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Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry]


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.
931 m (3054 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.
249 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.
Speckled hill

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
  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Beinn Bhreac is a twin peaked hill at the southern limit of the Moine Bhealaidh, a featureless moorland plateau at 850m altitude. Of the twin peaks, which are gentle rises of similar height, it is the E peak which is the higher by 4m.

The E slopes into Dubh Ghleann are steep and in places rocky, as are those to the W beyond Craig Derry, but to the SW slopes are of moderate to gentle incline leading towards Derry Lodge.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry] include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Derry Cairngorm
by Metcheck
Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry].

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 Routes that include Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1130 m 29.68 km 8 hrs Beinn a' Chaorainn [Glen Derry] and Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry]  This moderate route to two of the central Cairngorms requires endurance. The Moine Bhealach can be heavy going in wet weather. N.B. The route time can be shortened by cycling to Derry Lodge.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry]

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry]

Myself and Fern at the top of Beinn Bhreac with Beinn a` Chaorain in the background 3rd April 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Top of Beinn Bhreac 09.10.09

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Annemarie and Noah at the summit on 26/10/09 with no sign of the promised ' glimpses of sunshine '

© Margaret Spalding

Image by Margaret Spalding

October on Beinn Bhreac ...worth the views of Lochnagar.....

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Stewart Balmer on 09 Oct 2020
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Kathleen Haddow
wrote on
August 1, 2004
Climbed this with Beinn a'Chaorainn thinking it would be a nice summer walk. It was, and then some! Be prepared to have sore feet by the end of it. We didn't have bikes with us but it's a really easy cycle from the Linn of Dee car park to Derry Lodge, a total saving of 10km on the feet and a couple of hours walking.

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