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An Coileachan

Munro

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.
Altitude
923 m (3028 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.
NH24176801
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
266 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
The little cock
 

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

 Description
An Coileachan is one of the group known as the Fannaichs, which lie to the N of Loch Fannich. Meall Gorm and An Coileachan lie to the SE and tend to be climbed together.

An Coileachan has a rounded top and easy slopes to the S and W. To the N and E the slopes are steeper with some rocky outcrops and crags. To the NW An Coileachan connects to Meall Gorm, in fact there is a good high level walk all the way to Sgurr Mor (6km).

Normally ascended via the path from Fannich Lodge.

Hazards you may encounter on An Coileachan 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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Liathach
by Metcheck
An Coileachan Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include An Coileachan.

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 Routes that include An Coileachan
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1480 m 30.47 km 9 hrs Meall Gorm and An Coileachan  Moderate route on steep slopes but no crags.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of An Coileachan

 Baggers Gallery for An Coileachan

The summit of An Coileachan, 4th Munro of the day

© Tim Beckett

Image by Tim Beckett

Joanna on the summit of An Coileachan 02/11/2012

© john wells

Image by john wells

Summit of An Coileachan 02/11/2012

© john wells

Image by john wells

James at top on a glorious day. 27/07/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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 Comments
 
Denis Donoghue
wrote on
April 16, 2012
If following the SMC book route - you should note that there is a new bridge at the edge of the forestry plantation (East of the River) that is not yet on maps. Make sure you stay on the West side of the River until the old bridge which is about 1.5km further up - we crossed too early and got a bit thrown!
 
 

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