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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.
947 m (3106 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.
219 of 282 Munros
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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.
Thorn bush

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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  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

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

N of the summit plateau, Driesh has some steep craggy slopes , particularly in Winter Corrie to the NNE, overlooking Glen Doll.

Driesh has a short S ridge (Shank of Driesh) and a longer E ridge which connects to Mayar via a narrow col, then turns S to terminate in Hunt Hill (734m), overlooking Glen Prosen. The slope of these ridges is moderate to gentle.

Access is normally via the path on the Shank of Drumfollow, or on the N ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Driesh include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Driesh.

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 Routes that include Driesh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1030 m 14.11 km 4.5 hrs Driesh and Mayar  The recommended route through Corrie Fee, with its attractive waterfall, has a steep section on grass through rocks. This is not very difficult, and avoids ascending and descending by the Shank of Drumfollow route. Generally an easy route.  
2 797 m 9.07 km 3.5 hrs Driesh  When climbing up winter corrie, very steep, crampons and axes neccessary in winter conditions. Even in summer however, great care and caution required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Driesh

 Baggers Gallery for Driesh

Driesh top background.Little Dreish in front.

© James Corrigan

Image by James Corrigan

Myself with Mark and Davy on summit...21,7,12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Flint at the summit 28th July 2011

© Antony Baduns

Image by Antony Baduns

Karl, myself and Oscar on summit,(27,3,11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Mayar and Driesh
by Graham Gaw
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by William McGilvray
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by Douglas Mason
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Mayar and Driesh
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by Robert Simpson

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James Corrigan
wrote on
October 12, 2012
Continued East from Mayar along the Motorway path that connects to Driesh.Little Driesh is first but not before some magnificent views off the edge of Shank of Drumfollow.Onwards to the summit and then return on the out path West until the West path of Shank of Drumfollow drops you nicely back to the Deer style.Into the woods and on to the outward West path for Mayar.Short walk East back along Glen Doll to the car park.
Stephen Harte
wrote on
May 23, 2010
Nine Munro’s in a day, try this for a fantastic and demanding walk. I started at the Glen Doll car park (6am) with my dog Susie, walked up the Scorrie shoulder and on to Driesh (1) then down to Mayer (2). From Mayer across to Tom Buidhe (3) then the short walk to Tolmount (4). From Tolmount I took a bearing to Fafernie where I picked up the track to Carn an Sagairt Mor (5). Walking east off Carn an Sagairt Mor I picked up the path to Cac Carn Berg (Lochnagar) (6) returning on the same path to take in Carn a Choire Bhoidheach (7). Heading roughly west off Carn a Choire Bhoidheach I picked up the path again following it around the bottom of Carn an Sagairt Mor to Cairn Bannoch (8). From Bannoch I walked on to Broad Cairn (9) finishing the walk by heading down to Bachnagairn and returning along Moulzie to the car park at Glen doll. The walk took just under 12hrs with plenty of stops and chats to other walkers. I did the walk on a very hot and sunny day and found I needed a lot more water than I carried (3 litres). There is plenty of snow melt at the moment so I was able to regularly replenish my water supply. If you are doing this walk at the height of summer remember there will be less water available in the streams so carry plenty.
Dave Smith
wrote on
March 22, 2009
Drove up Glen Clova. Walked from car park up the Corrie Fee to Mayar, then over to Driesh. Descended by the Shank of Drumfollow route. Total time 4.5 Hrs
Rob Young
wrote on
January 2, 2009
Walked from Glen Doll to Mayar then done Driesh both i found were fairly easy, Driesh was possibly a bit harder but not by much. Crampons needed in winter for sure, done them both in 4 hours.
Sc Joss
wrote on
August 1, 2008
A nice easy day out. The drive up Glen Doll takes longer than it looks on the map but less time than the AA will tell you! paths to and from the hills are in very good condition so this makes it an ideal beginners day although don't get too relaxed approaching summit of Dreish as you can miss it in mist when the path peters out. I'd recommend going up Corrie fee and down Drumfollow as this means you ascend the steeper path and descend more comfortably with a shorter walk out.

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