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Bla 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.
928 m (3044 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.
252 of 282 Munros
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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.
Blue 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.

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  32   South Skye & Cuillin Hills

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

Bla Bheinn is not one of the Cuillin but an equally magnificent isolated mountain with steep rocky slopes.

The main rocky ridge of Bla Bheinn slopes upwards from Camas Fionnairigh Bay NNE to the summit. To the W the slopes fall steeply and precipitously to Srath na Creitheach. To the N, at the head of Coire Dubh, Bla Bheinn meets a narrow pinnacled ridge from Sgurr nan Each, the highest point on this ridge being Clach Glas (not named on OS map).

SSE of the summit Bla Bheinn meets with ridges of two smaller hills, An Stac and Slat Bheinn, to produce three corries. The most N of these Coire Uaigneich offers the easiest ascent route.

Ascend into Coire Uaigneich and continue on the N side of the burn flowing out of the corrie, then high into the corrie to where a path zig-zags N up the SE face.

Hazards you may encounter on Bla 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.
 Magnetic rock, compass bearings inacurate.
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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Sgurr Dubh Mor
by Metcheck
Bla Bheinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Bla Bheinn.

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 Routes that include Bla Bheinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 930 m 7.44 km 3.5 hrs Bla Bheinn  Moderate route with some steep slopes leading to the most impressive view of the Cuillin Ridge.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Bla Bheinn

 Baggers Gallery for Bla Bheinn

On Bla Bheinn 27th July 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

A superb hot and clear day on Blaven with the full Cuillin range on display

© Alister Richmond

Image by Alister Richmond

Allan, Glen, Myself and Cameron on summit, 8/6/13.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

It was clear when we left but sadly the snow began falling quite heavily and we never saw the view.

© Patrick Smith

Image by Patrick Smith
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Stuart Reid
wrote on
November 22, 2007
Climbed this fantastic Munro on a glorious sunny day in July 2005. The views from the top across to the Cuillin were awesome .I sat on the rocks near to the summit to have my lunch and I could easily have spent hours there taking in the view. My favourite Munro to date by a country mile.
Alan Wilson
wrote on
May 20, 2006
A great hill to combine with a good classic rock route...we went via The Great Prow, really enjoyable, quick scoot to summit from the top of the route.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
February 27, 2006
A good, rebuilt path leads up by the Allt na Dunaiche. It becomes more stony and eroded as it climbs Coire Uaigneich. There is a rock wall along the right-hand side of this route. As soon as this wall ends there is a stony path, badly worn in places, up the grass to the right. At the end of the steeply rising grassy terrace a narrow rocky gully appears on the left. At the top it opens out onto a stony path leading up a broad slope. Before reaching the summit, the path enters a semi-circular hollow with rocky walls. A short route using the rock steps on the left-hand side leads over this and a gentle slope leads to the summit itself.
Ben Dolphin
wrote on
September 25, 2005
If you choose to descend the scree gully that starts at the col between the two summits, BEWARE! A friend of mine opted for this and descended into a dead end and a 3m drop. Suffice to say there were bruises.
Mike Ramsay
wrote on
June 6, 2005
Bla Bheinn was my second Skye munro on 04.06.05. A great walk on the established route from the head of Loch Slapin. Fantastic views of the Red Cuillin, Sleat, the mainland & the Small Isles (Askival on Rum particularly prominent). Unfortunately, rain & low cloud 200 feet from the summit, kept the Black Cuillin ridge largely hidden but did not detract from a great hill with good, straightforward & intermittent scrambling from about 1500 feet, to just shy of the top. The aspects over to Clach Glas, via the gullies, are inspiring but not enough for myself or companion to try ourselves!

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