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Beinn Odhar Bheag


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.
882 m (2893 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.
46 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.
Little dun coloured 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.

Beinn Odhar has two main tops, the central Beinn Odhar Mhor (Mhor meaning larger) at 870m and the larger Beinn Odhar Bheag (Bheag meaning small) at 882m. You may wish to drop into the hotel bar in Glennfinnan and ask the locals what they were drinking when they named these peaks.

Beinn Odhar is a complex hill with multiple radiating rocky ridges to the SE, E and NE. To the W of the twin peaks lies Coire Buidhe which lies between the NW ridges of the two tops. It is these ridges which offer the best ascent routes.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Odhar Bheag include
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
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Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Beinn Odhar Bheag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Odhar Bheag.

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 Routes that include Beinn Odhar Bheag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1410 m 14.92 km 5.5 hrs Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh  Difficult approach over river but good ascent via well defined ridges. Not Yet Rated 

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Me at Summit Beinn Odhar Beag 25/03/2012 with Loch Shiel in background

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me summit Beinn Odhar Bheag 25/03/12, my 150th Corbett

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Barry Cross on 18 Oct 2018
Robert Healey on 25 Jul 2018

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Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh
by David McSporran
Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh
by Stevie Yates

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
February 22, 2010
Parking for these two is next to a gate in a lay-by at GR 857813. The ascent of Beinn Odhar Bheag is quite tough particularly in Winter, as the slopes are quite steep and the ground is quite undulating until the top Beinn Odhar Mhor is reached. You lose a fair bit of height when descending to the bealach between the two corbetts and then the ascent of Beinn Mhic Cedidh is a rather dull plod up uniform slopes. The descent is down the rocky north ridge before descending to the Allt a' Coire Bhuidhe which can be crossed at 835505. From there an ATV track can be followed back to the A830.

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