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Glas Leathad Mor (Ben Wyvis)


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.
1046 m (3431 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.
85 of 282 Munros
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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.
Big green slope (Terrible hill)

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.

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  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Ben Wyvis lies far to the E of the other northern Munros but is large enough to offer an excellent day out. From the A835 to the W it appears as flat topped mountain with grass slopes, however some of its E facing slopes form deep craggy corries.

The broad summit ridge runs from An Cabar (950m) 2.2km NE to the summit of Glas Leathad Mor, then turns SE to An t-Socach (1006m) which has crags on its E slopes. From the summit a ridge continues 1km NNE to a col then curves NW to Tom a' Choinnich. The E slopes of this ridge are again steep and craggy.

Midway between An Cabar and Glas Leathad Mor a broad ridge descends gently to the SE but has crags on its NE face. The slopes are otherwise fairly steep grass. Usual ascent route is the W ridge of An Gabar and the summit plateau.

Hazards you may encounter on Glas Leathad Mor include
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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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  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 922 m 12.88 km 4.5 hrs Glas Leathad Mor  Easy walk in, followed by a steep ascent to summit plateau and then another easy walk to the summit.  

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Carlo at the top.

© domenico pocai

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Andrew law at the summit on 19/4/15

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

Me and Andrew Law 19th April 2015

© Eddie Robb

Image by Eddie Robb

Me and Billy at the top of Ben Wyvis.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean
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Alan McIntyre
wrote on
May 24, 2012
A great day out. There is a new car park. Follow the obvious path and then turn right through the gate and continue on the path. The NTS have built what can only be described as stairs about 3/4 of the way up. It looks like they will continue this work all the way to the first top. Please stick to the path after this as they are trying to re-plant the moss and prevent further damage to the hill side.
Barry Lewis
wrote on
August 25, 2009
Though the path up An Cabar is of good quality, there is little feeling of wilderness about the tourist route up the hill. For this reason I recommend avoiding the crowds on the descent, by continuing to the col before Tom a Choinnuch, contouring around to its WSW ridge. Descend the heather and moss slope, boggy in places, to where the forest fence crosses Allt a Gharbh Bhaid (a stile has been provided) follow faint path along river bank to forestry-road bridge, cross bridge and follow road SW for 1km to join ascent route and short walk to carpark. Descent is longer, harder but NOT sterile.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
August 11, 2009
Climbed on 9/8/09. Staying in Inverness I headed out to what would be my most northern climb to date. The path is excellent - easy going to the foot of An Cabar, then a series of boulder steps up the steep west face. From An Cabar to Glas Leathad Mor is a very pleasant walk, almost horizontal at times. I met several walkers on the ridge and I asked many if they knew the name of a distinctive looking hill way off in the distance to the NW - I have since discovered that it was Cul Mor. The summit was the calmest I've been at, which unfortunately meant midges and a couple of wasps!
Bobby Mcginty
wrote on
March 22, 2009
My brother Jimmy and I climbed Ben Wyvis on a hot, sunny day on 20th March 2009, 17 degrees! An excellent path starts from the clearly signed car park on the A835, which is not far from Garve. The path leads you through a glen and eventualy up a ziz zag path to the top of An Caber . It was a steep but pleasant climb, and once at the top of An Caber the summit of Ben Wyvis was clearly seen. From An Caber to the summit of Ben Wyvis there is a clear path, which can be easily followed and is by no way a strenuous climb. We returned back down by the same route. We then stayed overnight at the Aultguish Inn on the A835, recently taken over by Dario & Lesley, excellant hosts and an idea place to stay for climbing the Fannichs, Beinn Dearg and surrounding Munros. Refurbished Bunkhouse will open at Easter 2009. Food and location first class, the perfect place to relax after a day on the hills!
Andrew Bassett
wrote on
May 8, 2006
We climbed Glas Leathad Mor on a lovely sunny day in May. An excellent path starts at the clearly signed car park, which is situated not far from Garve. The path leads you to the top of An Caber which in part is a steep but pleasant climb. Once at the top of An Caber the summit of Ben Wyvis can be seen. From An Caber to the summit of Ben Wyvis the route can be followed and is by no way a strenuous climb. Best route is to come back the way you came. We made the mistake of continuing, which meant an extremely long walk back through rocky terrain, marshland and pine forest.

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