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Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]


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.
895 m (2936 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.
31 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Big 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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Creag Mhor is a broad elongated top on a high plateau. It runs from the Fords of Avon 7.5km NE to the Water of Caiplich, with the summit towards the SW. It has a few rock outcrops, but is otherwise of easy slopes.

This is remote mountain in moorland terrain and care must be taken with navigation. Can be climbed along with its nearest neighbour, Bynack More (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on Creag Mhor [Cairngorms] include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
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 Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Mheadhoin
by Metcheck
Creag Mhor [Cairngorms] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag Mhor [Cairngorms].

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 Routes that include Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1019 m 32 km 8.5 hrs Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]  This is a long route over moorland, care required with navigation  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]

 Baggers Gallery for Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]

Me At Summit Creag Mhor 24/11/2012 then went and Climbed Meall a Bhuachaille

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

On top Creag Mhor 26 August 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

me at summit Creag Mhor on a misty start in the Cairngorms 01/08/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

The summit. Nae cairn, lots of wind and amazing views. Highly recommended.

© Brian Bothwell

Image by Brian Bothwell
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Recently Climbed By
ken walker on 15 Apr 2018

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Bynack More and Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]
by David McSporran
Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]
by Alasdair Cairns
Creag Mhor [Cairngorms]
by Stevie Yates

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