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Beinn a' Chochuill


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.
980 m (3215 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.
172 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.
Hill of the shell

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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

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.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Chochuill include
 Steep slopes 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Cruachan
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Chochuill Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Chochuill.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Chochuill
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1318 m 13.09 km 5 hrs Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill  Easy to moderate on short grass, no scrambling required.  
2 1326 m 13 km 5 hrs Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill  This is a nice easy day out, with no real difficulties. Much easier than neighbouring Ben Cruachan. Take time to enjoy the views of Stob Damh, Ben Cruachan, Glen Noe and Loch Etive. As well as the views from the tops of the Etive and Glen Coe tops.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn a' Chochuill

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Chochuill

My 200th Munro, weather wasn't good but the snow made it interesting, hard going but still had a good day i'm the one who took the gloves off for the photo. we continued over toBeinn Eunaich.

© Jim Hughes

Image by Jim Hughes

Pups at top of Beinn a'Chochuill, they're still fresh, i'm minging !!

© John Martin

Image by John Martin

kaz and I on the ridge between Beinn a Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich looking towards Beinn a Chochuill

© Chris Stewart

Image by Chris Stewart

Me at the summit of beinn a chochuill on a misty sunday afternoon, thouroughly enjoyed the walk u cant beat this.

© Libby Smith

Image by Libby Smith
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Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
by Doug Tulloch
Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
by Geert Gritter
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by Nico Boxhoorn
Beinn a' Chochuill
by William Deans
Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
by Phillip Ferguson

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Sandra Macleod
wrote on
February 22, 2005
We climbed this munro Hogmanay 2004. The rain stayed away for the first hour or so and the many cows on the path behaved. It all changed when the real ascent began away from the path and up the steep grassy slopes. Extremely windy on the summit and hail like bullets! Interesting ridge walk and eager to see the view next time. Daylight was running out so we had to leave Beinn Eunaich for another day. Look forward to revisiting that ridge!

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