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Luinne Bheinn


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.
939 m (3080 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.
234 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.
Angry 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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Luinne Bheinn is a steep sided and rocky mountain in the remote Rough Bounds of Knoydart. It's summit ridge has two tops, the summit to the W and the East Top (937m). The N slopes of Luinne Bheinn are complex with many ridges and corries.

At the summit three ridges converge, the NW ridge to Mam Barrisdale being the usual ascent route. A further three ridges converge at the East Top, a broad craggy NE ridge, a narrow E ridge to Mam Unndalain from where a path leads to Barrisdale Bothy, and a SSE ridge which forms a col with Meall Coire na Gaothe'n Ear leading to Meal Buidhe.

Hazards you may encounter on Luinne Bheinn include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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.
Picture Gallery for Luinne Bheinn

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Luinne Bheinn Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Luinne Bheinn
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
19.2 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Luinne Bheinn.

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 Routes that include Luinne Bheinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2050 m 26.08 km 9 hrs Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] and Luinne Bheinn  Difficult route on complex craggy mountains. Careful navigation needed through crags.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Luinne Bheinn

 Baggers Gallery for Luinne Bheinn

Me at the summit of Luinne Bheinn on 19/08/12

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

Me on top, (23,7,11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Margo not enjoying the weather on the summit 21/07/09.

© Ian Moncur

Image by Ian Moncur

One of the best Munros

© Peter Wood

Image by Peter Wood
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Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]
by Brian Howarth
Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] and Luinne Bheinn
by Douglas Mason
Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] and Luinne Bheinn
by Kenny Mcneill

Post a few words about Luinne Bheinn or read what others have had to say.

Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
June 22, 2009
2nd June 2009. As well as the ascent from Mam Barrisdale over Bachd Mhic an Tosaich, a more westerly route has developed. It begins along a line of old fence posts and then ascends on grass towards a point west of the summit. This is more direct but it may be wetter underfoot; also the good views down to Barrisdale are hidden.
David Harbottle
wrote on
November 30, 2007
You can view my video diary of my trip from Sourlies, over Meall Bhuide and Luinne Bheinn to Barisdale here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3mi3r_day-3-knoydart-expedition-sourlies_travel
Geo Ferguson
wrote on
September 10, 2004
The ridge between Luinne Bheinn & Meall Buidhe is tough going. I would not like to do this in thick weather as navigating could be difficult and time consuming. Other than that, spectacular situation. One of the best areas in Scotland. Keep for a good day(s).

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