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Beinn Liath Mhor


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.
926 m (3038 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.
258 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.
Big grey 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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Beinn Liath Mhor is one of three Munros, between Glen Torridon and Glen Carron.

Beinn Liath Mhor is an elongated mountain with a single long ridge, WNW to ESE. The path from Achnashellach branches at Drochaide Coire Laire to give access to both ends of the ridge making for an easy traverse.

The normal ascent route is from the N branch of the path onto the E slopes, WNW to minor top (876m) then continue WNW ridge to summit. A descent can be made W then SW from summit but this requires scrambling, and the route may be difficult to find.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Liath Mhor include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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
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West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn Liath Mhor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Liath Mhor.

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 Routes that include Beinn Liath Mhor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1406 m 15.79 km 5.5 hrs Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor  Moderate route with rocky ascents and descents and unbridged stream to cross.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Liath Mhor

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Liath Mhor

Darcy On her third Munro

© Gordon Yates

Image by Gordon Yates

Eileen at summit cairn with Maol Chean-dearg in the background. Fantastic scenery. 23/09/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit of Beinn Liath Mhor. Sgorr Ruadh to the left in the background and Maol Chean- dearg peeking up to the right. 23/09/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Terry & Charlie at the Cairn.

© donald brown

Image by donald brown
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Beinn Liath Mhor
by Alan Parker
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Doug Tulloch
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Neil Cuthbert
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Geoffrey Alexander
Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl
by Alasdair Cairns
Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh
by Kenny Mcneill

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Sc Joss
wrote on
April 20, 2011
Cross railiway line, follow track, take left hand junction, follow this path until you find a post indicating a path off to left. this is an excellent path maintined by a hillwalking club. The third cairn marked junction takes you onto to the end of the hill. with a nice walk along the ridge. the route off the end beyond the summit can be a bit tricky to pick out through the rocks but there are small carins marking the way.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
June 19, 2007
Although the ascent of the eastern slopes of the east top looks steep on the map, there is actually a very clear path branching off at a cairn from the approach path from Achnashellach. Descending from the Munro summit to the west, first steep craggy drop-off - head directly down the middle of the ridge to pick up a path that slips deviously down amongst the rocks.
Jon Mace
wrote on
October 4, 2004
This area south of Glen Torridon is superb, somehow neat, clean rocky lochans, white quartzite sweeping slopes and great views esp from the lower peaks, sit for hours on the tops. Access routes from the north are a pleasure and full of interest whilst from the south coire lair and the mainreachen buttress tempt you to have an easy day low down taking in the sights. Beinn Liath Mhor has the neatest summit cairn I've seen, a mini version of the conical shape of the summit from the north side.
Geo Ferguson
wrote on
September 8, 2003
Slight change to the start of this route. The guidebooks instruct you to head SW along the line to a cottage for the path into Coire Lair. A sign at the station requests that you DO NOT walk along the rail line but to cross over. Do this and follow the track opposite, up to a junction of paths. Take the left-hand route for about 400 metres, to NG997486. A cairn marks a path branching off to the left which will join the path coming up from the cottage.
Mairi Mackenzie
wrote on
May 7, 2002
The views over to Torridon from the summit of this mountain make it all worthwhile....just breathtaking

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 27 Dec 2012 Beinn Liath Mohr Gerard Horstman Beinn Liath Mhor Not Yet Rated
2 23 Mar 2013 Coulin Deer Forest Patrick Adamson Maol Chean-Dearg, Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl
3 04 Jun 2014 Beinn Liath Mhor Mark Cullen Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh Not Yet Rated
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