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Beinn Bheoil


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.
1019 m (3343 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.
112 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.
Hill of the mouth

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Beinn Bheoil is an elongated mountain, orientated SSW to NNE, separating Ben Alder from Loch Ericht. The E slopes fall steeply to Loch Ericht and are mostly craggy.

The W slopes are steep and craggy where they overlook Lochan Bhealach Bheithe but to the N they become moderate to easy.

Access routes are the W slopes of Sron Dreineach to the NNW and from Bealach Breabag up the W slopes of Sron Coire na h-Iolaire to the SSW.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bheoil include
 Steep 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.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Beinn Bheoil
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Beinn Bheoil Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bheoil.

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 Routes that include Beinn Bheoil
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1819 m 46.70 km 12.5 hrs Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil  This long route (with some scrambling) is more of an expedition. If you cycle to Loch Pattack the remaining route is 7h, 22km, ascent 917m which can be completed on a long summer day. Otherwise take a tent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Bheoil

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Bheoil

Two old gentlemen - Roy and John - sit in the sun.

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Me and Owen in cloud on the summit of Beinn Bheoil, 22nd April 2011

© Michael Hill

Image by Michael Hill

At the top of Beinn Bheoil 22/04/2011

© john wells

Image by john wells

At the summit Cairn with Wee Fernie and Ben Alder behind. 27th June 2010

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge
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Alex Bryce
wrote on
March 6, 2007
Accessed hill by cutting straight up to summit ridge (to point 1 kilometre north of the summit cairn) with very little difficulty. Descent northeast down corrie was also straightforward. Track along Loch Ericht north to Ben Alder Lodge was excellent with newly built bridges across all the streams.

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