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Maoile Lunndaidh


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.
1007 m (3303 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.
125 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.
Bare wet 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.

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  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Maoile Lunndaidh is a remote and isolated peak. It is a large and complex mountain with two peaks (Maoile Lunndaidh and Carn nam Fiaclan) separated by a narrow ridge between two corries, Fuar-tholl Mor to the NW and Toll a' Choin to the SE.

The only feasible access without camping is from Gleann Fhiodhaig to the N. The normal ascent routes, are the NNW ridge of Maoile Lunndaidh keeping E of the crags overlooking Gleann Fhiodhaig, or the NW ridge of Carn nam Fiaclan (996m) from the path by An Crom-allt. It is also possible to follow this path higher and ascend the W ridge of Carn nam Fiaclan.

Hazards you may encounter on Maoile Lunndaidh include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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 Routes that include Maoile Lunndaidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1171 m 26.05 km 7.5 hrs Maoile Lunndaidh  Long route, but not difficult. Unbriged crossing of river required, which will be more difficult in wet weather.  

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A cold and wet James at summit Cairn of Maoile Lunndaidh. 26/09/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A bitterly cold and wet summit of Maoile Lunndaidh. No views. 26/09/2012.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

me and my good friend mick smith at the summit of maoile lunndaidh after a great weekend of camping,

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

On top are myself, Karl and Oscar my Boxer....Great day! 26.2.11.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Lindsay Hemmings
wrote on
July 29, 2011
I agree with the Loch Monar approach - as well as being shorter than from the north (took us 7.5 hours return from the dam) it is a lovely walk along the loch on a good path. It is pathless up the grassy slopes of the hill, the steepest gradient being at the bottom, then onto a ridge up to the flat top.
Mike Marshall
wrote on
November 6, 2010
I climbed this hill after several days of heavy rain. I chose to follow the SMC route, namely crossing the river just beside the small plantation, and crossing rough ground until ascending by the flank of Carn nan Fiaclan. Crossing the rough ground was at the entry level of the purgatorial spectrum, as was the climb up CnF. An inch of snow over the many boulders and rocks liberally strewn over most of this hill did not improve my humour. I could not find any paths. A good path is the best way to tap into local knowledge, but I couldn’t find one. The price you pay for climbing a Munro less travelled I think. But I still had a satisfying and rewarding day!
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
June 22, 2009
9th June 2009. From Craig we left the track at the watershed, rounded the lower slopes of Sron nan Frianich, crossed An Crom-allt high up and ascended the west ridge of Carn nam Fiaclan. For variety we returned by Fuar-tholl Beag, just beyond Carn nam Fiaclan: not a good choice. There are numerous slabs of rock which are not shown on the OS map; easier grass is found by keeping to the east of this corrie.
Alistair David MacLeod
wrote on
May 6, 2009
Oh dear, what a drag (from the north). Tedium only relieved by repeating obscenties, timed with paces, into the easterly gale - and playing in a couple of waterfalls lower down. This hill should be twinned with Ben Chonzie. Nice view from the top, however, and you could set up a pitch and putt on the summit plateau. Maybe from Monar Lodge next time - if there is one. Storer favours that way. Conclusion: this hill is for keen (daft) baggers only.
Peter Lang
wrote on
September 12, 2006
Recommend Loch monar approach = 7.25 hrs for our party of 5, leave car at dam takes 1.5 hrs alongside loch to main bridge , superb route around corrie rim and huge cairn on plateau, good stalking path into corrie, with bridges over main water courses.

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