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Meall nan Subh


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.
804 m (2637 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.
155 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.
Rounded hill of the raspberry

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.

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  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Meall nan Subh is an approximately crescent shaped irregular hill covered with rocks and mounds. Its slopes are not very steep and the rock outcrops offer no obstacle to ascent, so it makes for a short easy climb, but it may be difficult to ascertain which lump is the summit.

Meall nan Subh lies close to the end of the public road through Glen Lyon. The normal ascent is from the track that runs between it and Beinn Heasgarnich (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on Meall nan Subh include
 Crags within 1km of 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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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

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 Routes that include Meall nan Subh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 521 m 11.26 km 3.5 hrs Meall nan Subh  Short easy climb on rough knobbly terrain. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall nan Subh

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James at the summit. Good visibility but cold. 3/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Eileen at the summit cairn on a crisp dry day. 3/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me on the summit of Meall nan Subh, Glen Lyon in the background. 6/11/10.

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

Me at the Summit 25/04/2010 on a cloudy day

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Richard Humble on 23 Sep 2018
Robert Healey on 15 Jan 2018

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Hilary Neilson
wrote on
December 21, 2007
Cant think where else you can climb a Corbett in 1 hour, and find a view such as this hill has, plenty reward for little effort. Beinn Heasgarnich lies west, Meall Ghaordaidh east, Stuchd an Lochain north, and Ben Challum and others to the south, oh and it even has a clear view of Ben Nevis.

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