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Meall Tairneachan


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.
787 m (2582 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.
180 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.
Thunder hill

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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  52   Pitlochry to Crieff
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill (Corbett) are neighbouring Corbetts to the S of Loch Tummel and are usually climbed together.

Meall Tairneachan is a sprawling hill with indistinct ridges and subsidiary ridges. This high moorland terrain can be difficult to navigate, but due to previous mining activity a hill track takes you to about 200m from the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Tairneachan include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Meall Tairneachan

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lawers
by Metcheck
Meall Tairneachan Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Tairneachan.

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 Routes that include Meall Tairneachan
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1088 m 16.91 km 5.5 hrs Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill  A long route mostly on hill track across rolling hills. Could be made shorter if a second vehicle could be left at Edradynate (SE of Farragon Hill). Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall Tairneachan

 Baggers Gallery for Meall Tairneachan

James at summit of Meall Tairneachan. Shiehallion in the background. Sunny but cold. 21/05 2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Eileen at summit Cairn of Meall Tairneachan with Farragon Hill in the background 21/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me and Wullie Hunter At Summit Meall Tairneachan 17/03/2012. we met twoguys on top who were setting up communications for a bike race hence the ariel on the trig

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

At the summit of Meall Tairneachan 15/01/12 .

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds
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Recently Climbed By
Barry Kelso on 05 Aug 2018
Neil Woodhead on 05 May 2018

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Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill
by Stevie Yates

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Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
February 19, 2007
April 2006. From Camserney on a good track to the hut east of Loch Farleyer, then to the col east of the mines and along the track to the summit.

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