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Beinn Mheadhonach


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.
901 m (2956 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.
20 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.
Middle 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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Beinn Mheadhonach is a long narrow hill, sandwiched between two deep glens, Gleann Diridh and Gleann Mhairc. Its lateral slopes are much steeper to the S, although the long S ridge offers an easy ascent.

It has two tops with Beinn Mheadhonach lying in the middle of the mountain mass and Carn a ' Chiaraidh (870m) to the N. To The N it opens onto high undulating moorland with no easy approach route.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Mheadhonach include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
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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Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn Mheadhonach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Mheadhonach.

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 Routes that include Beinn Mheadhonach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 837 m 21.77 km 6 hrs Beinn Mheadhonach  Longish route in which can be cycled as far as Gilbert's Bridge, leading to an easy ascent up ridge Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Mheadhonach

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Mheadhonach

Me at the summit cairn of Beinn Mheadhonach. 12/05/2012

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

me at the Summit of Beinn Mheadhonach16/09/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at true summit Beinn Mheadhonach according to GPS and larger cairn but smaller cairn along the ridge says that was true summit according to OS map 16/09/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Lynda at summit Beinn Mheadhonach 7th June 2008

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Recently Climbed By
Stephen Ferrie on 21 Jul 2019

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Beinn Mheadhonach
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Beinn Mheadhonach
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Mike Watson
wrote on
October 11, 2009
Climbed from the stalkers track near Elrig and onto the south ridge. Returned via the surprisingly interesting Glen Diridh. The land rover track at Elrig also goes all the way to Scheichechan bothy but is only marked on recent 1:25000 maps.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
July 11, 2006
The best way to climb this hill is to combine it with near-by Munro Carn a'Chlamain making for a nice circuit. Look out for the fine little stone bridge in the narrow glen draining the eastern slopes of this Corbett.

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