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Aonach Meadhoin


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.
1001 m (3284 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.
135 of 282 Munros
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.
Middle ridge

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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Aonach Meadhoin and its neighbour Sgurr an Fuarail (987m, not a Munro) are peaks on a narrow curving ridge. The N face of the ridge, overlooking Coire nan Eun is steep and craggy and the S face into Coire na Cadha steep but with fewer crags.

The main ridge connects to Sgurr an Fuarail to the ENE and Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg to the WNW. There is a NNE ridge to Bealach a' Choinnich, and the S slopes of Ciste Dhubh.

There is also a ridge SSE from Sgurr an Fhuarain to the W of Coire na Cadha, which is steep and rocky but is a possible ascent route from Glen Sheil.

Hazards you may encounter on Aonach Meadhoin include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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 Aonach Meadhoin

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

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Aonach Meadhoin Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Aonach Meadhoin
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
12.3 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
For information on camping visit
ScottishCamping.com who also produce
a map of scottish camp grounds.
A mobile base fo your next Munro?
Fantastic, heated, 2-4 berth campervans for hire

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Aonach Meadhoin.

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 Routes that include Aonach Meadhoin
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1212 m 13.98 km 5 hrs Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg, Aonach Meadhoin and Saileag  Moderate route with exposed rocky tops and ridges on the north side of Glen Shiel.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Aonach Meadhoin

 Baggers Gallery for Aonach Meadhoin

Top of Aonach Meadhoin 29.05.13

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Top of Aonach Meadhoin 29.05.13

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Graham at the summit of Aonach Meadhoin June 2010

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Oscar and me on summit,14/8/10.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 28, 2008
Began the ascent of this hill from the roadside approx 055115, next to a small plantation. The ascent is steep up the south ridge of Aonach Meadhoin but the views from the top are excellent. The continuation to Sgurr a' Bhearlaich Dheirg is via an interesting narrow ridge.

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