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Meall a' Chrasgaidh


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.
934 m (3064 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.
243 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.
Hill of the crossing

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 a' Chrasgaidh is one of the group known as the Fannaichs, which lie to the N of Loch Fannich and is one of the more accessible with access paths to its W and E.

Meall a' Chrasgaidh approximates to a triangular pyramid with easy slopes to the W and S and steeper slopes to the N and E.

Normal ascent routes are via the NE ridge from the path by the Allt a' Mahadaidh or the WNW ridge on the path from Loch a' Bhraoin.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall a' Chrasgaidh include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall a' Chrasgaidh.

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 Routes that include Meall a' Chrasgaidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1198 m 19.43 km 6 hrs Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich], Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich and Meall a' Chrasgaidh  Moderate route.  

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Sue on the summit 26/5/2013

© David Harbottle

Image by David Harbottle

The Wee Black Dug at the summit of Meall a' Chrasgaidh. August 2012.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

315am on my long awaited sunrise walk. Not quite risen yet,but by the time i got to Sgurr nan Clach Geala.......Wow! 20th June 2012

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Summit of Meall a' Chrasgaidh 18.05.12

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith
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Peter Lang
wrote on
August 3, 2010
If ascending from N and Loch a Bhraoin approach, travel E approx 500m after crossing main footbridge over outflow and you'll find a bridge over the allt breabaig not shown on the maps.
Terry Thomson
wrote on
May 16, 2003
On route to Meall A'Chrasgaidh, prior to crossing the Allt a' Mhadaidh @(GR214744) the path splits. Take the right branch & follow tracks to (GR196739) at 643m. A well defined path leaves the main path to the right & by following it, you negate the need to circumnavigate the "wetlands" of the north shores of Loch a'Mhadaidh. The path leads direct to the low ridge as described on the published route.

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