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Beinn Bhan [Lochaber]


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.
796 m (2611 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.
165 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.
White 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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

The 750m high summit ridge of Beinn Bhan curves around Coire Mhuilinn. To the E and W of this ridge are broad gentle slopes, to the N lie the twin corries, Coire Bhotrais and Coire Dubh with their steeper craggy slopes.

As the only access road lies to the S, the normal ascent route is around the rim of Coire Mhuillin, using the two S facing flanking ridges for ascent and descent.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhan [Lochaber] 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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Aonach Mor
by Metcheck
Beinn Bhan [Lochaber] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bhan [Lochaber].

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 Routes that include Beinn Bhan [Lochaber]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 766 m 7.60 km 3 hrs Beinn Bhan [Lochaber]  Easy ascent to curved summit ridge. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Bhan [Lochaber]

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Bhan [Lochaber]

Beinn Bhan 24th October 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Kevin at summit Beinn Bhan 12/06/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

myself at summit Beinn Bhan 12/06/11. Good walk with splendid views all around.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself and Rory Scott with his 6 month old Beagle ( Hazel) 30/12/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Steven Morrice on 20 Sep 2020
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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
April 13, 2013
It is possible to do both Beinn Bhan and the Graham , Stob a Ghrianain from the Forestry Commission parking spot just outside Inverskilavulin in Glen Loy. Both hills take about the same time (as a guide I would allow 7 hours overall) and overall it involves around 1400m of ascent and a total of 11 miles.

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