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Creag nan Damh


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.
918 m (3011 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.
274 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.
Crag of the stags

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.

Creag nan Damh is the most westerly and traditionally the last climbed of the 7 Munros on the 14km South Glen Shiel Ridge.

The ridge has steep slopes to the S and is very craggy with many corries to the N. The traverse of the ridge follows the scalloped rims of the corries between peaks. The ridge may be climbed in two sections E and W but individual peaks are not easily accessed and do not require individual descriptions.

Creag nan Damh is in the W section. A descent of Creag nan Damh's E ridge leads to the path in Am Fraoch-choire and its W ridge leads to Bealach Dubh Leac from where a second path descends to Glen Sheil.

Hazards you may encounter on Creag nan Damh include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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.
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North West Highlands
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Ladhar Bheinn
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Creag nan Damh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag nan Damh.

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 Routes that include Creag nan Damh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1785 m 18.30 km 7 hrs Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Sgurr an Lochain and Creag nan Damh  This is the west section of the South Glen Shiel Ridge. It is possible to traverse the whole ridge on a long summer day.  

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Top of Creag nan Damh 06.07.12.

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

7th and final summit of the day Creag nan Damh 10-8-12

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Karl and me on 1st of 7...28,5,12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Creag nan Damh Apr'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake
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Brian Corrigan
wrote on
June 27, 2010
fantastic day, great steady pace and easily completed in under 10 hours.. Don't be tempted to cut off early and ascend Creag a'Mhaim, you will need your energy!!.. Follow the SMC & Munromagic route and start at the stalkers path 1km by its highest point ( you can't miss it).. very little navigation needed infact none!....Enjoy and treat yourself to a pint or few at The Cluanie Inn - Gem of a place to stay!
Clive Thorogood
wrote on
September 18, 2006
The full length of the ridge picking up the 7 Munros is a great walk with superb views to both sides of the ridge (cloud permitting!) but it is a long hard slog. I (roughly) estimate around 6,000 ft of climbing and similar descent (slightly less because I started at Malagan Bridge and finished at Cluanie Inn, which is 200m higher up the Glen Shiel. The books will tell you that the ridge is around 14km. Tip: the bus stops at the Inn, with buses heading back down the Glen. These will only pick you up at bus stops but will drop you down anywhere, so walking west-east is a good option.
Heather Turner
wrote on
July 25, 2006
Make sure you take the advised descent routes, we choose a path that looked quicker and more direct, it was neither,which turned in to a bit of an obstacle course with biting midges rather than screaming drill seargeants

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