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Beinn a' Chlaidheimh


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.
914 m (2998 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.
1 of 222 Corbetts
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 sword

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Beinn a' Chlaidheimh is a remote peak 3km N of Sgurr Ban with rivers to the W, N and E protecting it like a moat.

It can be climbed with Sgurr Ban using the path from Loch a' Bhraoin, but the more usual access route is from Corrie Hallie to the N following the track to Achneigie on the N banks of the Abhainn Loch an Nid. However, you then have to cross an unbridged river going in and out and the water level in Highland rivers can rise significantly in a day.

Beinn a' Chlaidheimh is elongated and slightly curved with easy slopes on the E rising to moderate slopes with craggy outcrops nearer the summit (this is the usual ascent route). To the W the slopes are steeper and much more craggy.

On the 9th of August 2011 The Munro Society revealed that they had surveyed the height of Beinn a' Chlaidheimh to be 2998ft using the latest in GPS surveying technology. On the 6th of September 2012, the SMC confirmed that Beinn a' Chlaidheimh is now classed as a Corbett.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Chlaidheimh include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Chlaidheimh.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Chlaidheimh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1574 m 22.26 km 7.5 hrs Beinn a' Chlaidheimh  Moderate route but river crossing required, therefore, this route is only possible in times of low rainfall. N.B. the level in rivers can rise rapidly after rain!  

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Me on Beinn a' Chlaidheimh

© Allison Mackay

Image by Allison Mackay

Karl on top 1/6...3,6,12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Holly the Wonder Dog on her 4th out of 6 Munros of the Day - 6/8/11

© Aileen Moir

Image by Aileen Moir

Me at the top of Beinn a'Chlaidheimh, first munro of the Fisherfield 6 for us.

© Heather Shand

Image by Heather Shand
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Sc Joss
wrote on
January 25, 2012
This isn't a muunro anymore is it? sadly I climbed it two days before reclassification...well not sadly, it was a nice day out despite the clegs but a bit of rye amusement was had at our expense when it was reclassified.
Peter Lang
wrote on
August 9, 2011
A remeasure by the Munro society in July 2011 has measured this at 913.96m therefore failing to make the magical 3000 ft mark (914.4m) watch this space !!
Iain Mitchell
wrote on
July 22, 2009
What a long walk back after the walk in from Corrie Hallie. If you want to miss the spectacular ridge walk for an easier route you could go further up the river towards loch An Nid and cross where there is an 'island' in the river. Then head up for a green grassy corrie that appears to be directly below the summit. Go well into this then go sideways to your left till you are on the edge of a ridge. This goes all the way to the summit. But the ridge walk is spectacular and you probably should not miss it. Choose a clear day, it is spectacular.
Mairi Mackenzie
wrote on
May 19, 2004
Tried to do all the Fisherfield 6 in one day, but lack of fitness stopped me. Superb views on a day of perfect temperature inversion. The bothy at Shenevall very welcoming, I will return to this special place.

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