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Aonach Shasuinn


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.
888 m (2913 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.
35 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Ridge of the sassenach

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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

Aonach Shasuinn lies to the S of Loch Affric and is one of three ridges that radiate from a common point. The broadest is Carn a' Choire Bhuidhe (847m) to the SSE, then Aonach Shasuinn (888m) to the WNW and finally Carn nan Coireachan Cruaidh (872m) to the NE. These three tops are connected by a ridge that does not drop below 800m therefore only the highest top is recognised as a Corbett.

Aonach Shasuinn alone is a simple ridge which forks at its WNW end, with a W branch linking to An Eltric at Bealach an Amais and N branch leading down to Loch an Sguid. This ridge is without crags.

Hazards you may encounter on Aonach Shasuinn include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
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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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
Aonach Shasuinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Aonach Shasuinn.

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 Routes that include Aonach Shasuinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1280 m 23.09 km 7 hrs Aonach Shasuinn and Carn a' Choire Ghairbh  A longer route which requires unbridged river crossings.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Aonach Shasuinn

 Baggers Gallery for Aonach Shasuinn

Me at summit Aonach Shasuinn 6/04/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me and Alba at true summit Aonach Shasuinn in glorious weather, 08/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Kerry and Jarl at the top on 3rd May 2012

© Peter Sinclair

Image by Peter Sinclair
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Carn a' Choire Ghairbh and Aonach Shasuinn
by David McSporran

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Peter Sinclair
wrote on
May 4, 2012
Due to considerable deer fencing on the walk off it is better to follow the landrover track, once you have crossed the Alt Garbh, and continue until it joins with the Cougie Foot path

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