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Leum Uilleim


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.
909 m (2982 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.
12 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.
William's leap

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.

Leum Uilleim is a remote hill to the N on Rannoch Moor, SW of Corrour Railway Station and there are no roads to give easy access.

Leum Uilleim is a rough rocky hill connected to Bheinn a' Bhric by a high col (795m). The NE ridges of Leum Uilleim and Bheinn a' Bhric provide the obvious routes from Corrour and a circuit of Coir' a' Bhric Beag is recommended.

The crags on Leum Uilleim are easily bypassed.

Hazards you may encounter on Leum Uilleim include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Beag
by Metcheck
Leum Uilleim Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Leum Uilleim.

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 Routes that include Leum Uilleim
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 582 m 10.12 km 3.5 hrs Leum Uilleim  This hill requires a long walk in if you do not use the train, and coming from the station you approach the craggy side of the hills which is more impressive. The route avoids most of the crags.  

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 Baggers Gallery for Leum Uilleim

top of Leum Uilleim 8th July 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

myself at the Summit 05/03/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Leum Uilleim 05/03/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Heading towards Corrour Station

© Steve Marlow

Image by Steve Marlow
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WILLIAM BISHOP on 21 Jul 2022
Stephen Lynch on 11 Apr 2022

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Leum Uilleim
by Gary Wales

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Alex Bryce
wrote on
October 9, 2006
Super little ascent from Corrour station, though less super is boggy conditions! Wait for a frost or a prolonged dry spell to make the approach bog-hopping less taxing. A great vantage point to enjoy the solitude of Rannoch Moor and view the neighbouring glamorous Munros. The path from the station leading to the foot of the ridge is intermittent, and once on the ridge no path is necessary. An excellent introduction to winter walking, with the east ridge giving the hill a flavour of a real mountain, especially under snow.

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