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Meall nan Eun


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.
928 m (3044 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.
254 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.
Hill of the bird

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.

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  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Meall nan Eun is a relatively compact rocky peak at the head of Glen Ceitlein. It lies to the E of Stob Coir an Albannaich, to which it is connected by Meall Tarsuinn and this is one of the main ascent routes.

The other major route is through Glen Ceitlein, on the path to the N of Allt Ceitlein, into Coire Riabach and up the W ridge of Meall nan Eun. An ascent from W ridge of Stob Gabhar is also possible, but the N face of Meall nan Eun has difficult rock slabs.

The final possible route is from Loch Tulla to the E (parking at Victoria Bridge), but this leads to difficult rocky E and S slopes and is not recommended.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall nan Eun include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near 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 Meall nan Eun.

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 Routes that include Meall nan Eun
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1405 m 15.93 km 5.5 hrs Stob Coir' an Albannaich and Meall nan Eun  Moderate climb on grassy slopes leading to craggy tops. Crags can be avoided, but careful navigation is required between peaks and this will be difficult in poor visibility.  

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Meall nan Eun summit10-12-12

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Meall nan Eun Mar'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

me on my 100th munro, it felt great to be there with danny,and daw, cheers lads

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Final summit of a brilliant day, Meall Nan Eun at 16:00. Time to leg it down,!

© Pete Swales

Image by Pete Swales
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James Corrigan
wrote on
May 8, 2012
From Stob Coire an Albannaich it looks a long way down and off to Meal nan Eun.It is not a dramatic looking hill with a long wide,flat EW platue and steep NS sides.This hill runs against the the grain of other hills to North and South.Dropping NE from SCAA for a few hunderd yards before heading in a sharp northerly direction for the pull up to Meal Tarsuin.After passing a small Cairn,turn again in a NNE direction passing some small pools and climb steeply up smooth slopes simlar to Stob Coire an Albanaich SW side.There was some muddling around to find the Cairn but a simple case of working out the highest point by eye.Heading back to Glen Ceitlein takes you over large Granite slabs again similar to those around Coire Glas at Stob Coire an Albanaich.Eventualy a well worn and very boggy path takes you back between The Corbett. Stob Dhub and Beinn Chorach.The dramtic gash in the Gulley of Stob Dhub is very well seen.The path from Stob Stub is then met and back 2km to Coileitir.
Peter Lang
wrote on
September 17, 2007
Path E from summit S.C.an Albannaich pretty clear and descends small gully to left when ridge levels out at 880m. Ascent from 754m bealach to summit M.Tarsuinn and onwards to Meall nan Eun reasonable gradient to flat summit plateau. return NW to 633m bealach with care and follow Allt Ceitlein to bridge crossing and vehicle track back to Coileitir bridge. The descent down glen on N bank Allt Ceitlin is very very wet - poor path emerges further down, churned up by cattle - gaiters required - however had been lot rain overnight. No cracking stalkers path here!
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 28, 2007
Black Mount Estate; permitted route during stalking 1st August to 20th October 2007, including weekends. Glen Ceitlin, bealach at 187 459, then south to summit. Also continuation to Stob Coir an Albannaich.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
May 18, 2007
The descent to the south is best done by retreating for a bit back towards the west and then cutting down into the corrie below. From there you follow the small glen to its end and cross the moor dodging the boggy ground. A small stream will need to be forded to reach the track that skirts the south side of the loch and heads back to Bridge of Orchy.
Joseph Buchanan
wrote on
January 22, 2006
Climbed via Stop Coir'an Albannaich which we really enjoyed but the decent through Glen Ceitlein was very very wet and boggy due to the melting snow. Should keep this one for either dry or frosty conditions. Due to winter conditions and soft snow it took just over 8 hours to complete. Allow plenty of time for this one. Also be careful at the car park both sides of the car park are very boggy. We have had to tow people out of the mud on previous visits.

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  Date Title Written by Including...
1 15 Jul 2010 5 munros Edward Cassidy Stob Ghabhar, Meall nan Eun, Creise, Meall a' Bhuiridh and Stob Coir' an Albannaich
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