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Carn na Nathrach


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.
786 m (2578 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.
182 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.
Cairn of adders

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Carn na Nathrach lies in the middle of a long ridge that runs W from Sron Beinne Mheadhoin (nose of the middle hill) over Carn na Nathrach and Beinn Mheadhoin to taper gently downwards as it turns WSW.

This long ridge is the obvious ascent route from Kinlochan in the W, but its lower slopes are forested. There are several minor ridges on Carn na Nathrach's craggy northern slopes, and these are best avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn na Nathrach include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags 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.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Nevis
by Metcheck
Carn na Nathrach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn na Nathrach.

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 Routes that include Carn na Nathrach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 874 m 18.22 km 5.5 hrs Carn na Nathrach  Easy ridge walk but forest to be navigated. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn na Nathrach

 Baggers Gallery for Carn na Nathrach

Myself, David Peden and Kevin Yancouskie summit Carn na Nathrac 07/07/2012, after Sgurr Dhomhnuill

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Carn na Nathrach
by Doug Tulloch
Carn na Nathrach
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Carn na Nathrach or read what others have had to say.

Alan Puckrin
wrote on
April 2, 2016
Look for the cairn at the high point on the forestry road for the route through dense forestry if ascending the long west ridge from Kinlochan. After this it is a pleasant rising route to the cairn some 2 miles along the ridge.

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