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Meall na h-Eilde


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.
109 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 hinds

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-Eilde lies central in a group of three summits; to the NW, over Bealach Choire a' Ghuirein lies Meall Coire nan Saobhaidh (826m), and to the ESE over Bealach an Easain lies Meall an Tagraidh.

Meall na h-Eilde has two ridges, running N to Gearr Leachan (517m) where a path from Greenfield in the N leads on to its W slopes, and SW to an un-named top (681m) from where a well defined ridge leads down to Gleann Tarsuinn.

Due to the proximity of Geal Charn (Corbett), it is normally climbed with Meall na h-Eilde via Meall Coire nan Saobhaidh and Bealach Carn na h-Urchaire.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall na h-Eilde 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 Meall na h-Eilde

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Mor
by Metcheck
Meall na h-Eilde Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Meall na h-Eilde
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
34.7 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall na h-Eilde.

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 Routes that include Meall na h-Eilde
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1109 m 17.95 km 5.5 hrs Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn [Loch Arkaig]  Good approach paths, but some steep slopes. Not Yet Rated 

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

 Baggers Gallery for Meall na h-Eilde

Alan ( Alky) Campbell at the summit Meall na h-Eilde 18/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at Summit Meall na h-Eilde !8/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Peter Aylmer on the summit of Meall na h-Eilde

© Peter Aylmer

Image by Peter Aylmer

Me at summit Meall na h-Eilde 29/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Peter Aylmer
wrote on
June 18, 2011
I crossed this hill en route from Loch Arkaig to Tomdoun, a possible 'Cape Wrath Trail' stage. The climb up from the bridge in Gleann Cia-Aig at 187928 is straightforward enough, on steepish grass. From the summit I took the N ridge before descending NW into Coire nan Saobhaidh, in which a faint track leads into forest. As it trends NE through the forest - ancient Caledonian forest now being reinstated - it's not always too easy to trace, especially shortly before crossing a forestry road at 193994 on its way to Greenfield.

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