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Eididh nan Clach Geala


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.
927 m (3041 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.
257 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.
Web of the white stones

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.

Eididh nan Clach Geala and Meall nan Ceapraichean are sister peaks flanking a high corrie containing a small loch, Lochan a' Chnapaich.

From the summit of Eididh nan Clach Geala, a long ridge runs WSW then turns WNW to become the Druim na Saobhaidhe which forms the N slopes of Gleann na Squaib. This ridge which has steep and craggy slopes close to the summit, offers a direct ascent route on easy slopes from the path in the glen.

Eididh nan Clach Geala extends N to a minor peak (872m) with craggy slopes overlooking Coire an Lochain Sgeirich. From this peak a ridge NW leads to a path which is an alternative ascent route from Inverlael.

Hazards you may encounter on Eididh nan Clach Geala include
 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.
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North West Highlands
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Eididh nan Clach Geala Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Eididh nan Clach Geala.

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 Routes that include Eididh nan Clach Geala
  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.  

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 Baggers Gallery for Eididh nan Clach Geala

Eileen getting wetter by the minute. No visibility at all. 17/07/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Summit of Eididh nan Clach Geala, no 4 of a pretty hectic day and my 201st munro :) 4th June 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Made it ....Eididh nan Clach Geala......may 17th 2010

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Top of Eididh nan Clach Geala 30.04.10

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 26, 2008
I climbed this hill along with Seana Bhraigh on a hot summer's day in 2006. After climbing Seana Bhraigh we again skirted Cadha Dearg before crossing pathless, grassy terrain aiming for the prominent cone of Meall nan Ceapraichean before turning west at approx 276846 climbing Eididh nan Clach Geala's rocky west side. Which is a fairly easy climb with not too much ascent required.

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