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Meall na Teanga


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.
918 m (3011 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.
275 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.
Rounded hill of the tongue

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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

Meall na Teanga is a complex steep sided mountain with many ridges and corries. Three short ridges run NNW, NE to Meall Dubh, and SE.

The ascent from Cam Bealach is normally from the col between Meall na Teanga and Meall Dubh up the NE ridge.

A SW ridge runs between Coire Lochain and Coire Odhar Beag then splits W to Meall Odhar and S to Meall Coire Lochain. From both these tops ridges continue SW with gentle to moderate slopes down to Gleann Cia-aig.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall na Teanga include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn a Chaorainn
by Metcheck
Meall na Teanga Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall na Teanga.

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 Routes that include Meall na Teanga
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1620 m 17.08 km 6.5 hrs Sron a' Choire Ghairbh and Meall na Teanga  Moderate route with good approach routes on tracks/paths. Steep ascents but no scrambling required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall na Teanga

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John Forster and Roy Ashman still in the wind and snow.

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

the lads from the club at the summit

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Licked the 'Tongue'!

© Andrew Jackson

Image by Andrew Jackson

Meall na Teanga on 28th june 2009...warm....NOT!

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
August 23, 2007
Climbing Meall na Teanga on its own I feel makes for one of the easiest routes you will find in terms of both navigation and physical exertion. Had zero visibility at 800m and above but makes a good afternoon outing with it taking no more than 4.5 hours.
Ian Munro
wrote on
July 16, 2006
Climbed on a cloudless day of baking heat with a swarm of clegs for company. Ascended directly up the steep grass slopes at the end of the forest around Allt Cia-aig. Quite a slog, but worth it for the fabulous views all around. The north face of the Ben dominated to the south. Despite heat haze, we made out around 50 Munros without trying too hard. The paths between Allt Cia-aig and the Cam Bealach are at best indistinct and hard to find.
Paul Richardson
wrote on
February 21, 2006
Well I've tried to reach this summit twice! Once we did the companion, but were driven to return down the glen by fierce winds, then a couple of years later we tried the same route, and were almost avalanched off the N steeps of Meall na Teanga. Hoping we might succeed this March but probably via the southern approach this time!
Ivor Bennett
wrote on
December 15, 2001
We'd done its neighbour Sron a' Choire Garbh previously and were looking forward to this one. We were hit with a heavy downpour as we reached the col between the two but it lifted to allow us fabulous views from the top. With a name like this, is this the only Hawaian Munro?!

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