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Name:An Cliseam [Clisham]
Hill number:1587
Height:799m / 2621ft
RHB Section:24B: Harris and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
County (CoA):Western Isles (CoA)
Island:Lewis and Harris
Maritime area:West of Tarbert, Harris
Watershed:Long Island
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,CoU,CoA,SIB,Y,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NB 15488 07288
Summit feature:rock outcrop supporting trig point in wind shelter
Drop:799m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 13 14
(1:25k) 456
Observations:rock 25m NNW at NB 15476 07312 is as high; cairn 120m NNW at NB 15442 07392 is several metres lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Western Isles (1974) administrative county top
  • Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 335 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Tomnaval working my way from the bealach across the NE face to ascend by the path from the S. Always intended, this route gave shelter from a gale at altitude. I had to work hard to keep my balance on the SE ridge (path) and, like most on the hill today, didn't attempt the horseshoe- which looked wonderful. Managed to find shelter to enjoy the fine summit and very good views of all the Harris mountainspwheeler13/05/2019
Walk highlands route for this county top, three and a quarter miles. Done whilst walking the Hebridean way which runs twenty minutes walk away along the main road from tarbet to stornoway from the crossroad to Maurig.WAYNE ROWLETT10/05/2019
Debs & Talisker, out and back to Mulla bho DheasMountain Goat28/09/2018
With Sue from carpark at the bridge, followed Abhainn Mha'raigh then SW shoulder to summit. Very boggy and wet hoping for break in weather for views. Interesting summit cairn.Frank07/09/2018
With Neil and Skyelauraann05/06/2018
LAMM 2018 - B Class - Day 1gandrew01/06/2018
3 of 9: Clisham horseshoe in 5h10. Ascent of grassy gully topping out just N of summit.ajwxyzt16/05/2018
With Chris, straight up and down after bike ride.Grinner21/04/2018
Parked by Abhainn Sgaladall bridge and then up via Tomnabhal with steep pull up to summit. Intermittent views through patchy cloud. Carried on round rest of Glenn Sgaladall horseshoe with improving views and rising temperatures:22degrees back at car.MichaelF23/07/2017
CJM23/07/2017
From S, then over to Sgaoth Aird. After a minute on top, cloud came in. Hung around for 40 mins. 10 mins after leaving summit, clear top again. 3/8 cloud, good / poor vis, NE F3-4. 20C. Alone.CJM22/07/2017
Quick up and down in the mist and drizzle - one of 2 rainy days on our 3 week trip to Skye & the Outer Hebrides!signyred10/05/2017
MMC walk with Rob Wight, Ron Dorn and Kevin Murray. Parking by old bridge at 200m, straight up to Clisham, over horseshoe, down to loch, over bealach and back to car. Windy with low cloud from 500m. 7 hoursalexmaclennan17/09/2016
Climbed with Mum and Dad as part of DMC trip to Harris. Dry day, top was in cloudelectricfox04/09/2016
Climbed from Tomnabhal with A, picking our way up to the main ridge path. Stunning views on a very clear day across to mainland and south across the islands and out to St Kilda. Spent a good while at summit trying to identify all the mountains we could see.PeterD19/07/2016
With G. From parking (NB 174 058) on paths (intermittent) direct to summit and back.RT197030/05/2016
From CP at 174057, then per Walk Highlands' direct route. Clear sunny day but V windy. Great views. 90 mins up, 60 mins down, 30 minutes on top enjoying the hill.Crib Goch13/05/2016
1&4 of 4: Out from Mharaig Bridge CP. Back from Mulla-fo-Dheas.ChrisR10/05/2016
Good weather conditions for a fine circuit of the Clisham horseshoe with Jon Glew. Found a good direct line down to Tomnabhal between the crags and past the last two patches of snow.Alex C08/05/2016
