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A' Ghlas-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.
918 m (3011 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.
273 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.
The grey 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   Glen Carron & Glen Affric
  25   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

A' Ghlas-bheinn overlooking Gleann Choinneachain approximates in outline to a triangular pyramid. The broad E face is eroded by streams into a number of parallel ridges, the most northerly of which has moderate to easy slopes and offers an ascent route from the path to Bealach na Sroine.

There are two other ridges, both craggy. The N rocky ridge leads to Meall Dubh overlooking Bealach na Sroine and the equally rocky SSE ridge to Bealach an Sgairne where it links to Beinn Fhada. The rocky slopes from Bealach na Sgairne offer an alternative ascent route.

Hazards you may encounter on A' Ghlas-bheinn include
 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 A' Ghlas-bheinn

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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
A' Ghlas-bheinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include A' Ghlas-bheinn.

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 Routes that include A' Ghlas-bheinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 924 m 10.23 km 4 hrs A' Ghlas-bheinn  Easy route, which can be combined with Beinn Fada.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of A' Ghlas-bheinn

 Baggers Gallery for A' Ghlas-bheinn

Lynda at summit of A' Ghlas-bheinn 2nd April 2011. Great day, clear views all around on ascent & descent - but closed in on approach to summit.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at summit of A'Ghlas Bheinn 2nd April 2011. Weather closed in 10mins from summit otherwise good day!

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Karl on top,19.3.11.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Standing beside the summit cairn with views of some of the north Shiel hills visible beyond. 25/07/09

© Sam Marshall

Image by Sam Marshall
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A' Ghlas-bheinn and Beinn Fhada
by Brian Howarth
Beinn Fhada and A' Ghlas-bheinn
by Alasdair Cairns
A' Ghlas-bheinn
by Brian Doolan
Beinn Fhada and A' Ghlas-bheinn
by Douglas Mason
A' Ghlas-bheinn
by Mark Nickol

Post a few words about A' Ghlas-bheinn or read what others have had to say.

Alex Bryce
wrote on
August 9, 2009
I chose to circumvent the craggy terminus of Beinn Fhada's northern prow leading to A'GhlasBheinn, in favour of descending via the stalkers path and then a 15 minute walk back to the col along another good path. However looking back from the other side, a more direct descent would be ok, providing you drop off to the east to circumvent the crags and then curve round to make the col. I had a nightmarish 10 minutes trying to break through the dense trees to make the track at the bottom of A'Ghlas Bheinn, i advise taking the time to join the path above the forest higher up.
Derek Mcadam
wrote on
November 24, 2004
20/11/04 A beautiful blood red sky as the sun descended on the Cuillin, while at the same time a crescent moon lit the sky above the whaleback of Ben Nevis, tremendous.
Mike Benwell
wrote on
April 27, 2003
A pleasant walk to which can easily be added a visit to the Fallls of Glomach.

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