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Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour]


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.
885 m (2903 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.
42 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.
Rough Mountain

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
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

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

Appropriately named, Garbh Bheinn is a splendidly rough and craggy mountain. However whilst its slopes into Coire an Iubhair are steep and craggy, ascent through the crags is possible in several places.

If you are not a fan of scrambling on rocks the route up Sron a' Garbh Choire Bhig avoids the difficult rocks and, apart from the steep ascent of the summit, is on easy to moderate slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Bidean nan Bian
by Metcheck
Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour].

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 Routes that include Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1005 m 7.56 km 3.5 hrs Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour]  Short steep ridge climb on a very craggy mountain.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour]

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Garbh Bheinn 2nd April 2016

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself, David Peden and Kevin Yancouskie on summit Garbh Bheinn 08/07/2012. My 2nd time on this Corbett

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Chris Stakim and myself summit Garbh Bheinn 05/11/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me at the summit of Garbh Bheinn [Ardgour], 9th November 2006.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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Jonathan Small on 09 Aug 2023

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Peter Lang
wrote on
August 9, 2011
A superb hill day, recommend circuit via good path up glen to headwaters follow SW tributary into coire and steep ascent of good ground to crest just below summit and few easy rock steps to top within 10 minutes (route in pocket mountains, west highlands edition) For accommodation try superb bunkhouse at Ariundle centre, by Strontian. breakfast /meals/bar available at centre by bunkhouse.

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