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Beinn Enaiglair


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.
889 m (2916 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.
34 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.
Brow cliff 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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Beinn Enaiglair and Beinn Dearg (Munro) lie at the head of Coire Mhucarnaich separated by Iorguill (872m) and consequently can be climbed together.

Beinn Enaiglair is much more accessible than Beinn Dearg and is approached by paths from Lochdrum to the SE and Braemore junction to the SW. These paths meet and completely surround the summit.

Beinn Enaiglair has a few scattered crags on its N slopes but otherwise makes for an easy ascent. This hill has two main ridges, NNW and ESE and two smaller ones S and NE.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Enaiglair include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Enaiglair.

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 Routes that include Beinn Enaiglair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 788 m 11.08 km 3.5 hrs Beinn Enaiglair  Good approach paths encircle this mountain. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Enaiglair

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Enaiglair

23rd September 2016: Summit cairn

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself, Kevin and three weans Ceara, Katie and Lennon all aged 10. 04/07/11. the weans first Corbett and they especially loved the fact they were "in the clouds".

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me at Summit 08/07/2011 with Hazel

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kerry and Jarl on top of Beinn Enaiglair 17th Feb 2011

© Peter Sinclair

Image by Peter Sinclair
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
October 9, 2009
More than enough parking is available at Braemore Junction, from here signs direct the walker to the hill track which is picked up by the use of a stile next to the road about 100yds south of the parking area. The path which is rather boggy leads to Home Loch and from there a good track leads between Meall Doire Faid & Beinn Enaiglair whereby at the high point heathery slopes, which are steep in places can be climbed up the summit.

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