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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.
787 m (2582 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.
178 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.
Peak of the chest

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
  9   Cape Wrath, Durness & Scourie

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

Arkle is a rugged steep sided rocky hill from most aspects yet to the SE it has broad easy slopes leading to the S top.

From here the route to the true summit is not so easy, as it is along a narrow steep sided ridge with considerable exposure and one awkward section requiring scrambling.

Hazards you may encounter on Arkle include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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 Arkle

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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
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Arkle Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Arkle.

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 Routes that include Arkle
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1439 m 21.64 km 7 hrs Arkle and Meall Horn  Arkle has a narrow ridge with one awkward section requiring a good head for heigths. Novices should not attempt this route in wet, snowy or icy conditions. We have added Meall Horn to this route as you can reach it without dropping below 400m. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Arkle

 Baggers Gallery for Arkle

David Peden , me summit Arkle 22/09/2012 Foinaven behind. One of the best walks we have had for a long time.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

At summit cairn 5/09/2010

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett

May 1992 . View of Foinhaven from the summit of Arkle, in my (earlier) fell running days.

© David Harbottle

Image by David Harbottle

Dave Martin in natty gear approaching summit of Arkle, June 2006.

© Ron Crawford

Image by Ron Crawford
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Recently Climbed By
Douglas Robertson on 17 May 2018

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

Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 23, 2009
Parking is available for a few cars at the bridge crossing a tributary of Loch Stack. From here the track to Lone is taken which is definitely bike friendly. After climbing through a small wood we began the ascent where a cairn marked the start of a path at circa GR318429. This avoided the ascent of Meall Aonghais and climbed directly to .758m, which was quite a gradual climb. From here the fun starts and the ridge narrows but is not technically difficult. There is just one point where the slabs slant downwards over a large overhang. A very impressive hill worth saving for a good day.

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