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Am Bathach


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.
798 m (2618 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.
162 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 byre

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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Am Bathach is 200m or more lower than the Munros that surround it on three sides, but it is none the less an interesting hill that can be taken on the way to Ciste Dubh (Munro).

As its name suggests it is compact and shaped rather like a building with a single long ridge and fairly steep sides.

The obvious ascent routes are the two end ridges where the slope is less steep. There are scattered crags on the lateral slopes but these should not be encountered.

Hazards you may encounter on Am Bathach include
 Steep slopes 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.
Picture Gallery for Am Bathach

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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
Am Bathach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Am Bathach.

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 Routes that include Am Bathach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 685 m 9.24 km 3.5 hrs Am Bathach  Short easy ascent and short ridge walk.  
2 1875 m 12.61 km 6 hrs Ciste Dhubh and Am Bathach  Easy ascent and ridge walk to rocky top.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Am Bathach

 Baggers Gallery for Am Bathach

Eileen at top of Am Bathach. Glorious day. 9/06/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at top. Glorious day. Ciste Dhubh behind with Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan in the distance. 9/06/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

David Peden, myself and Kevin summit Am Bathac 01/05/11. great weather for our week in Glen Shiel.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Karl on top with Cista Dhubh in background,(27.3.10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Recently Climbed By
Alan Clayton on 20 Sep 2020
Brian Howarth on 29 Jul 2020

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Am Bathach and Ciste Dhubh
by Alasdair Cairns
Am Bathach and Ciste Dhubh
by Brian Howarth

Post a few words about Am Bathach or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
January 3, 2008
This hill is the easiest ascent that I can remember. You begin directly from the layby, and the hardest part is the initial pull up onto a fine, undulating ridge. It isn't particularly narrow and the summit is a fine conical shape when seen from the ridge. It could easily be added onto Ciste Dubh, as it would make a much more interesting approach than walking through the boggy glen. The walk is actually pleasantly dry compared to other walks in the area and the views are absolutely superb. A very good walk if pressed for time or are looking for a good short jaunt.

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