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Bac an Eich

Corbett

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.
Altitude
849 m (2785 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.
NH22214895
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
91 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Bank of the horse
 

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.

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

 Description
Bac an Eich is the highest point in a rectangle of land encircled by stalking paths which provide access from Inverchoran to the NE and Scardroy Lodge to the N both in Strathconon.

The summit of Bac an Eich lies close to its steep NE slopes,and there are ridges NW (An Leth-chreag), SE to Sgurr Toll Lochain and W turning NW to Creag Coire na Feola (770m).

From the summit there are easy slopes down to Loch na Caoidhe in the S and W to Drochaid Coire Mhadaidh either of which offers an easy ascent route.

Hazards you may encounter on Bac an Eich 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
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Liathach
by Metcheck
Bac an Eich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Bac an Eich.

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 Routes that include Bac an Eich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 941 m 14.28 km 4.5 hrs Bac an Eich  Good access paths to a pleasant traverse of a mountain in a beautiful region. A moderate length route without technical difficulties.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Bac an Eich

 Baggers Gallery for Bac an Eich

Myself and Ruth at summit on 2 December 2012.

© Brian Mcwilliam

Image by Brian Mcwilliam

me at summit Bac an Eich 15/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me At The Summit of Bac an Eich 15/09/2012 very,very, windy after having climbed An Sidhean

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
 
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Recently Climbed By
Grant Duff on 19 Jan 2017

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Bac an Eich
by David McSporran

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 Comments
 
Chris Bowles
wrote on
September 11, 2007
A nice wee hill, that due to its position will give fine views I'm sure, although it was cloudy when I climbed it. The ascent is particularly steep on heathery ground and it is quite tough. started in strathconan from Inverchoran farm and was at the summit in exactly 2 hours, the whole route was about 4. A fine day out and the return leg is made easier through the use of a good stalkers path.
 
 

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