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Meall na Meoig (Beinn Pharlagain)


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.
868 m (2847 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.
65 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.
Grassy hollow hill (Rounded hill of whey)

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Beinn Pharlagain lies to the S of Sgor Gaibhre (Munro) and is connected to it by Bealach Leathann, and you can return over Ben Pharlagain when taking this Munro.

Beinn Pharlagain is a complex shape - from the steep slopes of Leacann nan Giomach in the S, the mountain runs N to a minor top (807m) then deflects NE to rocky Garbh Mheall Mor (838m) and finally N to a rectangular summit plateau with lochans and the conical summit, Meall na Meoig (Corbett), located on the W edge. From Garbh Mheall Mor a broad ridge runs SE to Coire a' Ghiubhais.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall na Meoig include
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 Alder
by Metcheck
Meall na Meoig Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall na Meoig.

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 Routes that include Meall na Meoig
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 715 m 17.90 km 5 hrs Meall na Meoig  This hill should be climbed with Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibhre for a full day in the hills, but if you want to a shorter route then here it is. Not Yet Rated 

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Rory Scott and his wee dog Hazel at the Summit 26/05/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Myself and hazel at summit Meall na Meoig 26/05/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Peter Aylmer at the summit of Meall na Meoig, Loch Ericht behind

© Peter Aylmer

Image by Peter Aylmer

Myself, Elaine and Kevin summit Meall Na Meoig 12/06/10.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Peter Aylmer
wrote on
June 23, 2010
We took this hill as part of a walk from Rannoch station to Ben Alder Cottage bothy. We took the usual way up to the summit, by the south ridge, but then descended to Lochan na Meoigeach and headed down the east ridge, keeping a little line of crags to our left. Though trackless, and no doubt boggy in patches after wet weather especially towards the bottom, it gave us no significant difficulties. We kept pretty much due east all the way to a prominent bend in Cam Chriochan 479639, which we crossed, but since there's a bridge where it enters Loch Ericht it doesn't really matter.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
August 6, 2008
This hill was climbed after having done Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre from Loch Rannoch side. It involved the crossing of a open grassy ridge from the summit of Gaibhre across the Bealach Leathann. The upper sections of the hill are more rocky and craggy, with the hill itself quite a sprawling mass. The summit is located at the northern end and from there it is an easy, grassy descent back down to the Glen where a path can be picked up beside the Allt Eigheach.

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