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Garbh-bheinn [Skye]


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.
808 m (2650 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.
144 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
  32   South Skye & Cuillin Hills

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

Garbh-bheinn is well named as it is indeed a rough craggy hill with a steep rocky summit. Garbh-bheinn lies due N of Bla Bheinn (Munro) to which it is connected by the smaller peak of Sgurr nan Each (720m), but the traverse from Bla Bheinn to Garbh-bheinn is for experienced scramblers only.

The easiest approach is from the N where the the A87 road curves round the head of Loch Ainort. From here easy slopes lead to Garbh-bheinn's two outlying tops Druim Eadar da Choire (489m) and Belig (702m) which lead you on to the two main ridges.

Hazards you may encounter on Garbh-bheinn [Skye] include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 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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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Sgurr Dubh Mor
by Metcheck
Garbh-bheinn [Skye] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Garbh-bheinn [Skye].

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 Routes that include Garbh-bheinn [Skye]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 899 m 7.92 km 3.5 hrs Garbh-bheinn [Skye]  Short route up a classic steep craggy peak. Not Yet Rated 

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Gharbh-bheinn 29th July 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Kevin, myself and John Young from Stonehouse, summit Garbh-bheinn 02/04/2010.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Me and Jack at summit Garbh Bheinn 13/04/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Neil Beatham on 24 May 2018
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Garbh-bheinn [Skye]
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