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Mullach Clach a' Bhlair


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.
1019 m (3343 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.
114 of 282 Munros
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.
Summit of the stony plain

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.

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

Mullach Clach a' Bhlair is little more than a gentle rise on the SW margin of the Moine Mhor, a high moreland plateau.

As a track leads from Glen Feshie to within 300m of the summit it is an easy walk and should offer no problems unless you lose the road! N.B. the access track takes you close to crags of Coire Garbhlach.

Hazards you may encounter on Mullach Clach a' Bhlair include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
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East Highlands
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by Metcheck
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mullach Clach a' Bhlair.

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 Routes that include Mullach Clach a' Bhlair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 920 m 21.58 km 6 hrs Mullach Clach a' Bhlair  Little more than a long walk mostly on paths/tracks but good level of fitness required.  

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Another top for Roy and John in the wet and wind.

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Simon and me on the summit of Mullah Clach a' Bhlair 05/03/2011

© john wells

Image by john wells

Descent from Mullach Clach a'Bhlair - November 2008

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

View from Mullach Clach A' Bhlair into the wild Coire Garbhlach on May a very cold wintery day. This was with my iriend John Cosgrove in support of Gerry who at age 66 is climbing all the Munros in 100 days.

© David Whalley

Image by David Whalley
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Terry Moore
wrote on
August 21, 2010
19th August 2010. Biked in from Achlean to bothy at Ruigh Aiteachain. Bridge definitely still down at Carnachuin, so waded across with bike (took sandals just in case). Took faint path 50 meters south of bothy to ascend Druim nam Bo. Lost it on occassion. Summitted Mullach Clach a Bhlair and took in Beinn Bhrotain via track system to Tom Dudh then return back over Monadh Mor to track junction just below summit of Mullach Clach a' Bhlair to descend down Coire Caol to bothy. Then whiz back to Achlean. 10 hours full on with 2 river crossings!
David Whalley
wrote on
May 13, 2010
Great day with my friend Gerry on his Grandads Munro Marathon all the Munros in 100 days and he is 66. Very wintry on top, descended down steep ridge after the summit on Meall nan Sleac .800 metres, steep and heathery but cut some time off.
Jim McFarland
wrote on
October 3, 2009
Note: There is now no bridge across the Feshie at Carnachuin.If taking the estate road on the west bank be prepared to wade the Feshie.
Brian Doolan
wrote on
September 9, 2009
I did this hill on 999 starting from the car park up from Achlean. Rather than do the popular route, walking to Carnachuin, I went the Coire Fhearnagan route which took me east, travelling on good paths, across Badenoch and south to Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair then to Meall nan Sleac, down the shoulder to the Allt Garbhlach picking up a good sheep trail to the path on the east side of the River Feshie and then north back to the car park.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
February 5, 2007
NOTE: The Bridge over the Feshie at Carnachuin is in a state of dis-repair and although we edged across it ok, would not have fancied it if the river was in spate.

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