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Tom na Caillich (Little Wyvis)


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.
764 m (2506 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.
220 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.
Little awsome hill (Small rounded hill of the old woman)

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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Little Wyvis lies to the SSW of the most S top of Ben Wyvis (An Cabar) separated by the Bealach Mor.

Little Wyvis is a hill of moderate to easy slopes, apart from those facing Bealach Mor to the N and Bealach Beag to the S which are steeper.

A vehicle track leads up the W slope to the summit of Little Wyvis but this can be avoided if you use the approach path for Ben Wyvis and ascend from the N.

Hazards you may encounter on Tom na Caillich (Little Wyvis) include
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 Tom na Caillich (Little Wyvis).

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 Routes that include Tom na Caillich (Little Wyvis)
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 678 m 10.24 km 3.5 hrs Tom na Caillich (Little Wyvis)  Short and easy route that can be combined with an ascent of Ben Wyvis, to which it is connected at the Bealach Mor (500m)  

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Andrew law at the cairn on 19/4/15

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

Me at Summit Little Wyvis 10/12/2012 with Ben Wyvis in the Background

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Little Wyvis with The Munro behind. 05/05/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Derek McNeil on 05 Jan 2019
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
August 27, 2007
This is an extremely easy climb, although the ascent path is rather boggy ( it hugs the fence ), the ridge is unfortunately scarred by a 4X4 track, similar to its higher neighbour. The views from the top however are very good and the route could be comfortably added to Ben Wyvis.

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