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Carn Ghluasaid


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.
957 m (3139 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.
203 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.
Cairn like hill of movement

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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

Carn Ghluasaid on the N shore of Loch Cluanie is elongated on E to W. The smooth S slopes, which rise steeply from the shores of the Loch, have few crags and a stalkers path gives easy access via the SW ridge.

In contrast the E and N slopes are craggy and steep. To the W a narrow col connects a minor top (998m) which allows access to Sgurr nan Conbhairean, another Munro.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Ghluasaid include
 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.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Carn Ghluasaid Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Ghluasaid.

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 Routes that include Carn Ghluasaid
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1470 m 16.72 km 6 hrs Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn and Carn Ghluasaid  Moderate route with steep slopes and rocky ridges on the north side of Glen Shiel.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Ghluasaid

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Ghluasaid

Top of Carn Ghluasail 04.05.15

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

The Wee Black Dug at the top of Carn Ghluasaid. April 2011. You can see the summits of the other two hills on the "circuit" behind her.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Lynda at the summit of Carn Ghluasaid 1st May 2010.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at the summit of Carn Ghluasaid 1st May 2010.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Post a few words about Carn Ghluasaid or read what others have had to say.

Gordon Miller
wrote on
February 21, 2013
I did the same. What little you would save in climbing would be more than made up with the long walk back to car once down. Contour round from Creag a' Chaorainn takes a bit off Carn Ghlisaid on the way back.
Michael Kerrigan
wrote on
June 1, 2009
Climbed on 31 may in fantastic weather. We decided to ignore the route on this site and went back over the tops on the return leg just to spend the whole day on the hill. We did have a fairly late start and never seen any sign of other people except 1 guy para glideing from the first summit. I was fairly jealous of him 6 hrs later as I decended.

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