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Monadh Mor


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.
1113 m (3651 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.
40 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.
Big 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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Mondah Mor forms the head wall of Glen Geusachan with its steep rocky E slopes. It has two tops of similar size, the more northern being higher by 3m, but neither is a distinct peak.

To the S are gentle slopes over featureless moorland leading to Glen Geldie. To the N a ridge with moderate to gentle slopes leads to the plateau of the Moine Mor, from where tracks lead to Glen Feshie.

A descent NNE towards Loch nan Stuirteag then SSE by the Allt Clais an t-Sabhail leads into Glen Geusachan. 2km W of the summit lie the steep craggy slopes of Leth-chreag overlooking Glen Eidart. Mondah Mor is normally climbed with Beinn Bhrothain via the col at the head of Coire Cath nam Fionn.

Hazards you may encounter on Monadh Mor include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Monadh Mor

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Monadh Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Monadh Mor.

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 Routes that include Monadh Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1290 m 41.69 km 10.5 hrs Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor and The Devils Point  Long route on mixed terrain over 5 Munros in the Cairngorms. Cycling on the initial approach will reduce the time required for this walk. Care required for navigation and proximity to corrie rim in poor visibility.  
2 1290 m 35.47 km 9.5 hrs Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor  Long route on mixed terrain in the Cairngorms. Easy going on tops, but partly over featureless high moorland, so navigation will be difficult in low visibility. Cycling on the initial approach will reduce the time required for this walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Monadh Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Monadh Mor

Myself on the summit of Monadh Mor

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

The Wee Black Dug at the summit of Monadh Mor, after an enjoyable - if lengthy - tramp from Auchlean. August 2011.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Fern and Myself on Monadh Mor 5mins before the sky cleared. 20th June 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Top of Monadh Mor 01.09.10

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith
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Post a few words about Monadh Mor or read what others have had to say.

david kennedy
wrote on
August 21, 2008
Fantastic day bagging Monadh Mor & Beinn Brothain. Walk from Linn of Dee (on todd), wet slushy snow in Glen Geusachan, good on tops, back via Carn Cloich-Mhullin to Linn of Dee. May 9 1992,
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 13, 2007
11th July 2007. We started at the Glen Feshie car park, 1 km north of Achlean, climbed to a point south of Carn Ban Mor and dropped down to the Allt Sgairnich. After following the path downstream for about 300 metres, another path leads off to the left towards the col at 876 metres and over the top of Tom Dubh. The Allt Luinneag is most easily crossed by fording the two streams which flow into the junction at 925 955, using partly submerged stones.

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