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Mullach na Dheiragain


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.
982 m (3221 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.
167 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 hawks

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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Mullach na Dheiragain is the highest peak in the hills that form the E side of Gleann Sithidh. This long ridge is continuous with the NE ridge of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan.

The W slopes of this long ridge are steep and rocky, but an ascent is possible via the path in Gleann Sithidh from Iron Lodge.

Mullach na Dheiragain is a compact rocky top with a short ridge N to Mullach Sithidh (974m), a narrow ridge to the E and a longer ridge to the SSW leading to Carn na Con Dhu then on to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan

Hazards you may encounter on Mullach na Dheiragain 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.
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.
Picture Gallery for Mullach na Dheiragain

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Mullach na Dheiragain Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Mullach na Dheiragain
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
16.1 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mullach na Dheiragain.

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 Routes that include Mullach na Dheiragain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1945 m 42.37 km 12 hrs Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and Mullach na Dheiragain  A long route to remote peaks with rocky ridges. Cycling can reduce the duration of this route.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mullach na Dheiragain

 Baggers Gallery for Mullach na Dheiragain

Roy and John at the summit. Weather allowed views!

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Me and Oscar on Mullach na Dheiragain, 12/5/12...now back to Glen Affrick carpark.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

MnD summit on brilliant 22nd of july day 2010...tiring but ...1 to go

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Geoff and me at summit of Mullach na Dheiragain

© Ian Mccullough

Image by Ian Mccullough
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Post a few words about Mullach na Dheiragain or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 25, 2008
This really is a hill for the Munro Connoisseur and certainly for those who enjoy wild places. Starting at Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin it took approx 3.5 hours to reach the summit after taking in An Socach from Alltbeithe. The ascent is straightforward and offers brilliant views of Ceathreamhnan, Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail. From here one is left with a very long return unless staying at Alltbeithe Youth Hostel. A good return and circuit is to include its neighbour Ceathreamhnan ascending via its NE ridge.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 22 Jun 2010 Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and Mullach na Dheiragain; 15 June 2011. Roger Vander Steen Mullach na Dheiragain
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