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Mona Gowan


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.
749 m (2457 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.
13 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.
Goat Moor

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
  37   Strathdon

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

Mona Gowan is the highest point of a large moorland area to the NW of the Corbett Morven.

Access is possible from either the A939 road to the W, or the A944 road to the N from where a track leads right to the 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 Mona Gowan

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Mona Gowan Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mona Gowan.

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 Routes that include Mona Gowan

We currently have no routes listed for Mona Gowan.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mona Gowan

 Baggers Gallery for Mona Gowan

Lynda at the summit of Mona Gowan after a downpour and battered by hail storm..... (13th April 2014). Dried up nicely for the walk back down though!

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

A slightly soaked Scott at summit of Mona Gowan (13th April 2014). Nice short walk!

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

In fading light Billy arrives at the large summit cairn of Mona Gowan with the Corbett Morven lying to the south-east.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean
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Mona Gowan
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