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Na Gruagaichean


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.
1056 m (3464 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.
74 of 282 Munros
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.
The maidens

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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Na Gruagaichean, in the heart of the Mamores, is a double topped mountain at the intersection of three ridges, the S top being the higher and therefore the summit.

The narrow NE ridge connects to Binnean Mor via a minor top (1062m), the narrow WNW ridge to Stob Coire a Chairn (981m) where a path ascends from Coire na Ba. A third ridge S leads to steep slopes overlooking Kinlochleven.

Na Gruagaichean has a stony and, in places, craggy summit. Normal access is via the WNW or NE ridges.

Hazards you may encounter on Na Gruagaichean include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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
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Aonach Beag
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Na Gruagaichean.

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 Routes that include Na Gruagaichean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1575 m 13.98 km 5.5 hrs Na Gruagaichean, Am Bodach and Stob Coire a' Chairn  A steep ascent followed by an excellent ridge walk covering three of the Mamores.  
2 1530 m 16.97 km 6 hrs Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean  A moderate route with some exposure on ridges and summit of Na Gruagaichean. Easy access on paths.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Na Gruagaichean

 Baggers Gallery for Na Gruagaichean

Me & Ted 15.05.13.

© Paul Burgess

Image by Paul Burgess

from right me ,kriss, john,ian,and daw, at the summit of Na Gruagaichean 4th top of the day views were amazing all day and so was the company,back down now for a well deserved beer and a chat about the days walk,

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Halloween day on Na Gruagaichean

© mackenzie barker

Image by mackenzie barker

Joyce on top of Na Gruigachean, looking back at the summit 'tent' of Binnein Mor.

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro
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Russell Mullen
wrote on
April 18, 2011
Last Munro on a round of all 4 of the Eastern Mamores (anti-clockwise from Mamore Lodge), 9hrs in total! Legs were not up to ascent of north top, so descended south into Coire na Ba from the col between to two. Easy descent and the path to Mamore Loadge was piced up without difficulty. A welcome time saver at the end of a long but worthwhile day.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
September 14, 2009
The continuation to Na GRU-yachan (as Claire pronounces it!) is very easy from Binnein Mor, barely any up and down required, a rarity in the Mamores really. The enjoyably slender east ridge is easy, as is the south ridge, the latter a gand highway with tremendous views all round, especially along Loch Leven. The south ridge was pathless and tough on tired joints, but the paths above Mamore Lodge are quality and lead back to the car park OK.

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