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Beinn nan Aighenan


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.
960 m (3149 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.
196 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 hinds

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.

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  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn nan Aighenan is a remote hill at the head of Glen Kinglass. It has moderately steep slopes with rocky outcrops and some craggy areas, especially the N face.

Beinn nan Aighenan can be accessed from Glen Etive over the bealach between Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor then up the rocky NW ridge to the summit.

It can also be accessed via path from Loch Tulla in the E (parking available at Victoria Bridge) then up the rocky E ridge to the summit. Either route entails navigating between rocky outcrops but scrambling can be avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn nan Aighenan include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Cruachan
by Metcheck
Beinn nan Aighenan Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn nan Aighenan.

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 Routes that include Beinn nan Aighenan
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1400 m 15.96 km 5.5 hrs Beinn nan Aighenan  Moderate route to craggy mountain that requires care in poor visibility.  

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Beinn nan Aighenan Oct'14

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

me at the top of Beinn nan Aighenan

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

A fairly poor camera phone shot of Molly at the top, me having forgotten my proper camera, even although the weather was glorious. :0/ April '09.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Me and Oscar on summit. 2/01/09.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Beinn nan Aighenan
by Doug Tulloch
Beinn nan Aighenan
by Philip McLoone
Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn Mhor
by William McGilvray
Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn Mhor
by Graham McIlhinney
Beinn nan Aighenan
by Kenny Mcneill
Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn Mhor
by Paul Buchanan

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James Corrigan
wrote on
June 16, 2011
Included Beinn nan Aighenan with Ben Starav and Clas Beinn Mhor.This hill was next and from the desent of Starav.The Belach at the head of Allt Mheuran looks like the obvious place to drop 300ft to an option of 2 paths.The further away one is the one to take.This takes you further down with the steep rocky looking climb ahead.The main distraction is the magnificent view over to Ben Cruachan and the Cruachan Horeshoe.A great walk completed last year..Soon the going eases off and it`s straight forward but still rocky to the top for the views of the peaks of Ben Starav and the now mighty looking Glas Bhienn Mhor Northwards.Heading down and back the same way to Bealach for Glas Bheinn Mhor.It is the only way if you are parked in Glen Etive.Do not descend North slopes of Glas Bheinn Mhor as its very steep and rough.Instead take the long and often boggy/rocky path down via Allt Mheuran
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 25, 2007
Black Mount Estate; permitted route during stalking 1st August to 20th October 2007, including weekends. North ridge only, reached from the ridge between Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor.
Joseph Buchanan
wrote on
October 17, 2005
Climed along with Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor on a clear Octobers day with good views but against a strong wind. Had the image of the picture of Beinn nan Aighenan from the SMC guide in my mind. That picture does not do this mountain justice. Long hard but rewarding day. Be carefull crossing any of the burns as the stones are covered with thick sliperry moss. We were on the east bank of Alt Mheuran only about 30m above sea level and 100 m from the bridge, when my wife slipped crossing a small tributary and slid 10m down a 45┬░slope. Luckily she had only minor cuts and bruises.

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