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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.
158 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.
Rugged 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
  9   Cape Wrath, Durness & Scourie

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

Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh (Corbett) are neighbouring hills connected by a col (565m) so they are always climbed together.

The closest access is from the A838 at Carbreck to the NW where a track leads to the slopes below the col. An ascent is also possible from the A838 at the head of Loch Eriboll to the SE but this route up gentler slopes shows nothing of the more rugged nature of these hills .

Both hills have scattered rock outcrops and crags but these are easily avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Cranstackie include
 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.
Picture Gallery for Cranstackie

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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
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Cranstackie Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Cranstackie.

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 Routes that include Cranstackie
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1089 m 12.26 km 4.5 hrs Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh  Good appoach track, and easy ascent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Cranstackie

 Baggers Gallery for Cranstackie

me at the Summit Cranstackie 23/09/2012 with Foinaven in the distance

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit of Cranstackie 23/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Andrew Prentice on 16 Oct 2020

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Beinn Spionnaidh and Cranstackie
by David McSporran
Beinn Spionnaidh and Cranstackie
by Graham Gaw
Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh
by Stevie Yates

Post a few words about Cranstackie or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
December 5, 2008
Adequate parking on the roadside is available about 150m short of Carbreck. Alhough there is probably only space for a handful of cars.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 1, 2007
21st June 2007. We approached from the bealach with Beinn Spionnaidh. The climb is grassy until 730 metres, after which the hill is boulder-strewn. We returned to the bealach. The descent is grassy but steep to begin with; any rocks can be avoided.

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