Munros starting with B
Beinn a' Bhuird
|Beinn a' Bhuird has an elongated plateau orientated N to S with two tops of similar altitude 2.7km apart. The N top is the summit. |
From Derry Cairngorm in the W the massive bulk of Beinn a' Bhuird dominates the skyline and its slopes appear moderate (in fact a vehicle track leads to the summit plateau). This view, however hides the true nature of Beinn a' Bhuird, as to the E of the summit plateau are the cliffs and crags of great corries.
Beinn a' Chaorainn [Glen Derry]
|Beinn a' Chaorainn, which faces Beinn Mheadoin across the Lairig an Laoigh, is located with Beinn a' Chaorainn Bheag at the N margin of a high featureless plateau, the Moine Bhealaidh. |
To the S of the Moine lies another Munro, Beinn Bhreac, and both can be climbed with little loss of altitude.
The W slopes down to the Lairig an Laoigh are steep grass with some heather and crags in places. The normal ascent is from the W but S of the crags. Most other slopes are slopes are of low or moderate incline.
Beinn a' Chaorainn [Loch Laggan]
|Beinn a' Chaorainn has three tops. From the South top (1049m) a broad ridge leads N to the middle top (the summit, 1052m) thereafter the ridge narrows and continues to the North Top (1044m). |
From the North Top one ridge runs E then NE to Bealach a' Bharnish and a second broader ridge runs NNW then N. A descent of the W slopes of the N ridge leads to a broad bealach which connects to Beinn Teallach at Tom Mor.
From the summit a S ridge leads down to Meall Bhaideanach (606m) and a SW ridge to the crags of Meall Clachaig. The normal route of ascent is on the crest of the SW ridge. The W slopes are easy to moderate, whereas the E slopes generally steep and craggy and are best avoided.
Beinn a' Chlachair
|Beinn a' Chlachair is a large hill elongated SW to NE. It has steep craggy/rocky slopes on its SE flank, whereas, the slopes of the NW flank are steep but less craggy with the exception of Coire Mor a' Chlachair. |
Normal access is from either end of the main ridge where stalkers paths give good access.
Beinn a' Chleibh
|Beinn a' Chleibh, one of the smallest Munros, is linked to the magnificent Ben Lui by a 1.6km ridge that separates Coire Annaich from Fionn Choirein. |
This mountain is almost always climbed from Ben Lui on this ridge. Beinn a' Chleibh has a craggy top, especially on the N and NE slopes and the ascent is steep in places.
Beinn a' Chochuill
|Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich lie on a long ridge running W from Glen Strae to Glen Etive. |
Beinn a' Chochuill lies in the middle of this ridge and W of the summit the ridge progressively loses altitude.
There is a short ridge S from the summit ridge to the Lairig Noe which can be used for a descent to the access track, but the more usual route is on a short spur SE from the E ridge which leads down to the same track.
Beinn a' Chreachain
|Beinn a' Chreachain has a conical top located to the S of a curving ridge around Lochan a Chreachain. It has fairly steep slopes with rocky outcrops and craggy regions particularly on N and NE facing slopes but also S of the summit. |
The usual ascent route is from Crannoch Woods to Coire an Lochain, passing N of the loch to ascend minor peak (961m) then on ridge SW to reach summit cone. Another access route is from Beinn Achaladair via Meall Buidhe on the ridge SW of Coire an Lochain.
Beinn a' Chroin
|Beinn a' Chroin sits at the head of Coire Earb attached to An Caisteal by a high col (805m). It is a steep sided mountain with craggy slopes and a craggy summit curved around the tiny Lochain a' Chroin (750m). |
It can be climbed from Coire Earb to the N either via its N ridge on the W slopes of Stob Glas Bheag, or from An Caisteal via the col. It can also be climbed via the track to Inverlochlarig up the S slopes to the bealach E of the summit.
|The top of Beinn Achaladair consists of a curved ridge connecting the summit with the South Top (1002m). It is a mountain with fairly steep slopes leading to higher rocky outcrops and crags. |
From the summit a craggy ridge runs NNE and offers an ascent route (minor scrambling) from the Crannach woods, but the more usual route is the rocky ENE ridge which connects to Meall Buidhe leading to Beinn a' Chreachain.
From the South Top the ridge descends S to a broad bealach at the head of Coire Daingean, from where a descent can be made through Coire Achaladair to Achallader Farm. Beinn Manach can also be accessed from the S ridge via the bealach at the head of Gleann Calliche.
Beinn an Dothaidh
|Beinn an Dothaidh has a curved summit plateau with three tops the centre top being the summit. |
From the summit plateau, a ridge runs S to the col above Coire an Dothaidh, which connects to Beinn Dorain and is the usual ascent route from Bridge of Orchy.
There is a W ridge which curves N, and offers a possible ascent route from Achallader, and a SW ridge which separates Coire Daingean from Coire a Ghabhlach.
The col on this ridge connects Beinn an Dothaidh to the S ridge Beinn Achalader. This col not only gives routes between these two mountains but gives possible access to Beinn Manach to the E.