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Gathersnow Hill


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.
688 m (2257 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.
121 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.

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
  72   Upper Clyde Valley, Biggar & Lanark

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

The wonderfully named Gathersnow Hill is one of the Culter Hills which lie to the S of Biggar.

Gathersnow Hill lies approximately 3.5km to the S of Culter Fell, the other Graham in the Culter Fells, and the two could readily be climbed together.

Possible approaches are from the minor road to the NW just south of Culter Allers Farm or from the E starting at the end of the public road near Glenkirk.

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.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southern Uplands
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Gathersnow Hill Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Gathersnow Hill.

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 Routes that include Gathersnow Hill

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 Baggers Gallery for Gathersnow Hill

Gav Man donates a stone. Please give generously to Gathersnow's cairn. Just one stone could make all the difference!

© Gavin White

Image by Gavin White

James looking very cold at summit of Gathersnow hill 23/04/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A very small cairn at the top of Gathersnow Hill on an extremely cold and windy day. 23/04/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Still snow lying on the slopes of Gathersnow Hill 23/04/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Gathersnow Hill
by David McSporran
Culter Fell and Gathersnow Hill
by Douglas Mason
Gathersnow Hill
by David McSporran

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