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Beinn Eibhinn


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.
1102 m (3615 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.
48 of 282 Munros
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.
Delightful 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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

The summit of Beinn Eibhinn overlooks Coire a' Charra Mhoir to the E. The summit ridge forms an arc around the corrie connecting to Aonach Beag via a high col at its eastern limit.

W of the summit ridge the top broadens then divides into three ridges running N to Sron an Fhuarain, S to the summit of Meall Glas Choire (924m) and W to Mullach Coire nan Nead (921m).

Most slopes have moderate inclines but for those to the S of the summit ridge which are steeper and E of the summit ridge which are craggy.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Eibhinn include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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 Alder
by Metcheck
Beinn Eibhinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Eibhinn.

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 Routes that include Beinn Eibhinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1816 m 49.69 km 13.5 hrs Geal-Charn [Alder region], Aonach Beag [Alder region] and Beinn Eibhinn  A long strenuous route with scrambling and exposure on Sgor Iutharn. Actually it is more of an expedition. From Loch Pattack the route distance is 24 km, ascent 1166 m and time 7h, so cycling will make it possible in one day.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Eibhinn

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Eibhinn

Jorja at the summit of Beinn Eibhinn. May 2012. The incredibly sunny spell chose that day to draw to a close!

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Excellent day on Beinn Eibhinn 5/6/10

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

Me at top with Oscar,(1/5/10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

4th of the day ..and one to go?? Beinn Eibhinn on may20th 2009

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Liam O'Hagan
wrote on
July 12, 2017
did a round of 8 from Corrour, starting with Beinn Eibhinn along the ridge taking in Aonoch Beag, Geal Charn and eventually Carn Dearg whose summit I arrived on at 8pm after a very long day. After a night in the tent at Cural Bothy (closed) I did Beinn Bheoil and Ben Alder in almost 0 visibility, navigation was challenging to say the least and ended up dropping off the wrong bit of Alder giving me a longer walk to Ben Alder Cottage. Day 3 started with a 3 hour bog crawl across Cnap Breac (not one of my wiser route choices!) to get the gully leading up to Sgor Gaibhre and finally.....Carn Dearg finish with a well earned shower and beer in the Ossion YH
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
May 24, 2008
22nd May 2008. We descended from here along the ridge running directly north-west from the summit and east of the district boundary. After passing through the middle of a rocky tower high on the ridge, the ground drops steeply on loose stones. At the foot of the ridge a line can be taken across heather towards the Allt Cam at 444 766.
Peter Lang
wrote on
September 12, 2007
Fine curving ascent from bealach below Aonach Beag. Cloud lifting on our return for views. Took our group only 4 hours from Culra Bothy via Lancet edge, excellent ridge traverse and reversed to include Carn dearg.

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