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Meall a' Ghiuthais


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.
887 m (2910 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.
39 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.
Hill of the pine tree

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

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

Meall a' Ghiuthais is a compact conical peak located N of Beinn Eighe and its outlying peak Ruadh-stac Beag. Meall a' Ghiuthais and Ruadh-stac Beag are separated by a broad bealach (470m) which is served by a path, therefore they tend to be climbed together.

Meall a' Ghiuthais has steep, craggy and rock strewn slopes, but to the NW and SE there are moderate slopes without obstacles therefore it is not a difficult hill to climb.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall a' Ghiuthais include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky 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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
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by Metcheck
Meall a' Ghiuthais Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall a' Ghiuthais.

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 Routes that include Meall a' Ghiuthais
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1360 m 17.05 km 6 hrs Ruadh-stac Beag and Meall a' Ghiuthais  Big route to two steep sided hills with some scrambling. Not Yet Rated 

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En route to Meall a' Ghiuthais 16th May 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

me at Summit Meall a Ghiuthais on a fine day 26/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit Meall a' Ghiuthais our penultimate Corbett of our week in Torridon. 12/05/2012. Ruadh-stac Beag in background

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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David Adams on 12 Jul 2018
Neil Beatham on 02 Jul 2018

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Meall a' Ghiuthais and Ruadh-stac Beag
by David McSporran
Ruadh-stac Beag and Meall a' Ghiuthais
by Stevie Yates

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