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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.
956 m (3136 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.
205 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.
Little or notched heel

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.

Saileag is the lowest of the Munros on the N side of Glen Shiel, and its summit lies at the convergence of three ridges.

The long rocky N ridge forms the head-wall of Gleann Lichd and connects with the lower slopes of Beinn Fhada. To the ESE a narrow ridge leads to Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dhearg and to the WSW a grassy ridge slopes down to Bealach an Lapain.

This bealach is the normal route of ascent from Glen Shiel and is also the ascent route for the Five Sisters which lie to the W. Saileag has steep grass S slopes and moderate but craggy N slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Saileag include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes 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 Saileag

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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Saileag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Saileag.

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 Routes that include Saileag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1212 m 13.98 km 5 hrs Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg, Aonach Meadhoin and Saileag  Moderate route with exposed rocky tops and ridges on the north side of Glen Shiel.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Saileag

 Baggers Gallery for Saileag

Top of Saileag 29.05.13

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Graham at the summit of Saileag, with the 5 sisters in the background

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Joanne at the summit of Saileag

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Me and Oscar on summit,14/8/10.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Stephen Harte
wrote on
August 29, 2010
Walked Saileag, Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg, then to Aonach Meadhoin with my dog Susie. It was a very wet and cold day with visibility as low as 10'. When the weather did clear the views were fantastic but you need to be careful in bad weather as there are some steep sides. Remember that once you are at Sgurr a Bhealaich Dheirg you need to return on the same path for approx 150m to pick up the path to Aonach Meadhoin.

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