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Seana Bhraigh

Munro

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.
Altitude
926 m (3038 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.
NH28168786
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
262 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Old height
 

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

 Description
Seana Bhraigh is one of the most remote Munros.

The minor second peak of Seana Bhraigh (906m) is at the NW margin of a high plateau with gentle inclines, and from here a broad ridge leads NW to the summit. The N slopes are steep with crags higher up and the W slopes are very steep with crags at the head of Cadha Dearg.

There are four main ridges, NW curving N to Meall nam Bradhan giving an ascent route from Glen Douchary, NE to minor top (760m) giving an ascent route from the path from Strath Mulzie, the Creag an Duine ridge NNE gives an ascent route for scramblers, and finally a broad ridge SSE to Meall Feith na Slataich (ca760m) which is accessible from the Inverlael in the W on the path through Coire an Lochain Sgeirich.

Hazards you may encounter on Seana Bhraigh include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
 
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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by Met Office
Liathach
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 Routes that include Seana Bhraigh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1728 m 41.91 km 11.5 hrs Seana Bhraigh  A long approach track/path to an otherwise easy climb onrough peaty ground. A cycle will be a real asset here.  
 

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On the summit edge of Seana Bhraigh, what a view!

© David Hornby

Image by David Hornby

The last steep pull up to the summit of Seana Bhraigh. If you stick close to the ridgeline there are some interesting rocky sections which are quite deep, possible shelter spots.

© David Hornby

Image by David Hornby

Seana Bhraigh Jun'11

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Lynda at the summit of Seana Bhraigh (7th May 2011) - Creag an Duine ridge in the background.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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John Monaghan
wrote on
May 23, 2013
Drove without problem to Crrriemuzie lodge, there appears to have been a bit of repair work done on the track recently. There is a sign for hillwalkers to park in car park of sorts on left just before the lodge. Excellent 4x4 track right to the bottom of this hill, however the last river crossing is difficult, just prior to this point is new 4x4 track goes right to the bottom of the hill without crossing the river. Cycled to this point and climbed directly up over easy slopes to sumit, bit snowy so avoided the scramble which looks magnificent. back in the "car park" in under 5 hrs.
Tam Johnstone
wrote on
May 7, 2012
Drove to Corrimulzie carefully! After trudge couldn't cross river at NH 292 907. So decided to avoid long trudge across boggy moor to Loch. So decided to gain height above moor and ascend via Meallan Odhar up to bealach. A great decision and easy and quick. This way you gain the bealach with little effort. Then joined original route to summit. Returned to track same way thereby avoiding bog and 2 diificult river crossings. You could cycle to NH 292 907. We walked and it's about 4 miles from Corriemulzie. In and out it's 13 miles so well within reach from Corriemulzie.
Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
June 15, 2008
Re Mike's comments (20-Oct-07) on features that aren't on the map - add a small lochan just below Eididh nan Clach Geala! (Actually there might've been two - the mist was a bit thick...) I agree with David (25-Jul-07) that Creag an Duine is a must - but the Inverlael approach is also a fab day! Especially if you continue southwards to Meall nan Ceapraichean and finish down the magnificent Gleann na Sguaib. The landscape - especially the Cadha Dearg - is incomparably better than it looks on the map. On the whole, a day for which I am bereft of superlatives.
Mike Watson
wrote on
October 20, 2007
If coming in from the south then its worth including Eididh nan Clach Geala on your way back. There are a lot of unmarked cliffs dotted around the 806m spot height, be careful in poor visibility!
Kevin Naylor
wrote on
August 6, 2007
You can drive from Oykel Bridge to Corriemulzie Lodge in about 30 minutes but the track is pot holed and loose surfaced in places. Any vehicle with low suspension (like mine) risks grounding. A 4WD will have no problems. The bike ride from the lodge to the foot of the mountain is a real combination bone shaker and water splash though only one of the many fords proved to be unrideable. The ascent of the hill by the NE ridge is a simple trudge but worth it for the stunning views of the northern corrie. A more challenging ascent is by the NW ridge but be prepared for some exposure.
 
 

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