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Braigh nan Uamhachan


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.
765 m (2509 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.
216 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.
Brae of the caves

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

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

Braigh nan Uamhachan, one of the smallest Corbetts, lies to the E of Gleann Dubh Lighe opposite Streap (Corbett).

It is the highest point on a well defined ridge running NNE from Na h-Uamhachan (691m) over Sron Liath (683m) and Braigh nan Uamhachan, beyond which the ridge turns E to Gualann nan Osna (542m) which connects to Gaor Bheinn (Munro).

Braigh nan Uamhachan is usually ascended via its long SSW ridge from Gleann Dubh Lighe.

Hazards you may encounter on Braigh nan Uamhachan include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Braigh nan Uamhachan Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Braigh nan Uamhachan.

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 Routes that include Braigh nan Uamhachan
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1231 m 18.40 km 6 hrs Braigh nan Uamhachan  Excellent high level ridge walk.  

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Myself and Alan Campbell at the Summit Braigh nan Uamhachan 31/03/2013 ( Easter Sunday) Great place to roll your Easter eggs

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kevin at summit 11/06/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself at summit Braigh nan Uamhachan 11/06/11. after walking to Streap we descended to lochan and took in this Corbett as well. Big days walk but well worth the effort. Took us 9hrs 10 mins all in.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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