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Meall Gorm


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.
949 m (3113 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.
215 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.
Blue rounded hill

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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Meall Gorm is one of the group known as the Fannaichs, which lie to the N of Loch Fannich. Meall Gorm and An Coileachan lie to the SE of the group and tend to be climbed together.

Meall Gorm has fairly level summit ridge 1.5km long which, to the SE, descends to a col linking to An Coileachan and to the NW a long winding and undulating ridge connects to Sgurr Mor. A third ridge bears S and on it a path leads down to Fannich house.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Gorm include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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.
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Meall Gorm Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Gorm.

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 Routes that include Meall Gorm
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1480 m 30.47 km 9 hrs Meall Gorm and An Coileachan  Moderate route on steep slopes but no crags.  

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Joanna on the summit of Meall Gorm 02/11/2012

© john wells

Image by john wells

Summit of Meall Gorm 02/11/2012

© john wells

Image by john wells

Summit of Meall Gorm with Sgurr Mor to the rear. Fantastic weather. 27/07/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Oscar on summit,(10,10,10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
It is worth climbing this as part of a fine circuit including An Coileachan, Sgurr Mor and Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich starting from the A835 at the Abhainn an Torrain Duibh. From An Coileachan it is an easy, high level walk on a broad, sweeping ridge. The peak offers superb views to the North and West and makes Sgurr nan Clach Geala look particularly impressive. Furthermore at this point one can decide whether to continue or descend back towards Loch Glascarnoch.

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