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Meall Horn


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.
777 m (2549 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.
194 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.
Hill of the eagle

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.

Meall Horn has three ridges NW to Creagan Meall Horn (731m) SW to Creachan Thormaid (608m) and E turning S over Sabhal Mor (703m) to Sail Eilid a' Mhoraire.

The NE slopes of the NW ridge and the W slopes of the S ridge are steep and craggy and there are scattered rocky outcrops on other slopes.

Approach paths run either side of the SW ridge facilitating ascents from the W and the S. Meall Horn is normally climbed with its neighbour Arkle (Corbett).

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Horn 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.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Meall Horn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Horn.

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 Routes that include Meall Horn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1439 m 21.64 km 7 hrs Arkle and Meall Horn  Arkle has a narrow ridge with one awkward section requiring a good head for heigths. Novices should not attempt this route in wet, snowy or icy conditions. We have added Meall Horn to this route as you can reach it without dropping below 400m. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall Horn

 Baggers Gallery for Meall Horn

Myself at the Summit of Meall Horn 22/09/2012 with Arkle and Foinaven in the background

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me summit Meall Horn with the fabulous Arkle behind. 22/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Putting on a brave face in the mist at the summit of Meall Horn

© Chris Bowles

Image by Chris Bowles
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Recently Climbed By
Oliver Bartrum on 06 Sep 2020
John Morrison on 11 Jul 2020

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Meall Horn
by David McSporran
Meall Horn
by Graham Gaw
Meall Horn and Sabhal Beag
by Graham Gaw
Arkle and Meall Horn
by Stevie Yates

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 23, 2009
This was climbed up steep slopes at GR445450, there were very few crags on the line we took but the weather was quite poor. The ascent is an unrelenting slog from the track but delivers you directly at the summit. To return we took in the Graham Sabhal Beag then descended south to the Bealach na Feithe and followed the track back to lone then back to the car. The whole route which took in Arkle, Meall Horn & Sabhal Beag was approx. 30km and 9.5hrs, but was very satisfying.

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