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Beinn na h-Uamha


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.
762 m (2500 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.
221 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 caves

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
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

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

Beinn na h-Uamha is rough rocky hill lying between Glen Gour and Strontian Glen to the S and Gleann Mhic Phail to the N. The hill can be accessed from Strontian or Sallachan, but the latter is closer and has the advantage of a track on the S side of the River Gour (N.B. un-bridged river to cross).

Beinn na h-Uamha has three main ridges running NE to Meall nan Ruadhlag (431m), SE to Stob an Uillt Dharaich (462m) and W via a 555m col to Sgurr a' Chaorainn - from where a spur runs SE to Sgurr na Laire (624m).

This is a very rocky hill with moderately steep slopes but can be climbed without scrambling.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn na h-Uamha include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Steep 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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Nevis
by Metcheck
Beinn na h-Uamha Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn na h-Uamha.

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 Routes that include Beinn na h-Uamha
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 802 m 15.59 km 4.5 hrs Beinn na h-Uamha  Longer route to craggy mountain and unbridged River to cross. Not Yet Rated 

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myself and Kevin Yancouskie at the summit Beinn na Uamha 14/07/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Myself at summit Beinn na h-Uamha 06/08/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Oliver Bartrum on 11 May 2019

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Beinn na h-Uamha
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Beinn na h-Uamha
by David McSporran

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