Sgurr a Mhaim is a superb Munro. It is part of group of 4 Munros known as the Ring of Steall which form an arc round Allt Coire a' Mhàil and the impressive Steall falls. Sgurr a Mhaim is the last link in the chain before dropping back down to Glen Nevis. It is a large Munro (3606ft) and the summit is capped with Quartzite which many people mistake as being snow when it glistens in the sun. The northern face quickly drops back down to Glen Nevis. The southern ridge connects over what is know as “The Devils Ridge” to the relegated Munro Sgor an Iubhair This is a fantastic small knobby ridge about 1km in length with many exposed sections. The most impressive part of the ridge is known as the bad step which requires moderate scrambling.
From the summit the views north to the Nevis Region are worth the climb alone. This high vantage point gives you uninterrupted views over the entire range.
As mentioned Sgurr a Mhaim is normally climbed from the north in Glen Nevis either on its own or by combining it with the rest of the peaks in the Ring of Steall. We recommend the latter as it is one of Scotland’s best mountaineering expeditions.
Parking is available at the western head of Glen Nevis in a small car park with a couple of km walk along the valley floor to the base of Sgurr a Mhaim.