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An Cliseam (Clisham)
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1023 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
4 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
9.73 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

This route is a circuit of Coire Dubh on easy to moderate grass slopes.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Tarbert on Harris

Take the ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. Follow the A859 NW turning NE to junction with the B887. Proceed NW on B887 to Bun Abhainn Eadarra.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,023 metres. Allow 4 hours to complete this 9.73 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from Bun Abhainn Eadarra on the B887
  NB13110431 Distance
15 m
Follow path NE to lochans
NB13560491 Distance
0.77 km
112 m
Continue N on path
NB13600568 Distance
0.77 km
90 m
Ascend NE to ridge
NB14060602 Distance
0.57 km
200 m
Ascend N to Mo Buidhe
NB14030691 Distance
0.89 km
443 m
Continue NNE to summit of Mulla bho Dheas (743m)
NB14270762 Distance
0.76 km
743 m
Bear E to E top of Mulla bho Dheas
NB14630762 Distance
0.34 km
673 m
Ascend ESE to col then ascent ESE turning SSE to summit of An Cliseam
NB15490730 Distance
0.91 km
799 m
Descend SSE to 400m
NB16220668 Distance
0.96 km
400 m
Bear SW to Tarsabhal (376m)
NB15000562 Distance
1.38 km
376 m
Descend WSW over Creag Ghreinebridh to rejoin approach path
  NB13110431 Distance
2.38 km
15 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

  West Highlands
by Met Office
Sgurr na Banachdich
by Metcheck
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Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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