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Binnein Mor


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.
1130 m (3707 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.
27 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.
Large Peak

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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Binnein Mor, which is the highest of the Mamores, has a S ridge which connects it to Na Gruagaichean via a minor top (1062m).

Binnein Mor has three other ridges, N, NE and ENE which enclose two craggy corries.

Normal ascent is by a scramble up the NE ridge or on the high ridge from Na Gruagaichean. Slopes are moderate but there are many crags.

Hazards you may encounter on Binnein Mor include
 Stony/rocky Slopes 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Binnein Mor.

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 Routes that include Binnein Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1530 m 16.97 km 6 hrs Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean  A moderate route with some exposure on ridges and summit of Na Gruagaichean. Easy access on paths.  

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Binnein Mor

© Martin Grady

Image by Martin Grady

from right Ian,daw,john,kriss,and me at the summit of Binnein Mor 3rd of the day

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Last Munro x 3

© donald brown

Image by donald brown

Me at the summit of Binnein Mor 10/10/2010

© Ian Mather

Image by Ian Mather
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James Corrigan
wrote on
June 6, 2012
Approached from the Lochan at Binnein Beag.There is a choice of taking on a long line of crags to the East or to the West where a steep but grassy slope takes you to the crest of the hill and an Easterly walk up, then gradualy a slight scramble of large boulders to the impressive narrow summit.This is an immense view point with Binnein Beag, dwarfed below but looking very impressive from this vantage point.Ben Nevis and all the hills of Lochaber and Glencoe are in fine view.Sgurr Eilde Mor also looks impressive from here.There is a Westerly connecting ridge to the next Munro Na Gruagaichean.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
September 14, 2009
Ascended directly onto the north ridge (the middle of the three) from the loch below Binnein Beag - it's not as steep as it looks. After an easy level section, the final steepening of the ridge to the summit of Binnein Mor looked intimidating rising out of the mist, but it turned out to be straightforward, with easy routes skirting the tougher scrambling bits - though a touch exposed in places. Fantastic route to the summit of a superb mountain - i'll try a different approach route next time: Spoilt for choice on Binnein Mor!

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