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Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]

Corbett

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.
Altitude
829 m (2719 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.
NM90329094
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
117 of 221 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Large cairn
 

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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

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

 Description
Carn Mor is a mountain with a split personality. To the E and SE it has moderate slopes, becoming steep in a few places but the slopes are generally crag free. To the W and NW, however, this hill has the character of its neighbours in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart - being steep and very craggy.

The normal approach is from Strathan in the E via the E ridge of Carn Mor which avoids the most difficult terrain.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Mor [Glen Dessary] include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 
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 Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Carn Mor [Glen Dessary] Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
26.4 km
Calluna
Connochie Road, Fort William
28.1 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Mor [Glen Dessary].

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 Routes that include Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1057 m 18.96 km 6 hrs Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]  Longish route taking you to the edge of the Knoydart wilderness, navigate with care. Not Yet Rated 
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]

Myself, David Peden and Kevin summit Carn Mor 24/05/2014, after we did Bidean a'Chabair. A very long and hard days walking.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
 
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Recently Climbed By
Norman Wares on 15 Jul 2014
John Donnelly on 24 May 2014
David Peden on 24 May 2014
Brian Mcwilliam on 20 Apr 2014

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Carn Mor [Glen Dessary]
by David McSporran

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