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Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor


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.
856 m (2808 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.
85 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.
Large forbidding mountain

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor is a large sprawling mountain with some steep craggy slopes, particularly to the S and W. It has a broad summit, generally with easy inclines above 650m, with the exception of the W face where the steep slopes of Coire Carn na Saobhaidhe rise almost to the summit.

Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor is a very remote mountain with a single logical approach route from Poolewe to Kernsary then along the southern margin of Bad Bog and over the causeway between Fionn Loch and Dubh Loch to Carnmore. A stalkers path then takes you to the easy E slopes.

You may wish to combine this mountain with A' Mhaighdean (Munro) and or Ruadh Stac Mor (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1548 m 41.22 km 11 hrs Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor  A long route on road then over boggy land to this very remote mountain . Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor

Me at Summit Beinn A Chaisgein Mor 8/06/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Beinn a Chaisgein Mor 08/06/2013 with An Teallach behind. Glorious weather and was along with David Peden

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Top of Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor: 20th April 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor and Beinn Lair
by David McSporran

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Mike Watson
wrote on
April 20, 2009
Although unremarkable its well worth saving for good weather as its a tremendous viewpoint into Fisherfield and beyond.

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