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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.
987 m (3238 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.
158 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.
Adjoining hill (from cona' Mheall)

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
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku

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

Conival and Ben More Assynt are two mountains connected by a high ridge and consequently climbed together.

The summit of Conival sits at the intersection of three ridges. The NW ridge leads to a col connecting to Beinn an Fhurain and it is here that a path ascends from Gleann Dubh giving the most obvious ascent route. The E ridge connects to Ben More Assynt, and a third ridge runs SE to Glen Oykel.

Conival has fairly steep rock and scree covered slopes, hence the crests of the ridges are the easiest routes. The summit is marked by a large cairn.

Hazards you may encounter on Conival include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Conival

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Conival Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Conival.

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 Routes that include Conival
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1285 m 17.45 km 6 hrs Ben More Assynt and Conival  Moderate route with scree and crags.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Conival

 Baggers Gallery for Conival

Two misty climbers -Roy and John. It is us honest.

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Top of Conival 25.10.13

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

me and mick and danny taking the pic at the summit

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

My son Daniel on his 3rd Munro on a cold and sunny day.

© Kevin Mckeown

Image by Kevin Mckeown
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Recently Climbed By
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Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Alan Parker
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Brian Doolan
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Alasdair Cairns
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Graham Gaw
Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Markus Wirth
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by William McGilvray
Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Douglas Mason
Ben More Assynt and Conival
by Phillip Ferguson
Conival and Ben More Assynt
by Brian Howarth

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