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Beinn a' Chuallaich


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.
892 m (2926 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.
33 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 the herding

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Beinn a'Chuallaich is a large sprawling hill with several long ridges. The first runs S over Tom na Moine to Craig Bhuidhe, the second SSW over Meall Breac to Ceann Caol na Creige (587m) and the third W to Carn Fiaclach turning S to Meall Dubh (599m). A fourth ridge runs N over Meall nan Euan then NE to Meall na Moine.

A path from Drumglas on Dunalastair Water N to Loch Errochty over the W shoulder of Beinn a' Chuallaich is the logical ascent route. The slopes to the NW of Carn Fiaclach are craggy and rock strewn and there are crags close to the summit of Beinn a'Chuallaich. There are also some steep slopes, particularly on the flanks of the S ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Chuallaich include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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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 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Chuallaich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Chuallaich.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Chuallaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 749 m 16.03 km 4.5 hrs Beinn a' Chuallaich  Several paths offer easy approach routes to this hill from the S. Not Yet Rated 

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

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Chuallaich

James trying to stay upright at the huge summit Cairn. Wind horrendously strong. 7/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Trying to take shelter from extremely strong winds at the summit trig. 7/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at summit Beinn a Chuallaich with wee dog Hazel 27/05/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

The rather extravagant cairn on Beinn a' Chruallaich. 13/05/11

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds
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Doug Tulloch on 28 May 2019
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Beinn a' Chuallaich
by David McSporran
Beinn a' Chuallaich
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Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
May 17, 2016
There is space to park a car by a small clump of trees on the B847, 50 yards from the junction with the B846. The path from Drumglas is very good and there is a short, easy climb from the top of the path to the summit. 12 May 2016.

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