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Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh (Shee of Ardtalnaig)


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.
759 m (2490 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.
6 of 222 Grahams
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.
Shee possibly meaning Fairy

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
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart
  52   Pitlochry to Crieff

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

Shee of Ardtalnaig lies on the S side of Loch Tay and is sandwiched between the Corbetts Meall nan Oighreag to the W and Creagan na Beinne to the E.

Its main feature is a long ridge running roughly NW to SE. The summit (Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh) lies at the SE end of the ridge.

It would normally be ascended from Claggan to the N.

Hazards you may encounter on Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lawers
by Metcheck
Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh.

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 Routes that include Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh

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James standing on the top of the tiny summit cairn of Ciste Buide a` Claidheimh. 18/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At the summit cairn with the Corbett Creagan na` Beinne in the background. 18/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Ben Hughes on 23 Apr 2019
Fiona Reid on 23 Feb 2019

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Ciste Buide a' Claidheimh
by David McSporran

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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
December 1, 2013
Watch out for a large fissure on the eastern slopes about 150m from the small summit cairn. It is as impressive as it is unexpected. Be careful in low cloud or a white out.

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