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Beinn a' Chleibh


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.
916 m (3005 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.
281 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 chest

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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn a' Chleibh, one of the smallest Munros, is linked to the magnificent Ben Lui by a 1.6km ridge that separates Coire Annaich from Fionn Choirein.

This mountain is almost always climbed from Ben Lui on this ridge. Beinn a' Chleibh has a craggy top, especially on the N and NE slopes and the ascent is steep in places.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Chleibh include
 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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn a Chleibh
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Chleibh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Chleibh.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Chleibh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1400 m 24.08 km 7.5 hrs Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh  This is the best route to Ben Lui the ascent from Coire Gaothach is steep but not difficult, however, Stob Garbh is difficult when there is ice on the tops.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn a' Chleibh

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Chleibh

Summit 02-12-12

© Alan Cantwell

Image by Alan Cantwell

Calum H and me at the summit.

© Derrick Reid

Image by Derrick Reid

On summit of Beinn a' Chleibh with Ben Lui's less spectacular face in the background.

© Ian Nixon

Image by Ian Nixon

beinn a'chleibh

© Colin Mochan

Image by Colin Mochan
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Beinn a' Chleibh
by Philip McLoone
Beinn a' Chleibh and Ben Lui
by Alan Parker
Beinn Dubhchraig, Ben Oss, Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh
by Stephen Maddocks
Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh
by Brendan Waters

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Andrew Blair
wrote on
July 23, 2009
19/08/2006 - Climbed with my 3 brothers and 9 year old nephew from A85 - waded across River Lochy. Dry, hazy day turned showery but we enjoyed good views at summit. Nice, easy climb - even for the wee man.

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