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An Cliseam (Clisham)


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.
799 m (2621 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.
160 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.
Rocky hill

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
  13   West Lewis & North Harris
  14   Tarbert & Loch Seaforth

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

An Cliseam on the Isle of Harris is the highest peak on an "L" shaped ridge of peaks and the only Corbett in the Outer Hebrides.

The most N peak is Mullach an Langa (614m) and from here the ridge runs S over Mulla bho Thuath (720m) to Mulla bho Dheas (743m) where the ridge turns E to An Cliseam (Corbett) before dropping to Tomnabhal (552m).

There are scattered crags on this ridge, particularly on the N faces of the higher tops, but they pose no obstacle to an ascent via the path from Bun Abhainn Eadarra to the SW or from the carparks on the A859 to the SE.

Hazards you may encounter on An Cliseam (Clisham) include
 Crags 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include An Cliseam (Clisham).

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 Routes that include An Cliseam (Clisham)
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1023 m 9.73 km 4 hrs An Cliseam (Clisham)  This route is a circuit of Coire Dubh on easy to moderate grass slopes. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of An Cliseam (Clisham)

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Ruth and me at summit An Clisham 16/06/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

at the top of Clisham

© peter palinkas

Image by peter palinkas

Elaine,Kevin & myself summit Clisham 26/06/10. Was great weather to start before rain wasted it at summit, hence the raindrop on photo bah!!

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Paul Buchanan on 19 Sep 2020

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An Cliseam (Clisham)
by David McSporran
An Cliseam (Clisham)
by Paul Buchanan

Post a few words about An Cliseam (Clisham) or read what others have had to say.

Kevin Woods
wrote on
July 23, 2009
I climbed An Cliseam 2009-07-20 during a one week stay in the Western Isles. My starting point was from the south by Loch na Ciste, where I returned straight back to because of bad weather. An Cliseam's southern slopes are steep, though climbable and on boulder fields much of the way - plenty of opportunities to go over on an ankle. The rock is however like sandpaper and grippy when even wet. The more gentle SE slopes would have made a better line of ascent. The narrow south ridge is scored by a small path, and the summit is crowned by a trig point entirely encircled by a windbreaker.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 07 Jun 2013 An Cliseam; 29 May 2013 Roger Vander Steen An Cliseam (Clisham) Not Yet Rated
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