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Cam Chreag [Auch]


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.
884 m (2900 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.
43 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.
Crooked crag

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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Cam Chreag is a compact hill with its summit at the intersection of its three ridges. The N ridge is the longest and gives a possible access route to Beinn nam Fuaran (Corbett) and Beinn a' Chaisteill (Corbett).

The W ridge connects to Beinn Chaorach (Corbett) at a high col (640m), and the SE ridge terminates with crags overlooking Bealach Ghlas Leathaid which offers a route to Ben Challum (Munro). The summit of Cam Chreag is almost surrounded by rocky outcrops.

Cam Chreag is accessible from Gleann a' Chlachain to the S or Glen Coralan to the W but is usually climbed with Beinn Chaorach (Corbett) to the SW.

Hazards you may encounter on Cam Chreag [Auch] include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Oss
by Metcheck
Cam Chreag [Auch] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Cam Chreag [Auch].

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 Routes that include Cam Chreag [Auch]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1409 m 19.93 km 6.5 hrs Beinn Odhar, Cam Chreag [Auch] and Beinn Chaorach  A long route over three peaks (901m, 885m and 818m) on steep grass slopes. Strenuous, but not technically difficult.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Cam Chreag [Auch]

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A bright but breezy summit, good visibility 7/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at the summit on 7/10/2016 great weather for October.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Cam Chreag - 2nd November 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

peter cam chreag ben nevis in background

© Jim Nicol

Image by Jim Nicol
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