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A' Chailleach [Fannaich region]


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.
997 m (3270 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.
144 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.
The old woman

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

A' Chailleach which lies to the S of Loch a' Bhraoin is the most westerly of the Fannaichs. The summit lies at the intersection of three ridges.

The N ridge which terminates in the crags of Sron na Goibhre overlooking Loch a' Bhraoin, provides a possible ascent route on its E face to the N end of Loch Toll an Lochain.

The SSW ridge which curves SSE to An Sguman does not lead to an access route. The E ridge connects to Tomain Coinich which is connected to Sgurr Breac.

Tomain Coinich has a single N ridge the Druim Reidh which offers the best ascent route from the access path at the E end of Loch a' Bhraoin.

Hazards you may encounter on A' Chailleach [Fannaich region] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include A' Chailleach [Fannaich region].

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 Routes that include A' Chailleach [Fannaich region]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1198 m 17.64 km 5.5 hrs Sgurr Breac and A' Chailleach [Fannaich region]  Moderate route with good access path.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of A' Chailleach [Fannaich region]

 Baggers Gallery for A' Chailleach [Fannaich region]

Myself and Fern at summit of No 1 for day 2. 5th June 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

The fifth and final summit of the day - A' Chailleach. 16/10/10

© john wells

Image by john wells

Me on first summit of a long 5 munro days took 5 hours to get here from the car!! and 4 more munros today plus one Top

© mackenzie barker

Image by mackenzie barker

Summit ridge wonderful day

© David Whalley

Image by David Whalley
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
Again like its neighbour it is a straightforward climb aside from the initial part up to Leitir Fhearna from Loch a' Bhraoin. The way I did this walk gave a choice as to which Munro is climbed first, as I descended via the ascent route. I chose A' Chailleach first but it doesnt make much difference. An interesting hill nonetheless that offers good views of the more eastern Fannaichs.

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