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Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard


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.
862 m (2828 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.
72 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 high byre

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
  26   Inverness & Loch Ness, Strathglass

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

Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard lies on a ridge which curves round a high corrie, Coire Mheadhoin, and is located W of the corrie. The most E top on the ridge is Carn na Gabhalach (713m) and a path ascends to this top from Inchmore.

This path continues W to Sgurr a' Phollain (855m). From here the ridge continues SW to an un-named top (835m) and finally SSW to Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard with its craggy S slopes. Carn an Sgoltaidh (520m) with its equally craggy slopes terminates the E rim of the corrie.

This hill is best taken as a traverse of the corrie rim from Carn na Gablhach, but to reduce the route length an ascent of Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard can be made from the path by the Neaty Burn to the SW.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard 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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1010 m 14.46 km 5 hrs Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard  A good ascent path to circuit of corrie rim. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard

Me at the Summit 12/12/2012 The Day the world was supposed to end so i made sure i was in a nice place for it happening

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at the top 6/10/12

© donald brown

Image by donald brown

Myself and Alba at summit trig of Beinn a'Bha'ach Ard 19/08/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Summit of Beinn a Bha'ach Ard

© Lynne Lee

Image by Lynne Lee
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Robert Healey on 16 Jul 2020
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Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard
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Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
May 5, 2009
At Culligran Power Station a landrover track leads up through the forest and at a sharp bend a very faint path leads further into the trees. The route is extremely sketchy but a path is definitely there and it eventually leads one onto the ill defined ridge of this Corbett. From there it is just a case of climbing heather clad slopes up to the summit trig. Many will continue over the tops and make a circuit but I chose to retrace my steps, before making a direct descent to the power station. A straight up and down which took 3.5 hrs.

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