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The Brack


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.
787 m (2582 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.
181 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.
Speckled 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
  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

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

Like the Cobbler across Glen Croe, the Brack is a rugged rocky hill. The Brack has three ridges, N , SW and the main ridge which runs E to a second top Cruach Fhiarach (643m). It can be accessed from Glen Croe to the N via the N ridge or Coilessan Glen to the S via the SW ridge.

The lower slopes are forested and the initial approach is via forest tracks. It is sufficiently close Ben Donich for them both to be taken in day.

Hazards you may encounter on The Brack 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 The Brack

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lomond
by Metcheck
The Brack Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include The Brack.

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 Routes that include The Brack
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1067 m 14.92 km 5 hrs The Brack  Moderate route on a craggy hill. Avoids the most difficult terrain by ascending the easier W slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of The Brack

 Baggers Gallery for The Brack

At the trig of The Brack on a not so clear morning 22/03/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at the hazy summit of The Brack 22/03/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at the summit of The Brack

© Andrew Stewart

Image by Andrew Stewart

Summit of The Brack in deep freeze of late Dec, white out and got lost on way up...few hairy moments and hellish conditions, but whole lot of fun!

© Mark Flanagan

Image by Mark Flanagan
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Recently Climbed By
Iain Aitchison on 01 Dec 2019

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Ben Donich and The Brack
by Brian Doolan
The Brack
by Stephen Maddocks
The Brack
by Stevie Yates

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Leon Mooney
wrote on
February 14, 2008
After doing Ben Donich, I headed south-east to the bealach, and was surprised at how quickly I managed this. Passed through a gate in the fence and started up north slopes of The Brack. The ascent is an unrelenting slog, and the absence of any path on this side meant that I initially overshot the summit. The descent was easier than I expected and I headed down to the forest road and back to my car having finished my final two of the six Arrochar Corbetts.

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