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Ben Vuirich


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.
903 m (2962 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.
17 of 222 Corbetts
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 stag roaring

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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Ben Vuirich is a broad sprawling hill with very gentle and potentially boggy slopes to the S and W, but steeper slopes to the N and crags to the E at Carn Dubh (868m).

Ben Vuirich has a short craggy ridge to the E and a long forked ridge running S to Craig Chlacharnach (695m) and Carn Liath (609m).

Hazards you may encounter on Ben Vuirich include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
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.
Picture Gallery for Ben Vuirich

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Ben Vuirich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ben Vuirich.

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 Routes that include Ben Vuirich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 821 m 20.12 km 5.5 hrs Ben Vuirich  A long route mostly on good tracks to an easy ascent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ben Vuirich

 Baggers Gallery for Ben Vuirich

James at the summit shelter with Carn Liath of the Beinn a` Ghlo range to the rear 31/07/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At the large shelter of Beinn Vuirich with Beinn a Ghlo in the background 31/07/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Myself at the Summit Ben Vuirich 6/5/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kevin at summit 10/04/11. I took his photo on my mobile phone as I left camera in the motor home

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Steven Morrice on 30 Aug 2020
Bob Burrell on 12 Jun 2020

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Post a few words about Ben Vuirich or read what others have had to say.

Colin Gagen
wrote on
October 30, 2013
Took me 4 hours from the South. Parked on wide verge / parking space on south side of A924 between phonebox at Dalnavaid and entrance to Clunskea. Started from Tarvie and followed track to hut at 006 665. Headed for Druim Mor, then Carn Dubh then Ben Vuirich. The paths come and go - stick to the higher ground to avoid the peat.
Mike Watson
wrote on
May 10, 2009
Not a desperately exciting hill to climb but it makes up for it with fantastic views from the summit.

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