

Sgurr a' Mhaim

Munro peak in the Mamores

One of the higher Munro peaks on the Mamores, Sgurr a' Mhaim is linked to other peaks in the range via The Devil's Ridge, together forming the western section of the Ring of Steall - a classic Highland ridge route !


Sgurr a' Mhaim


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Height 1099m
Prominence 316m
Meaning peak of the large rounded hill
Lists Munro, 51
Location Mamores, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid Ref NN165667
Lat/Lon 56.7559, -5.00393


Heading into Glen Nevis, the large domed mountain capped in quartzite that dominates the view ahead is Sgurr a'Mhaim. Higher than most of the other Mamores Munro peaks, the views in most directions are stunning, but not northwards as Ben Nevis shields any views in this direction.

From Glen Nevis, a direct ascent of Sgurr a'Mhaim can be made following a path up its north-west shoulder.

Immediately behind Sgurr a'Mhaim's summit lies the ominously sounding 'Devil's Ridge' - a narrow crest leading onto the main Mamores ridge. The finest route taking in Sgurr a'Mhaim (and the 'Devil's Ridge') is the famed 'Ring of Steall', a classic ridge traverse in the centre of the Mamores range - a fabulous hillwalking route !

For fit hikers and hill-runners, here is also the option of bagging An Gearanach as part of a complete Mamores traverse (or even a longer Tranter's Round or Ramsay's Round).



Hillwalking routes up Sgurr a' Mhaim


1. Ring of Steall »


The middle section of the Mamores mountain range is often referred to as 'The Ring o'Steall'. Some easy rock-scrambling is enjoyed while bagging 4 Munros including Sgurr a'Mhaim and An Gearanach.
Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)    Distance : 15km (9m)    Time : 6:45hr

2. Mamores range »


The Mamores is one of the finest mountain ranges in Scotland, with 10 Munro summits scattered over crests and ridges between Glen Nevis and Glencoe. This route tackles them all in one outing !
Ascent : 3400m (11150ft)    Distance : 34km (21m)    Time : 14hr



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Sgurr a'Mhaim from Mullach nan CoireanSgurr a'Mhaim from Mullach nan Coirean
Sgurr a'Mhaim from AchriabhachSgurr a'Mhaim from Achriabhach
Sgurr a'Mhaim from Pap of GlencoeSgurr a'Mhaim from Pap of Glencoe
Looking along the Devils Ridge to Sgurr a'MhaimLooking along the Devils Ridge to Sgurr a'Mhaim
Detail of the tricky part of the Devil's Ridge from the westDetail of the tricky part of the Devil's Ridge from the west
Sgurr a'Mhaim from Carn Mor DeargSgurr a'Mhaim from Carn Mor Dearg




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