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Mullach nan Coirean


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.
939 m (3080 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.
236 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.
Summit of the corries

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.

Mullach nan Coirean is the most westerly of the Mamores, connected to its nearest neighbour Stob Ban by its 4.5km winding ESE ridge via an un-named top (917m).

A WSW ridge connects to Meall a Chaorainn (910m). From its N slopes arise two ridges, a long N ridge and a shorter NW ridge. The NW ridge leads to an access track in Coire Deirg leading down to Glen Nevis. The other normal access route is from Stob Ban.

Hazards you may encounter on Mullach nan Coirean include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes 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
Ben Nevis
by Metcheck
Mullach nan Coirean Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mullach nan Coirean.

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 Routes that include Mullach nan Coirean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1438 m 13.56 km 5.5 hrs Stob Ban [Mamores] and Mullach nan Coirean  A moderate climb and interesting ridge walk with excellent views of Ben Nevis.  

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 Baggers Gallery for Mullach nan Coirean

from left ian,daw, kriss, twinks, john and myself at the summit of Mullach nan Coirean

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Graham on 4th September 2011

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Joanne on 4th September 2011

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

On top of Mullach nan Coirean 19th March 2011

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Post a few words about Mullach nan Coirean or read what others have had to say.

James Corrigan
wrote on
July 22, 2012
From the car park at Achriabhach go throught the steel gate and style and up the Forrest track.This winds up until a Cairn is reached.Take this path and through the muddy Forest path until open hillside is reached.A large Deer fence which runs from the Glen all the way to the top of the crest can be followed.From there an easy walk up on to the summit of Mullach nan Coirean.Ben Nevis is very well seen.Its South face not looking as boring as some would suggest.The long sweeping ridge over to Stob Ban offers tremendous views to Glencoe and Grey Corries.Loch Linnie and Ft William are well seen.Only when Stob Ban is reached does the magnificence of Mullach open up.It is a lovely mountain seen from here in its Red coat in contrast to the White quartzite of Stob Ban.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
March 12, 2006
Getting onto the hill from Glen Nevis can be tricky. From the large car park at Achriabhach walk back to the forest and take the path uphill just inside the forest edge to join a forest road at a bend. Follow this towards 135685. Before reaching an open gully, there is a path to the left which leads up through the forest to a stile. Cross the fence onto the open hillside and reach the summit by the north-east ridge.
Andy Ross
wrote on
November 21, 2001
Take the time to walk the ridge from Mullach nan Coirean to Meall a' Chaorainn. This provides an alternative view of both the Mullach and Stob Ban.

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