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Meall Lighiche


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.
772 m (2532 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.
204 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 doctor

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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

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

Meall Lighiche has a curved summit ridge running from Meall Lighiche in the W to Creag Bhan in the E. From Meall Lighiche, a broad ridge runs W to Meall an Aodainn (678m) at the head of Glen Creran and from Creag Bhan a second ridge runs N into Gleann Leac-na-muidhe.

These two ridges offer alternative ascent routes, with the N ridge being the conventional route. Whilst the extremities of the ridges are craggy, Meall Lighiche itself is relatively crag free apart from the summit which is more rocky.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Lighiche include
 Crags near summit.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Bidean nan Bian
by Metcheck
Meall Lighiche Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Lighiche.

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 Routes that include Meall Lighiche
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 725 m 10.07 km 3.5 hrs Meall Lighiche  Good approach route to base of hill followed by a short sharp ascent Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall Lighiche

 Baggers Gallery for Meall Lighiche

Me at the cairn of Meall Lighiche on a cold day. 13/06/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit cairn 13/06/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Myself and Alan Campbell at Summit 23/01/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Myself on the Summit 31/10/2010

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett
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Recently Climbed By
Robert Healey on 25 Feb 2018
allison mackay on 29 Nov 2017

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Meall Lighiche and Sgor na h-Ulaidh
by Philip McLoone
Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Meall Lighiche
by Douglas Mason
Meall Lighiche
by Stevie Yates

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James Corrigan
wrote on
July 31, 2011
Started from a lay by on the A82 just beyond the exit for Clachaig Inn.Walked to a bridge on the road and then sharp left up a farm track.There are Highland Cattle on the loose here but they were ok.Meall Mor was the first target of the day.Rising steeply up its face from this track.The views are superb down the A82.Meall Lighiche comes well in to view about half way up.After summiting Meall Mor it was on wards to a big drop in to the valley over rough ground and over a few Burns.Eventualy got on the right side of Allt na-muidhe and on to a good track that takes you out to the main route for Sgorr na h-Ulaidh.Headed South here and up grass slopes to a small Cairn.Going west for about half a mile and met a line of iron fence posts.Steep up to the flat slab and the cairn.Views to Beinn a Beither and Sgor na h-Ulaidh and so many more over at The Mamores.Bidean.Aonach Eagach and the striking looking Sgorr a Choise.If doing Sgor na-h Ulaidh next, connect on the high col.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
January 4, 2007
Really worthwhile nipping up this hill during the ascent of neighbouring Munro Sgor na h-Ulaidh. The view from Meall Lighiche proved very beneficial in spotting a good route through the craggy slopes of the Munro above the bealach the two peaks share.

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