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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.
847 m (2778 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.
96 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.

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
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku

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

Canisp is a rocky hill elongated SE to NW. SE of the summit there is a broad ridge forming a long slow ramp offering a very easy ascent. NW of the summit the ridge is narrow and steep and the flanks of Canisp are steep and rocky.

Due to the location of the nearest road (A837) and a footbridge over the River Loanan at Loch Awe, the SE ridge is the obvious ascent route, but a longer approach is possible from Lochinver to the NW.

Hazards you may encounter on Canisp include
 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.
Picture Gallery for Canisp

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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

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 Routes that include Canisp
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 707 m 11.35 km 3.5 hrs Canisp  A short and easy ascent up a long easy slope.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Canisp

 Baggers Gallery for Canisp

Ponty,Kevin Myself,and Rory with wee dog Hazel on Summit Canisp 04/07/2011 on a lovely Summers Evening

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Suilven from Canisp on 6th August 2009

© Keith Waugh

Image by Keith Waugh

Myself near the summit of Cansisp. April 2006

© Peter Chisholm

Image by Peter Chisholm
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 Shared Members Track Logs
by David McSporran
by Graham Gaw
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Post a few words about Canisp or read what others have had to say.

Graham Gaw
wrote on
July 4, 2011
Lovely day on Canisp. Spectacular views of Suilven throughout and quite well defined stalker's paths on most of the route. One river bed was completely dry with the other only being a trickle. Parked in the furthest north of the 2 parking places mentionned above. I was parked behind a campervan that had MunroMagic.com stickers in the window of the backdoor, was it you?
Chris Bowles
wrote on
December 6, 2008
There are two seperate parking spaces at the head of Loch Awe about 500 yards apart. Initially there is a path but this soon disappears, however the ridge is very broad and one can take their own line towards the summit. Initially the terrain is very wet but becomes drier further up. Very good route.

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 10 Jun 2012 Traverse of Canisp; 25 May 2012. Roger Vander Steen Canisp
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