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Beinn a' Chrulaiste


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.
857 m (2811 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.
82 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.
Rocky 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.

Beinn a' Chrulaiste and Buachaille Etive More (Munro) sit either side of the A82 forming the E gateway to Glen Coe.

Beinn a' Chrulaiste has three main ridges, the largest runs N, curving E to the twin topped Meall Bhalach, the second largest runs W to Altnafeadh where there is parking, and the third ridge runs ESE providing an ascent route from the Kings House Hotel.

The S and NW slopes of Beinn a' Chrulaiste are steep and craggy, and there are crags NE of the summit, however an ascent via the W or ESE ridges will avoid these crags.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Chrulaiste 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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 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Chrulaiste Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Chrulaiste.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Chrulaiste
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 648 m 10.23 km 3.5 hrs Beinn a' Chrulaiste  Short approach to an ascent on easy to moderate slopes - can be extended by a descent to Kings House Hotel and a cold drink  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn a' Chrulaiste

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Chrulaiste

A super day to be on the summit. 2/06/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at Summit trig with great scenery all around 2/06/16

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Molly at the top of Beinn a' Chrulaiste. Ears blowing a bit in the wind! May 2013.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Stuart on the top of Beinn a' Chrulaiste Nov 2010 with Ben Nevis and Mamores in the background. Excellent views for a short walk from the Kings House.

© Alister Richmond

Image by Alister Richmond
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Post a few words about Beinn a' Chrulaiste or read what others have had to say.

Kevin Woods
wrote on
February 17, 2008
Chrulaiste isn't a great mountain for the terrain but for the views it's absolutely superb. Although it's just a great round lump of a hill, the views to Glen Coe and the Buachaille Etive Mor are stunning, and give you a real sense of the shape (and steepness!) of BEM. Climbed it on an overcast 2008-02-17, with some snow about, but not a lot left after the high pressure of the preceeding week.

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