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Meall na h-Aisre


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.
862 m (2828 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.
75 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.
Hill of the defile

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

Meall na h-Aisre is a gentle rise on the S margin of a high moorland plateau.

The only distinctive feature of this hill is its long SE ridge the "Leathad Gaothach". The SW slopes of this ridge are steep enough to shed water and give a dryer ascent from Garva Bridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall na h-Aisre include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Carn Dearg
by Metcheck
Meall na h-Aisre Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall na h-Aisre.

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 Routes that include Meall na h-Aisre
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 714 m 13.09 km 4 hrs Meall na h-Aisre  Easy ascent on a broad ridge Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall na h-Aisre

 Baggers Gallery for Meall na h-Aisre

James at summit trig. Good visibility 12/08/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Myself at summit on a fairly good day in August 2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Myself and Alba summit Meall na h-Aisre 18/08/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me and Kevin Yancouskie on Summit Meall na h-aisre 13/8/2011 my 100th Corbett

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Derek McNeil on 20 Dec 2017
Peter Lang on 02 Dec 2017

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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
April 20, 2013
I combined this Corbett with the corbett Gairbeinn in a single outing from Garva Bridge. Suggest you do Meall na h-Aisre first and from there follow some iron fence posts west until they turn sharp north. Keep the westerly direction over the watershed (yes , it does get boggy ) and head towards 3 small lochans. I kept to the north shore of Loch Iain and from there you pick up the fence posts again which take you along the 2.5Km N ridge of Gairbeinn. Follow this to the summit. Drop down the usual ascent route to Melgarve and then it is a 5.5Km walk along the quiet road to Garva Bridge.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
October 14, 2009
The parking at Garva bridge is enough for plenty of cars. The route however is very boggy and is perhaps best left for a winters day when hard frost grips the ground. Note that the bridge at 525958 does not exist anymore so the bridge left of that is best used. An ATV track can be followed to the base of the hill but it is exceptionally wet. There are no paths to the summit and it is a case of picking your way through grassy hillocks and up boggy slopes. Could be combined with Geal Charn to make a more fulfilling day.

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