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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.
807 m (2647 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.
148 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.
Middle 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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Monamenach is the central peak of four in a complex arrangement of ridges. The highest ridge runs SW to Craigenloch Hill (738m) then turns S to terminate in steep craggy slopes.

Two other ridges run NE to Cairn Doos (629m) then ESE to Creag an Torraidh and SW the S to Creahan Caise (664). The E slopes of both these ridges are steep and Craggy.

A path from Auchavan takes you to the 620m SE col and this is the most logical route of ascent.

Hazards you may encounter on Monamenach 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.
Picture Gallery for Monamenach

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 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Broad Cairn
by Metcheck
Monamenach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Monamenach.

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 Routes that include Monamenach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 449 m 4.65 km 2 hrs Monamenach  A short and easy ascent. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Monamenach

 Baggers Gallery for Monamenach

Billy the dog at the top of Monamenach.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean

Fine day with good views, 25.03.11.

© Paul Burgess

Image by Paul Burgess

Myself on a very windy summit Monamenach 13/03/10. Done this after The Goet (Glen Clova) in the morning.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Summit Monamenach 15/07/09

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Jonathan Small on 01 Aug 2018
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Post a few words about Monamenach or read what others have had to say.

Ian Johnston
wrote on
January 11, 2007
The ascent from Auchavan (limited parking) is easy and quick. A much more satisfying day can be had by continuing over Black Hill and up onto Creag Leachach, across to Glas Maol and then returning via the Monega path over Monega Hill and down to Glen Isla. One Corbett, two Munros and a great day (20 km and 1215m ascent - took me a little over six hours on a blustery winter day).

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 15 May 2016 auchavan circuit Richard Humble Monamenach and Mealna Letter Not Yet Rated
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