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Ruadh-stac Beag (Beinn Eighe)


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.
896 m (2939 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.
29 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.
File mountain (Small red stack)

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.

Ruadh-stac Beag, like Ruadh-stac Mor (Munro), is a spur off the main ridge of Beinn Eighe. However, given that it is separated from the main ridge by a col 714m and that the descent to that col is a difficult one, Ruadh-stac Beag is not normally climbed as part of Beinn Eighe.

Ruadh-stac Beag is a steep sided triangular pyramid and the easiest ascent is from the col that links it to Beinn Eighe but even here some scrambling will be required.

Hazards you may encounter on Ruadh-stac Beag include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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.
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Ruadh-stac Beag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ruadh-stac Beag.

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 Routes that include Ruadh-stac Beag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1360 m 17.05 km 6 hrs Ruadh-stac Beag and Meall a' Ghiuthais  Big route to two steep sided hills with some scrambling. Not Yet Rated 

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me at Summit Ruadh-Stac Beag on a fine day 26/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit Ruadh-stac Beag our last of 13 Corbett's in our week in Torridon hills, 12/05/2012.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Barry Cross on 20 Sep 2018
Neil Beatham on 02 Jul 2018

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Meall a' Ghiuthais and Ruadh-stac Beag
by David McSporran
Ruadh-stac Beag and Meall a' Ghiuthais
by Stevie Yates

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 02 Jun 2017 Ruadh-stac Beag from Kinlochewe; 14 May 2017. Roger Vander Steen Ruadh-stac Beag Not Yet Rated
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