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Beinn an Oir


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.
785 m (2575 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.
183 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 Gold

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
  61   Jura & Colonsay

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

Beinn an Oir is central of the three highest peaks in the paps of Jura and the only peak of sufficient height to be included in the Corbetts.

The other main peaks are Beinn Shiantaidh (757m) to the E and Beinn a' Chaolais (733m) to the SW. Either or both of these peaks can be climbed with Beinn an Oir, but it will make for a long day.

Beinn an Oir is a compact steep craggy and boulder strewn hill, yet the ascent is facilitated by a transverse grassy tract running from SE base to the N end of the summit ridge, this avoids the worst of the boulders.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn an Oir include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben More
by Metcheck
Beinn an Oir Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn an Oir.

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 Routes that include Beinn an Oir
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 797 m 13.06 km 4 hrs Beinn an Oir  Boggy approach by river leading to an easy ascent of a rocky peak. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn an Oir

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn an Oir

Myself and my wife Ruth, at the summit of Beinn an Oir, (Isle of Jura), celebrating my completion of all the Corbetts, Sunday 12 October 2014.

© Brian Mcwilliam

Image by Brian Mcwilliam

Myself at summit Beinn an Oir 14/06/2014

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Ruth and me at the summit Beinn an Oir 24/08/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Allison Mackay on 13 May 2019

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