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Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven]


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.
867 m (2844 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.
67 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 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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Garbh Bheinn is a crescent shaped hill, with its two ends curving northwards towards the shores of Loch Leven.

The southern slopes are fairly steep, with a few rocky outcrops below the summit. The northern slopes are of more varied terrain with the slopes folded into minor ridges scattered with rocky outcrops and stony areas giving the mountain its name (Garbh menaing rough).

The normal ascent is from the W on the crest of the ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven] include
 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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Bidean nan Bian
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven].

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 Routes that include Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 825 m 5.77 km 2.5 hrs Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven]  A sort ascent on an easy ridge with little sign of the rough terrain for which this hill is named Not Yet Rated 

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

 Baggers Gallery for Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven]

On top of Garbh Bheinn 11th June 2017

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Alan Campbell on the Summit Garbh Bheinn 28/8/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit Garbh Bheinn 28/8/11. Blackwater reservoir in the background.

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me and Kev at summit Garbh Bheinn 24/04/10. Also done Mam na Gualainn just before this.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven]
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Post a few words about Garbh Bheinn [Loch Leven] or read what others have had to say.

James Corrigan
wrote on
May 21, 2012
Started just over the bridge from the campsite at Allt Glean a Chaolais.There is room for 2 cars.Walk back 100 yds and take the path across the road.So beginns the start of several false tops.The views improve rapidly as height is gained with Pap of Glencoe very prominent.Loch Leven below soon appears.The North face of Aonach Eagach is magnificent with the ridge itself in great view as further height is gained.The acual summit of Garbh Beinn appears to be ahead steeply to the West but more false summits appear.Views down on to the lower top accompanied by Loch Leven Loch Linnhe.Ben Nevis.Mamores.Pap of Glencoe.The Munros of Aonach Eagagh and its razor back ridge are outstanding.A tough steep hill but very rewarding for the commanding views.The Easterly Cairn gives great views to Blackwater resevoir with the North Cairn looking right on to Ben Nevis.Worth a short walk East for the view down to Kinlochleven.Very dramatic.

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