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Glas Bheinn [Assynt]


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.
776 m (2545 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.
195 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.
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
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku

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

Glas Bheinn lies close to the A894 road with its main ridge orientated SE to NW . Its long SW slopes are steep and stony with scattered rock outcrops.

The NE slopes are much more irregular with three corries, each with a lochan separated by short ridges. The more S of the two ridges is connected to its nearest neighbour Beinn Uidhe (740m) at Bealach na h-Uidhe which the path from Inchnadamph crosses. This is the easiest route of ascent, but misses much of the true nature of this hill.

An ascent from the N end of the main ridge is also possible, but as it is up steep rocky slopes it is more of a scramble. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this hill is its splendid views of Quinag to the W.

Hazards you may encounter on Glas Bheinn [Assynt] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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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North West Highlands
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Ben Hope
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Glas Bheinn [Assynt] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Glas Bheinn [Assynt].

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 Routes that include Glas Bheinn [Assynt]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 583 m 6.53 km 2.5 hrs Glas Bheinn [Assynt]  Splendid stony N end to this hill may require you to get your hands dirty, but not a difficult ascent. Best views possible of Quinag. Not Yet Rated 

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Auchinleck Hillwalking Club at summit Glas Bheinn 05/05/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Will Gilbertson on 19 Sep 2020
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Glas Bheinn [Assynt]
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Post a few words about Glas Bheinn [Assynt] or read what others have had to say.

Mike Watson
wrote on
September 6, 2010
Done from Inchnadamph. Glorious route mostly on an excellent stalkers path.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
December 6, 2008
The parking at Loch na Gainmhich was not apparant so I decided to head back south and parked at GR 233273. From here to reach the foot of the hill I travelled east crossing boggy, heathery ground before attaining the ridge by picking a line on the western slopes of the peak. Retraced my steps on the return. The views of Quinag as stated are excellent as are the views towards Canisp and Suilven, a very good but short route.

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