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Sgiath a' Chaise


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.
645 m (2116 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.
181 of 222 Grahams
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.
Steep wing

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
  57   Stirling & The Trossachs

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

The long N to S ridge of Sgiath a' Chaise lies between Strathyre to the W and Glen Ample to the E.

It is very much over shadowed to the E by the neighbouring Munros of Ben Vorlich and Stuc 'a Chroin and also the Corbett Beinn Each.

Sgiath a' Chaise is a prominent landmark when driving N on the A84 from Callander to Lochearnhead.

There is much forestry on the W side of the ridge but access from Glen Ample to the E is more straightforward.

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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Eileen at the summit on a lovely sunny day. 30/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit of Sgiath a` Chaise with the Lawers Mountains in the background. 30/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
November 25, 2012
Would agree that the best aspect of this hill is the southern end of the ridge , Meall Mor but would not advise the descent SE to the Burn of Ample ..............I found it steep , loose and muddy. There may be a route over the wobbly deet fence to the main road but I never saw one.
Graham Ellis
wrote on
July 15, 2012
Took the route from the south, following the path and track all the way to NN59061559. This is where the 1:25000 OS map shows that the track splits. On the ground it is difficult to see - all there is is a gap (old gate?) in the stone wall. (This is before the turn off recommended by others which I tried on the way down and definitely would NOT recommend). Then headed up to NN58511592 on a straightforward ascent before turning right to follow along the top to the summit. It was slightly boggy after leaving the track, but given the amount of rain we have had recently it was quite passable.
James Corrigan
wrote on
April 15, 2012
After walking Ben Each on a glorious day and still with time left.Looked over Glen Ample to see Sgaith a Cheise.There is not much to behold except for a steep incline to get to the Graham.The real point of interest is the South ridge which gives great views down Loch Lubnaig from Meall Mor.This is the peak you see from the road as you drive North.The route up is same as for Ben Each at the lay by.The right of way takes you up to the track.Throught he gate and pass the sign for Ben Each and continue until the forrest stops.Follow the line of the Trees upwards.Going slightly South at the end of the Tree line takes you up to the summit where there is no cairn.Views over to Ben More and Crianlarich hills are great, as is the view right on to Ben Each.There did look to be a chance of dropping down in to the woods from Meall Mor but decided to go back the way i came up. Despite it being March there was large clouds of Midges on the slopes.Touching 20 deg C was the encouragement for them.

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