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Spidean Mialach


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
996 m (3267 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
146 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Peak of deer

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich are connected by a ridge on the N side of Loch Quoich. They form grassy corries to their S but to the N their character is very different with high craggy corries and rocky slopes. The S slopes are consequently more accessible, particularly as stalkers paths run high on their slopes.

From the summit of Spidean Mialach a ridge runs WNW 2.5km along the rims of successive N corries to Gleouraich. To the E this ridge continues a further 3.5km before losing its rocky nature.

A descent SW from the summit of Spidean Mialach on steep grassy slopes leads to a path W of Loch Fearna.

Hazards you may encounter on Spidean Mialach include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Spidean Mialach

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Spidean Mialach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Spidean Mialach.

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 Routes that include Spidean Mialach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1230 m 10.59 km 4.5 hrs Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach  Moderate route with some exposure and an excellent ridge walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Spidean Mialach

 Baggers Gallery for Spidean Mialach

Summit of Spidean Mialach, after the mist finally cleared!

© Jodie Kavanagh

Image by Jodie Kavanagh

Me on summit with Oscar,(9/5/10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Spidean Mialach on fantastic september day 30th 2009.....

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Met these two guys on summit Jacob aged seven his dad and myself 29/07/06. Jacobs tenth Munro congratulations wee man

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Mags McHardy on 29 Aug 2020
Graham Ramsay on 29 Aug 2020
Sandra Monaghan on 07 Feb 2020
John Forster on 21 Nov 2019
Darren Lamont on 13 Oct 2019
Michael Mcmillan on 13 Oct 2019

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
by Brian Doolan
Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
by Neil Cuthbert
Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
by Philip McLoone
Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
by William McGilvray
Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
by Kenny Mcneill
Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich
by Brendan Waters

Post a few words about Spidean Mialach or read what others have had to say.

Michael Howell
wrote on
January 9, 2009
An airy summit with drops on three sides. In winter beware the cornices which come almost up to the shelter cairn. Not advisable to try to find the top if visibility is bad.

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