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An Dun


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.
827 m (2713 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.
118 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 Fort

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.

An Dun is a compact hill with moderate to steep slopes, the steepest being the E slopes to Loch an Duin. An Dun is normally climbed from the S via the track from Dalnacardoch.

Given An Dun is relatively remote, it is normally climbed with A' Chaoirnich (Corbett).

Hazards you may encounter on An Dun include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes 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 An Dun

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
An Dun Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include An Dun.

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 Routes that include An Dun
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 978 m 27.63 km 7.5 hrs A' Chaoirnich and An Dun  A long walk in on a right of way that can be cycled, to two peaks flanking Loch an Duin. The slopes facing the loch are steep but navicable. If you want easier slopes then both hills are best climbed from the S on easy to moderate slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of An Dun

 Baggers Gallery for An Dun

23rd August 2016. Top of An Dun

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me at small summit cairn of An Dun 5/5/12

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Myself and Kevin summit An Dun 11/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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An Dun and A' Chaoirnich
by Alasdair Cairns
An Dun and A' Chaoirnich
by Stevie Yates

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