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Mam na Gualainn


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.
796 m (2611 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.
167 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.
Pass of the shoulder

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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

To the north of Loch Leven lies a long mountain with two distinct tops Mam na Gualainn to the W and Beinn na Caillich (764m) to the E.

The S slopes of this mountain are craggy and steep, whereas the N slopes are less so and meet the slopes of opposing mountains in a high glen (330m max), now part of the West Highland Way. From this high glen paths lead up onto either end facilitating a traverse.

Hazards you may encounter on Mam na Gualainn 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Bidean nan Bian
by Metcheck
Mam na Gualainn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mam na Gualainn.

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 Routes that include Mam na Gualainn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 974 m 18.08 km 5.5 hrs Mam na Gualainn  A good day outing with superb views and no technical difficulties Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mam na Gualainn

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Me at the summit on a hot and sunny day 29/05/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at the summit of Mam na Gualainn on a fantastic day. 29/05/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

me at Summit Mam na Gualainn 30/10/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

myself and Kev summit Mam na Gualainn 24/04/10. Mamores behind. My camera was on top of trig point

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Alasdair Cairns on 18 Oct 2018
Barry Kelso on 15 Oct 2018
Robert Healey on 24 Mar 2018

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Mam na Gualainn
by Doug Tulloch
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James Corrigan
wrote on
October 3, 2013
The best part about this Corbett is the approach from the east and its top. Beinn na Chaillich. Walk up from Kinlochleven and onto WHW is a steep but pleasant one as height is gained.Soon, open hillside of Beinn na Chaillich soars in to the sky and impressive it is.Dropped down over rough tussocks from WHW on to a gate and took the zig zag path up the east slope of Beinn na Chaillich.The views over to Ring Of Steall.Gharb Beinn.Aonach Eagach,down to Loch Leven and out to sea are stunning. Mam na Gualainn is well seen from this summit and appears nearer than it looks. Following the obvious path down to its lowest point, then rise uphill steeply still on the path whith Mam na Gualainn finally in full view. It`s an easy ascent from here avoiding some bog and pools.There is a Cairn and tall trig` pillar with a plaque in memory of a fallen Marine.The views are tremendous out to sea with Beinn a Beither in full glory. Returned by the same route, back to Kinlochleven for a 7 hour round.

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