Munros starting with B
|The summit of Beinn Eunaich lies at the intersection of four ridges. The W ridge leads to Beinn a' Chochuill where the mountains are linked by a high col. |
The usual ascent is through farmland on the track to the Lairig Noe then onto the S ridge of Beinn Eunaich with steep grass leading to the summit.
The SE and NE ridges are more craggy and not normally used for ascent, but as the path to Glen Kinglass over Lairig Dhoireann rises to 660m which could facilitate an ascent by the NE ridge.
|Beinn Fhada is a massive and complex mountain. The summit lies at the junction of the rocky NE ridge with the broad summit plateau, the "Plaide Mor". |
From the summit plateau a narrow ridge curves E to Sgurr a' Dubh Doire (962m) then NE to another top (825m) from where branches run NW and ENE. This ENE ridge slopes down to the head of Glen Affric where a number of paths converge.
From N of the summit plateau a rocky ridge leads to Meall a' Bhealaich overlooking Beallach an Sgairne. A descent on the W slope of this ridge (minor scrambling) leads to a path by Allt Coire an Sgairne.
W of the summit plateau, there is a short rocky N ridge and a curving NW ridge leading to Meall an Fuarain Mhoir (891m) then N to Sgurr a' Choire Ghairbh - this is a route for scramblers.
Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Glen Affric]
|Beinn Fhionnlaidh which overlooks Loch Mullardoch, is at the N end of a crescent shaped ridge of mountains enclosing Gleann a' Choilich. |
There are no direct access routes to this mountain consequently it is best climbed with Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail.
The summit is a slightly elongated cone, which on its S face, links to Carn Eighe at Bealach Beag above Coire Lochain.
Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Glen Etive]
|Beinn Fhionnlaidh is a rocky mountain located between Glen Creran and Glen Etive. It is elongated E to W with the summit in the centre and smaller top (841m) to the E. |
The slopes of Beinn Fhionnlaidh are generally rocky and can be difficult to ascend. The most common route is to ascend the 841m top from the S via the bealach between it and the much smaller Meall nan Gobhar, then bearing NW to the summit ridge and W to summit.
The ascent involves some minor scrambling.
|Beinn Ghlas is an easy mountain to climb with slopes primarily of grass with some rocky outcrops, although the northern slopes are craggy and should be avoided. |
Due to its proximity to The National Trust Visitor Centre and Nature Trail, Beinn Ghlas is also one of Britain's most frequently climbed mountains, as testified by the broad eroded path up its SW ridge.
There is an alternative descent from the col between Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas on the N slopes of Beinn Ghlas which leads to the bealach at the head of Coire Odhar then on an old drove road to join the original path down the Nature Trail to the car park.
|Beinn Heasgarnich is a large mountain with easy slopes and broad grassy ridges, it has scattered rocky outcrops which are easily avoided. The biggest problem with Beinn Heasgarnich are the boggy areas around it. |
The normal ascent routes for Beinn Heasgarnich are from Creag Mhor via the SW ridge, from the road to Kenknock taking the shortest route round the N of Creag nam Bodach and along the Alt Tarsuinn to the summit, or from the road crossing of the Allt Badour to the S, bearing NW then N to the summit.
|The conical peak of Beinn Ime towers over the head of Glen Kinglas. From the N and E it is a craggy mountain, and the W slopes are steep. |
The normal routes up Beinn Ime are on its S side, either on its SSE ridge from Bealach a' Mhaim which links to Beinn Narnain and Ben Arthur, or from Glen Kinglas to the col between Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean to the SW. Either way the final ascent involves scrambling through boulders and rocky outcrops to attain the summit.
Beinn Iutharn Mhor
|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.
Beinn Liath Mhor
|Beinn Liath Mhor is one of three Munros, between Glen Torridon and Glen Carron. |
Beinn Liath Mhor is an elongated mountain with a single long ridge, WNW to ESE. The path from Achnashellach branches at Drochaide Coire Laire to give access to both ends of the ridge making for an easy traverse.
The normal ascent route is from the N branch of the path onto the E slopes, WNW to minor top (876m) then continue WNW ridge to summit. A descent can be made W then SW from summit but this requires scrambling, and the route may be difficult to find.
Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich
|Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich is one of the group known as the Fannaichs, which lie to the N of Loch Fannich. It lies to the NE of the group and is connected to Sgurr Mor by its rocky SW ridge. |
Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich has three other ridges all parallel running NE, only the most northerly has crags. Slopes are generally of moderate incline.
Normal ascent routes are from Sgurr Mor and from the A 835 road to the N via the corrie between the more northerly NE ridges.