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Beinn Iutharn Mhor


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.
1045 m (3428 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.
88 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.
Big sharp ridged 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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Beinn Iutharn Mhor lies at the head of Glen Ey and its summit is at the junction of five broad ridges.

To the W of the summit, short ridges run W, SW and S. To the E, the summit ridge branches to give a short E ridge and a longer NE ridge.

Most of the upper slopes are steep and covered in rocks, although there are no crags. Most slopes are fairly steep but accessible with care.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Iutharn Mhor include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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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Southeastern Highlands
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East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Beinn Iutharn Mhor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Iutharn Mhor.

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 Routes that include Beinn Iutharn Mhor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1118 m 34.91 km 9 hrs Beinn Iutharn Mhor and Carn Bhac  A long route on easy terrain. Time can be reduced by cycling to Altanour Lodge.  
2 1782 m 43.26 km 12 hrs Glas Tulaichean, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn an Righ and Carn Bhac  A demanding route, which could be shortened by missing out Carn Bhac and / or Glas Tulaichean  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Iutharn Mhor

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Top of Beinn luthran Mhor 26.06.13

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Cousin David ascending BIM with Glen Ey in the background. We have cycled c8.5km to Altanour Lodge and on the circuit including Carn Bhac.

© Ian Nixon

Image by Ian Nixon

On the summit of Beinn Iutharn Mhor on the glorious 12th August 2010 (a wet and miserable day for me as well as the grouse!)

© john wells

Image by john wells

The Wee Black Dug, anxious to start on the sandwiches, wasn't keen on posing for a picture.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair
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Carn Bhac and Beinn Iutharn Mhor
by Philip McLoone
Carn Bhac and Beinn Iutharn Mhor
by Brian Howarth
Beinn Iutharn Mhor and Carn Bhac
by Kenny Mcneill

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Jonathan Small
wrote on
June 16, 2016
Here's an idea to do the two Tops: cycle up Glen Taitneach from Dalmunzie Lodge Hotel (Starting point for Glas Tulaichean), then its a steep climb up past the waterfall to Loch nan Eun at 800m. Then a short 60m to the Tops ridge. Can easily include Beinn Iutharn Mhor in this as well. Loch nan Eun is a beautiful location and worth enjoying.
Jonathan Small
wrote on
June 16, 2016
Did Carn Bhac then Iutharn from Altanour in a big triangle, which took a total of 8.25 hours. I cycled to Altanour of course. To be honest I can't imagine doing these hills solely on foot, unless you were camping perhaps. That 45 minutes of largely free travel at the end of the day was very gratefully enjoyed! Its a boneshaker of a road though - MTB suspension helps. I didn't do the two tops to the south of Iutharn, be it noted.
Joseph Buchanan
wrote on
May 2, 2011
Done Beinn Lutharn Mhor and Carn Bhac with my wife. We cycled into the Altanour Lodge ruin and the took directly to Beinn Lutharn Mhor's NE ridge then as the conditions were very dry under foot we took a direct line across to Carn Bhac. Then back to the ruin and the cycle out took only 30 mins. By cycling in and missing out Beinn Lutharn Beag and Mam nan Carn from the route must save around 3 to 4 hours.
Gus Stewart
wrote on
April 11, 2010
Tub Clark and I climbed this Munro on Saturday 10th April, 2010, under beautiful sunny skies. We followed the land rover track for two kilometres beyond the ruin, before heading up the North slopes of Beinn Lutharn Mhor . This was an "interesting" ascent up fairly vertical snow covered scree. The pain was worth it, however, as we were rewarded at the summit with stunning views in all directions. We returned to Invereye down the North East ridge, followed the stream back to the ruin, and finally walked the five miles or so back to our car.
Andy Johns
wrote on
May 9, 2004
Climbed as part of a round of the Glen Ey hills. Beinn Iutharn Mhor might best be suited to be climbed on it's own if you can cycle down Glen Ey. Otherwise, there is quite a drop from An Socach and the slopes to the west of this Munro towards Carn Bhac are initially very steep and then covered in endless peat hags. We had sunny views for the first two tops but the main summit was one with a compass in hand and heads down into the biting wind. Typical spring weather.

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  Date Title Written by Including...
1 20 Mar 2011 Picture taken from the valley upto the loch George Dyball Beinn Iutharn Mhor Not Yet Rated
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