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Creag Pitridh


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.
924 m (3031 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.
264 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.
Petrie's crag

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Creag Pitridh is a compact mountain, rocky in places and with a conical summit. It has three ridges; a broad NE ridge, a W ridge leading to the crags of Sgurr an t-Saighdeir, and a broad SE ridge forming a bealach with Geal Charn to the E.

The W and N slopes are steep and craggy, and the summit is almost surrounded by crags. However to the SW of the summit there are easy slopes down to the path in Coire Pitridh.

Hazards you may encounter on Creag Pitridh include
 Steep 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.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Alder
by Metcheck
Creag Pitridh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag Pitridh.

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 Routes that include Creag Pitridh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1017 m 20.90 km 6 hrs Geal Charn [Loch Laggan] and Creag Pitridh  A relatively easy route with good approach tracks/paths, there are some crags but they can generally be avoided.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag Pitridh

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Jorja at the top of Creag Pitridh. March 2011.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

On the summit of Creag Pitridh with Joanna 25/09/2010

© john wells

Image by john wells

Me at the summit of Creag Pitridh with Beinn a Chlachair in tne background 18/6/2010.

© Ian Mather

Image by Ian Mather

2001 Oct 13th Liz Robinson & Ronnie Brown, summit Creag Pirridh

© Liz Robinson

Image by Liz Robinson
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James Hamlyn
wrote on
March 23, 2009
Climbed Creag Pitridh and Geal Charn via the suggested route above (7 hours). Would bring bikes in future since the track to the base of the hill is not bad at all. You could probably cut 2 hours off the walk and save energy for Beinn a' Chlachair too.

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