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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.
781 m (2562 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.
188 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 ridge 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
  39   Rum, Eigg & Muck

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

Ainshval and Askival, Rums two Corbetts, sit facing each other across Glen Dibidil with their smaller sister Trollaval (702m) sitting at the head of the glen.

From Barkeval in the N to Sgurr nan Gillean in the S, the hills are connected by a long snaking ridge offering an excellent and occasionally challenging ridge walk.

On this ridge, the peaks are steep and craggy and involve a degree of scrambling, especially Trollaval (which can be bypassed). The ascent of Ainshval from Bealach an Fhuarain is steep and rocky.

Hazards you may encounter on Ainshval include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Sgurr Nan Eag
by Metcheck
Ainshval Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ainshval.

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 Routes that include Ainshval
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1973 m 20.04 km 7.5 hrs Askival and Ainshval  A long route in beautiful hills, with some steep ascents/descents and narrow ridges. Scrambling pitches can generally be bypassed as can the ascent of Trollaval. Ainshval rocks can be bypassed on scree.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ainshval

 Baggers Gallery for Ainshval

myself and Chris Stakim summit Ainshval 28/06/2014, Askival, Hallival behind, glorious day and superb walk.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

From the top of Ainshval: 27th May 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me at Summit Ainshval 28/09/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

My three friends, Alison, Alex and Susan at the cairn 15/4/2012

© donald brown

Image by donald brown
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