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Creag Mac Ranaich


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.
809 m (2654 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.
141 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.
Mac Ranaich'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
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

Creag Mac Ranaich is a craggy hill overlooking Glen Ogle which would make for the shortest approach. However paths/tracks approach the peak from Glen Kendrum to the SE and Ledcharrie to the NW.

The longer route from Ledcharrie is the preferred approach as it approaches the crag free N ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Creag Mac Ranaich include
 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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Beinn Ghlas
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Creag Mac Ranaich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag Mac Ranaich.

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 Routes that include Creag Mac Ranaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 765 m 13.67 km 4.5 hrs Creag Mac Ranaich  Route mainly on track/paths with short relatively steep ascent of N ridge. Crags near top but not on route  

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Peter Aylmer at the summit of Creag Mac Ranaich, a hot day in late May 2010

© Peter Aylmer

Image by Peter Aylmer

Myself and Tooty on Summit 17/04/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me and Jack at summit 13/12/09.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

On summit of Creag Mac Ranaich

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Peter Aylmer
wrote on
June 18, 2010
When you look over to the hill across Glen Kendrum from the ridge to Meall an t-Seallaidh, Creag Mac Ranaich looks a difficult puzzle indeed to solve. I found a way through slanting right, but I've heard that slanting left gives access too. How a direct line on a compass bearing in mist would work I have no idea however. On my very hot day, I was heading for Glenoglehead, choosing the Meall Sgallachd alternative, but got caught up in a bit of heather looking for a track on my Harveys map. It would probably have been better to have stayed closer to Allt Lairig Mhultaibh.
david heyes
wrote on
February 25, 2010
What an interesting hill. Went up last thursday from Glen Ogle joining the northern shoulder then south to the summit. Perfect undisturbed snow, apart from deer and hare tracks, all the way. This is where corbetts have an advantage over munros. Lovely rocky summit, great views of surrounding hills. Returned by way of Meall Sgallachd, worth a detour, and back passing two frozen waterfalls. Quality.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
November 2, 2008
Parked at Lochearnhead and made the long trek along the Glen Kendrum track to the bealach between the two. I took a route up Creag Mac Ranaich that seemed to follow some fence posts. On the south top I met a walker (John and his dog Coire) who had climbed from Glen Ogle and he was good enough to accompany me over to the summit to take my picture. Another walker appeared as I ate and convinced me to take in the other Corbett (which he had just come from) - and I decided I would. The descent back to the bealach was surprisingly quick for me.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 2, 2007
1st August 2007. We parked at Lochearnhead and took the Citylink bus to the top of Glen Ogle. We followed the southern edge of the wood, climbed above the sporadic crags, then across tedious, trackless heather to the summit ridge. LOTS of blaeberries. We continued to the bealach with Meall an t-Seallaidh by aiming south-west beyond a small lochan to a grassy dip. Steep grass all the way down. The track up Glen Kendrum now extends to this bealach.
Alan Wilson
wrote on
October 12, 2006
Good weather, so opted for the ascent from glen ogle....easy to avoid crags to the east and south of the summit, nice approach to summit from the NE...parking at numerous spots near glen ogle 'summit'.

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