Stac Pollaidh

Stac Pollaidh is one of the best known and most popular mountains in Scotland, its steep pinnacled ridge often likened to a porcupine. The true summit is at the west end; although most of the difficulties on the ridge can be avoided, there is a final sting in the tail in the shape of a very short but difficult and exposed scramble up the final tower. This has to be reversed on the descent, making the actual summit perhaps the most technically difficult to reach on the British mainland. It is harder than the summit block of The Cobbler, and many non-baggers will give it a miss.

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Region: Ullapool

Altitude: 612 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Stac Pollaidh - circuit and ascent to ridge

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Stac Pollaidh



Users' walk reports for Stac Pollaidh

There are 3311 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Stac Pollaidh. They have contributed 72 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  13/11/16  31 F1
  29/11/15  19 F1
  25/2/18  17 F2
  1/6/13  16 M10C1F2
  30/3/18  14 F1
  13/8/11  14 F1
  6/10/18  13 F1
  4/5/21  11 F1
  28/7/16  11 F1
  5/6/23  10 C3F6
  4/6/16  10 M2F3
  13/4/13  9 F1
  14/7/23  8 F7
  20/11/16  8 F1
  23/5/16  8 M9F1
  4/7/11  8 F1
  7/5/23  7 F1
  11/5/13  6 F1
  8/8/20  5 F1
  1/2/20  5 F1
  3/6/12  5 F1
  8/7/18  4 F1
  10/8/17  4 F1
  10/5/17  4 F1
  21/3/17  3 F6S1
  6/5/16  3 F1
  25/4/13  3 C1F1
  12/9/12  3 F1
  6/9/11  3 F1
  29/8/10  3 F1
  20/12/80  3 F1
  18/4/23  2 F1
  22/4/21  2 F1
  23/8/18  2 F1
  9/10/11  2 F1
  1/7/11  2 F1
  27/1/11  2 F1
  7/12/09  2 F1
  22/10/09  2 F1
  16/9/22  1 F1
  25/8/21  1 F1
  4/9/20  1 F1
  7/8/20  1 F1
  19/4/19  1 F1
  11/10/18  1 F1
  17/9/16  1 M2F1
  4/6/16  1 M2F3
  30/3/14  1 F1
  29/4/13  1 C1F1
  17/5/11  1 F1
  21/9/10  1 F1
  26/3/23  0 F1
  1/8/20  0 F1
  15/10/19  0 F1
  19/6/19  0 F1
  2/9/16  0 F1
  4/5/15  0 F1
  28/6/14  0 M1F1
  26/7/13  0 F1
  9/7/13  0 F1
  29/5/13  0 F1
  8/5/13  0 F1
  26/8/11  0 F1
  18/6/11  0 F1
  20/10/10  0 F1
  9/9/10  0 F1
  2/6/10  0 F1
  12/9/09  0 F1
  17/8/09  0 F1
  25/9/07  0 F1
  26/8/07  0 F1
  5/8/80  0 F1

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