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Meallan nan Uan


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.
838 m (2749 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.
110 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.
Little rounded hill of the lambs

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Meallan nan Uan and the larger Sgurr a' Mhuilinn (Corbett) are two peaks, 1.3km apart, separated only by Coire a' Mhuilinn.

Meallan nan Uan has a single ridge with two tops, Meallan nan Uan and Creag Ruadh (734m).

Meallan nan Uan is a steep sided hill with scattered crags especially on the S slopes, however easy ascents can be made from Carnan Fuar to the NW and the NE ridge of Creag Ruadh.

Hazards you may encounter on Meallan nan Uan 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.
Picture Gallery for Meallan nan Uan

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Meallan nan Uan Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meallan nan Uan.

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 Routes that include Meallan nan Uan
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 997 m 8.67 km 3.5 hrs Sgurr a' Mhuilinn and Meallan nan Uan  Short route on two compact hills with fairly steep slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meallan nan Uan

 Baggers Gallery for Meallan nan Uan

me summit Meallan nan Uan 16/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself at Summit Meallan nan Uan 16/09/2012 then went to Sgurr A Mhuilinn

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Recently Climbed By
Neil Beatham on 27 Aug 2018

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Meallan nan Uan and Sgurr a' Mhuilinn
by David McSporran
Meallan nan Uan and Sgurr a' Mhuilinn
by Stevie Yates

Post a few words about Meallan nan Uan or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 26, 2008
Meallan nan Uan is certainly the more impressive of the duo with its triangular shape and scattering of crags. However the crags pose no problems and no scrambling is required on this easy ascent. Paths are hard to come by on this unfrequented hill which offers great views of Torridon and nearby Strathfarrar. I began the ascent at Strathanmore then onto Creag Ruadh before the final climb.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 19 Jul 2010 Sgurr a’ Mhuilinn from Milton Roger Vander Steen Sgurr a' Mhuilinn and Meallan nan Uan
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