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Leathad an Taobhain


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.
912 m (2992 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.
6 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Slope of the roof beams

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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Leathad an Taobhain is a remote hill amongst a cluster of summits and is best climbed with Carn Dearg Mor (Corbett) which lies to its N.

From Carn Dearg Mor, a hill track becoming a path leads to the summit, which aids navigation on this remote sprawling hill. There are deep glens to the NW of Leathad an Taobhain, but otherwise the summit lies in high undulating moorland.

Hazards you may encounter on Leathad an Taobhain include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
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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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Leathad an Taobhain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Leathad an Taobhain.

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 Routes that include Leathad an Taobhain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1221 m 35.07 km 9.5 hrs Leathad an Taobhain and Carn Dearg Mor  Good approach road can be cycled. The rest of the route is long on undulating hill requiring competent navigation. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Leathad an Taobhain

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me at Summit Leathad an Taobhain before climbing Meallach Mhor and Carn Dearg Mor 19/05/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kevin summit Leathad an Taobhain 10/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself at summit Leathad an Taobhain 10/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Derek McNeil on 01 Sep 2018
Colin Begg on 21 Jun 2018
Richard Humble on 27 May 2018

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Leathad an Taobhain and Carn Dearg Mor
by David McSporran
Carn Dearg Mor and Leathad an Taobhain
by Stevie Yates

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Alex Bryce
wrote on
July 8, 2006
Climbed this hill in a monster bike'n'hike day from Blair Atholl to Aviemore inc. Beinn Dearg. The one section of the cross country route not navigable on two wheels is the miles south of Leathad an Taobhain on the Minigaig, which is intermittent and difficult to follow on the high plateau before it descends to Glen Bruar.

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