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Beinn Trilleachan


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.
840 m (2755 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.
103 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.
Sandpiper 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.

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  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn Trilleachan dominates the western shore at the head of Loch Etive.

Beinn Trilleachan is a steep sided hill with the summit at the confluence of its two ridges, NE and SSW. For the hill-walker the safest approach is to follow the path by the forest edge at Gualachulain onto the NW ridge. This ridge requires some scrambling and sections offer a degree of exposure.

This hill is famous for its huge inclined granite slabs which lend themselves to friction climbing.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Trilleachan include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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
Beinn Trilleachan Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Trilleachan.

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 Routes that include Beinn Trilleachan
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1043 m 8.96 km 3.5 hrs Beinn Trilleachan  A steep sided hill with lots of exposed rock. The route up the NE ridge is only sensible route unless you are a rock climber and wish to tackle the slabs.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Trilleachan

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Trilleachan

Me and Alan Campbell at Summit Beinn Trilleachan 19/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me and Kevin summit Beinn Trilleachan 08/05/10. A brilliant days walking, great weather. Must go down as one of my favourite walks, views superb all around.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

pepi having a well earned rest at the top

© Corrie & alex Boyd

Image by Corrie & alex Boyd

At the top on a great day

© Corrie & alex Boyd

Image by Corrie & alex Boyd
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Oliver Bartrum on 30 Apr 2018

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James Corrigan
wrote on
June 21, 2014
Beinn Trilleachan hold one of the finest panoramic views in Scotland. From the head on view to the mighty Ben Starav, down Loch Etive and to all of the hills down Glen Etive. Ben Cruachan hills and endless amounts of other hills nearby and distant. The route up is along the line of forest, a bit boggy but striking directly SW on to the hill soon gives good ground and easy progress from Mael nan Gobhar, soon on to the point where you can have a look at the Etive slabs. After a good look, i decided this was not a way down for the return and the Coffin Stone far below seemed a deterrent. After some height loss its SW up to the summit and its granite slabbed top and Cairn. Then those views. Stunning. This a hill for fine weather and the scenery is just breath taking.Ben Starav looks immense from here and like many others is still holding a lot of snow patches for June. The views up to Stob Dhub and Stob na Brogie bealach is fantastic and what a scene that is from here.

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