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Cona' Mheall


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.
978 m (3208 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.
176 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.
Adjoining 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.

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.

Cona' Mheall is a steep sided mountain separated from Beinn Dearg by Coire Ghranda with its impressive cliffs. The rocky summit ridge runs SSW to NNE with the summit at the N end.

The NW face of the mountain is rocky but an ascent can be made on it from the path in the bealach at the head of Gleann na Squaib. From here ascents can also be made of Beinn Dearg and Meall nan Ceapraichean. An ascent is also possible from Loch na Choire Ghranda on the steep grassy SE ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Cona' Mheall include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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 Cona' Mheall

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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Cona' Mheall Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Cona' Mheall.

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 Routes that include Cona' Mheall
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1759 m 25.80 km 8.5 hrs Beinn Dearg [Ullapool], Cona' Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean and Eididh nan Clach Geala  This is a big day with some steep slopes to ascend. You can shorten the route by omitting Cona' Meall which can be climbed from the south or west.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Cona' Mheall

 Baggers Gallery for Cona' Mheall

James on the summit with Beinn Dearg in the background. 14/07/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Summit 2 of four today 4th June 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

View of the great cliffs on Cona' Mheall from beleach.

© David Whalley

Image by David Whalley

Cona Mheall 17th May 2010....4th summit of the day and a long way to get back to the car....

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Elliott Harbottle
wrote on
January 20, 2010
Tried to cross the streams but with the rocks covered in ice I ended up tracking along the west side of the loch Coire Lair and onto the South Ridge. I felt this was quite tricky in winter conditions although the snow wasn't that good and it ended up being a mixed rock/snow scramble. The ridge was great fun but again the two scrambles in the conditions required some care. Overall though a really good day out with lots of varied parts
Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
The approach from Inverlael is quite long but the river and the crags of Beinn Dearg make it interesting. The advantage of this hill, Beinn Dearg and Meall nan Ceapraichean is that they are all easy ascents from the plateau marked on the map by point 886m. You then have a choice as to what hill is climbed first / last. Cona' Mheall itself is a straighforward climb up its rocky face and even in full winter conditions there was no problems. The views from the top are very good.
Teuvo Neuvonen
wrote on
October 2, 2004
We had been on Am Faochagach, so we climbed to Cona Mheall from the east from the southern end of Loch Prille. The upper part of the slope is very rocky, and some of the boulders are so big that you must help with hands, but we made it well even with a tent, sleeping bags and other accessories. A small gorge a little to the left from the course helps to reduce the distance of the most difficult terrain.

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