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Meallach Mhor


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.
769 m (2522 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.
210 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.
Large hump

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

Meallach Mhor is broad rounded hill, with easy slopes and hardly a crag to be seen, but its remote location makes for a big day.

The main mass lies E-W with two tops, Meallach Mhor to the W and Meall an Dubh-chadha to the E.

From Meallach Mhor a minor ridge runs W towards Bhran Cottage (the normal ascent) and a much longer ridge runs NW to a third top Meallach Beag (695m) then W to An Stac, the only crag.

Hazards you may encounter on Meallach Mhor include
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
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Carn Dearg
by Metcheck
Meallach Mhor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meallach Mhor.

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 Routes that include Meallach Mhor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 540 m 25.33 km 6.5 hrs Meallach Mhor  This is a long approach ( best cycled) to an easy ascent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meallach Mhor

 Baggers Gallery for Meallach Mhor

Me at summit Meallach Mhor after having climbed Leathad an Taobhain 19/05/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kevin summit Meallach Mhor 10/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself summit Meallach Mhor 10/07/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Bill Gordon with his collie Bel at the cairn of Meallach Mhor.

© Graham Young

Image by Graham Young
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Richard Humble on 28 May 2018

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