Circular walk with Alex C. Cloud cleared to a fine day with expected views. 7 hllls bagged, even if 1 was a sSim.jonglew08/05/2016
[Revisit] Maraig RJ to Ardvourlie. Last few hundred feet very much in winter condition still (although washed away a couple of days later)- climb from ENE was increasingly precarious.Smudge30/04/2016
Route taken to An Cliseam was along Gleann Sgaladail and taking in Mullach an Langa, Mulla bho Thuath and Mulla bho Dheas.knarf04/06/2015
From 174057, parking shown on map. LHS of burn, stay with the burn until it crosses the river, then a trod upwards. Dry, cloud above 730m, calm, no views.iangalbraith21/09/2014
A stiff climb on a clear sunny day after arriving on the 11:20 ferry.Dugswell211/09/2014
Solo.very heavy rain and poor visibility. Three others shared top and descended via route to second parking. My line of ascent and descent followed the burn from other parking, then traversed moor to East Ridge.iredale07/08/2014
East to west traverse of North Harris mountains with Franni Baggins starting at Bunavoneadar and finishing at Bedersaig. Followed on to Uisgnaval Mor via fantastic narrow ridge to Mulla-fo-thuath.raffemeister26/05/2014
Enjoy these island hills. All peaks give good views. Must come back sometime to do some more walking here as so quiet. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes10/03/2014
Car park at Maaruig bridge on the A859 (173058) Follow faint path alongside river for a while & then head up SE ridge to the summit Reverse. (Solo)gerrybowes30/05/2013
Climbed from the South East, took an hour to the summit. Still patches of snow down to 550 metres. Great views.isabelle07/05/2013
With: hb; Walked up from carpark by Abhainn Mharaig in fairly direct line to summit. Passed group of four who met us again in summit shelter. Limited distant views due to cloudbase though summit was clear. Returned by similar route.Ian Baines07/05/2013
First hill for me. In fine clear weather, up through some snow from 100m below the top. Amazingly exhilarating to reach the top, to the point that I'm still doing them. Five ascents in 2013.dandaran25/02/2013
Alone. Hazel part waySpudGunn03/10/2012
with renee from A859 after bus from tarbert.robertphillips14/07/2012
KeithByTheC20/06/2012
With Mora, from parking area on the A859 at nb 174058BLACKHILL12/06/2012
Did this with Jo on our first trip to Lewis and Harris. Fantastic hill with stunning views!custard9905/06/2012
selfdavidsbatty17/05/2012
W Jenx from GR160052, old road by Lochna Ciste. Direct line up hill over SronCarsacleit and steep southern slopes to near summit. Grand views through mist from impressive trig bunker, and further to West from cairn. Back down East ridge and across low cornordicstar11/04/2012
Davy, Susan, Katherine and dogsalexmaclennan01/07/2011
Solo tripInvicta1423/06/2011
petey19/05/2011
a proposed horseshoe of the clisham ridge ended up being just a summit grab. weather you just wouldnt believe for mid summer. hail, snow, driving rain and high winds urggh. no views!stig_nest28/05/2010
Climbed with Jim Bull, Al Cromb and Dave Kaye from car park on the Tarbert / Stornaway road.dscargill09/05/2010
A terrific day out on the Allt Tomnabhal horseshow.huwthomas14/08/2009
MC JC. Misty and cold From Maruig Bridge.Martin6605/05/2009
Trig revisit. Best day all week but a few clouds around and a cold wind. Came round via Stulaval. Fine rocky summit, unmistakeable profile although a bit of a lump compared with its two Corbett Tops. Limped down with a L footstrain nicely balanced by a sore R knee :-(RHW08/04/2009
As Ralph Storer walk.mindlessflogger15/08/2008
With AP, staying for a couple of days on Harris. Fairly easy walk but wild - saw golden plover.douglas_easton17/07/2008
From car park at NB173057 to NB131042. Retrieved car by thumbing a lift.summitsup04/06/2008
Good weather climbbolton27/05/2008