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Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven]


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.
792 m (2598 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.
172 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.
Greenish grey 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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Glas Bheinn is a long arrow-head shaped mountain, broad to the SW where the summit lies and narrow to the NE where the minor top Carn Dearg (656m) is located.

The slopes are generally steep except at the two ends of the ridge. Paths lead to the SW end of the ridge from where the ascent is a short walk on easy slopes.

There is a vehicle track on the N side of Loch Eilde Mor that takes you to the NE end of Glas Bheinn offering a longer ridge walk.

Hazards you may encounter on Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven] include
 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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Aonach Beag
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven].

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 Routes that include Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1046 m 17.64 km 5.5 hrs Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven]  A long walk in but an easy ascent which can be extended by walking the summit ridge.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven]

 Baggers Gallery for Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven]

Glas Bheinn cairn: 8th July 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me At the Summit Glas Bheinn 5/11/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Glas Bheinn 14/09/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

My last Corbett - 24/08/08

© Norrie Shand

Image by Norrie Shand
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Alan Puckrin on 15 Sep 2019
Allison Mackay on 11 May 2019

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Glas Bheinn [Kinlochleven]
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James Corrigan
wrote on
July 19, 2014
Started from small car park bottom of Mamore Lodge. This gate is locked now so a bit of leg work up to the abandoned Lodge. Follow the path over the Loch Eilde Mor and take in the tremendous view down Loch Leven, with Pap of Glencoe and Mam na Gualainn giving a Norwegian feel to the surroundings. Drop east to the loch and across the dam head. Stay on the path until Meall na Cruaidhe is reached and head easily SW to the summit Cairn of Glas Beiinn. The views are spectacular in all directions. The Mamores looking particularly impressive.

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