Ruadh Stac Mor can possibly take the title of Scotland’s most remote Munro sitting deep within the wild Fisherfield Forrest. The Munro will require nothing short of an expedition to climb it and that’s just fine by us!
The Munro appears rounded and is covered in sandstone as many of the hills in this area are. The southern and western cliffs are steep and craggy and care must be taken on the ascent. Ruadh Stac Mor is one of the smaller Munros at 918m but still packs a fair punch.
The summit has one main ridge running NW before terminating at a scree ridden slope overlooking several Lochans and the rest of the Fisherfield Forrest to the north. A path snakes its way up the craggy SW face of the Ruadh Stac Mor to the summit with some excellent scrambling opportunities.
The usual access route is from Poolewe to the NW and involves an extremely long walk in down the moorland to the west of Fionn Loch before crossing a causeway to the northern shores of Dubh loch. The NW ridge of A Mhaighdean can be climbed from here and on to Ruadh Stac Mor. The broad NW ridge of Ruadh Stac Mor can happily be used as a descent route but care must be taken.