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Beinn Spionnaidh


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.
773 m (2536 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.
203 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.
Strong 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
  9   Cape Wrath, Durness & Scourie

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

Beinn Spionnaidh and Cranstackie (Corbett) are two hills in the same group and are connected by a col (565m) so that they are always climbed together.

The closest access is from the A838 at Carbreck to the NW where a track leads to the slopes below the col. An ascent is also possible from the A838 at the head of Loch Eriboll to the SE but this route up gentler slopes shows nothing of the more rugged nature of these hills.

Both hills have scattered rock outcrops and crags but these are easily avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Spionnaidh 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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Beinn Spionnaidh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Spionnaidh.

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 Routes that include Beinn Spionnaidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1089 m 12.26 km 4.5 hrs Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh  Good appoach track, and easy ascent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Spionnaidh

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David Peden, Me summit Beinn Spionnaidh 23/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me at the top of Beinn Spionnaidh, pointing at Ben Hope in the distance.

© Graham Gaw

Image by Graham Gaw

Me on top of Beinn Spionnaidh 10.05.08

© Andy Clark

Image by Andy Clark
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John Morrison on 31 Oct 2019
Graham Neish on 19 May 2019

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Beinn Spionnaidh and Cranstackie
by David McSporran
Beinn Spionnaidh and Cranstackie
by Graham Gaw
Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh
by Stevie Yates

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Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 1, 2007
21st June 2007. We parked in a large lay-by on the A838, 200 metres south-west of Carbreck. At Rhigolter we traversed the hillside to the stream at 345568 and turned north-east to join the north-west ridge. This is mainly grassy but above 720 metres the ground is covered by boulders. We descended to the bealach with Cranstackie.

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