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Beinn Chaorach


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.
818 m (2683 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.
125 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.
Sheep 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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn Chaorach is a conical mountain elongated N to S with no subsidiary ridges. It is generally a grassy hill but has a few rocky outcrops SE of the summit.

It is an easy hill to climb, especially from the S where tracks lead to its lower slopes, but it is usually accessed from Beinn Odhar (Corbett) to the W or Cam Chreag (Corbett) to the NE, to which it is connected by a high col (640m).

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Chaorach include
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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Oss
by Metcheck
Beinn Chaorach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Chaorach.

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 Routes that include Beinn Chaorach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1409 m 19.93 km 6.5 hrs Beinn Odhar, Cam Chreag [Auch] and Beinn Chaorach  A long route over three peaks (901m, 885m and 818m) on steep grass slopes. Strenuous, but not technically difficult.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Chaorach

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Chaorach

Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain to the rear of the trig point. 5/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at the summit trig. Very strong gusts nearly blowing us off our feet. 5/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Beinn Chaorach trig point: 2nd November 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself, Breac (sitting atop the trig point) and Colin at the summit of Beinn Chaorach. Cam Creag can be seen beyond. 15/04/10

© Sam Marshall

Image by Sam Marshall
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Post a few words about Beinn Chaorach or read what others have had to say.

James Corrigan
wrote on
June 28, 2011
Approached from Dalrigh which is a long slog up grassy slopes.There are fine views of Ben Challum on the way up.It would seem a good approach for Ben Chalum to or Beinn Odhar.When you gain the ridges of any of these hills it is a very straight forward walk to the summits.Beinn Chaorach is featurless from this South side until you reach the summit when immense views of all the Auch Corbetts.Ben Dorain and many more open up.There are lots of options for walking these hills from here but all involve big loss of height between them.Beinn Odhar looks good from this angle.Good to see it from here after a past visit.

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