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Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill


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.
801 m (2627 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.
159 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.
Small grey rounded hill of MacDougals corrie

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
  9   Cape Wrath, Durness & Scourie
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku
  16   Lairg & Loch Shin, Loch Naver

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

Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill is the highest on a long ridge that curves from Carn Dearg (797m) to the S to Meall Garbh (754m) to the N, around a deep corrie, Coire Loch. As this ridge does not drop below 650m, the whole mass can be considered one mountain with many tops.

As the only feasible access is from Kinloch at the head of Loch More, the approach is on easy to moderate crag free slopes, and the walker does not encounter the steeper craggy slopes into Coire Loch.

Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill has stony SW slopes and a few isolated rocky outcrops but these should not present any obstacle to an ascent.

Hazards you may encounter on Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags 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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill.

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 Routes that include Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1102 m 13.39 km 4.5 hrs Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill  Moderate route with path leading you up the initial steeper slopes. Not Yet Rated 

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Me at the Summit 21/09/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me summit Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhugaill 21/09/2012. Ben Stackie, Meall Horn & Arkle behind

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
November 17, 2008
This mountain covers a large area and offers superb views in all directions, with many ridges radiating from it. It is well worth exploring the mountain to discover some of its many corries. Carn Dearg which is the western top is particularly worthy of a visit as it offers great views and has a fantastic corrie.

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