Sgurr Eilde Mor

Sgurr Eilde Mor

Munro peak in the Mamores range

Sgurr Eilde is the most easterly Munro peak in the Mamores range. Conical in shape from the west, it is a rough peak with many scree runs.


Sgurr Eilde Mor


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Height 1010m
Prominence 271m
Meaning big peak of the hind
Lists Munro, 121
Location Mamores, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid Ref NN230658
Lat/Lon 56.74997, -4.89595


Sgurr Eilde Mor is the most easterly Munro peak in the Mamores range. A rough mountain, whale-back in shape, though most people will view it from the south-west above its lochans where it appears more dome-like.

With exception of a full Munros traverse, most routes to Sgurr Eilde Mor begin from Kinlochleven to the south-west from where fine estate tracks and stalkers paths gain access to the heather-clad base of the mountain. Enevitably, a climb up loose rock and scree will be needed to gain the cairn on Sgurr Eilde Mor's summit.

As part of the Mamores, Sgurr Eilde Mor is linked to other nearby peaks and most hilllwalkers will want to bag more Munros as part of a day on the hills - a circular route aiming from Kinlochleven taking in Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean with Sgurr Eilde Mor is recommended.

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



Hillwalking routes up Sgurr Eilde Mor


1. Eastern Mamores »


A circular route on the eastern Munros of the Mamores range heading in from Kinlochleven. Fine stalkers paths lead up rough peaks, including Binnein Mor, the highest Munro peak in the Mamores mountain range.
Ascent : 2000m (6560ft)    Distance : 18km (11m)    Time : 8hr

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 Eilde Mor from Binnein MorSgurr Eilde Mor from Binnein Mor
Aiming to Sgurr Eilde Mor from the lochansAiming to Sgurr Eilde Mor from the lochans
View north to Ben Nevis from Sgurr Eilde MorView north to Ben Nevis from Sgurr Eilde Mor
 Sgurr Eilde Mor (r) in front of Binnein Mor from Glas Bheinn Sgurr Eilde Mor (r) in front of Binnein Mor from Glas Bheinn
On Sgurr Eilde Mor, looking to Binnein MorOn Sgurr Eilde Mor, looking to Binnein Mor
Sgurr Eilde Mor from Ben NevisSgurr Eilde Mor from Ben Nevis




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