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Ladhar Bheinn


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.
1020 m (3346 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.
111 of 282 Munros
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.
Hill of the hoof or claw

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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  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

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

Ladhar Bheinn is a wonderful craggy mountain on the remote Knoydart Penninsula. It is a large and complex mountain with many ridges and corries.

The summit ridge runs NW to SE where it intersects, at an altitude of 849m, a much longer ridge from Sgurr Coire Choinnichean in the SW to Creag Bheithe in the NE.

Ladhar Bheinn can be access via this ridge by ascending to the bealach, Mam Suidheig, and traversing the narrow Aonach Sgoilte ridge to reach the main ridge.

From the summit a craggy ridge runs NE, the Druim a Choire Odhair which offers an ascent route from the path to Barrisdale into Coire Dhorrcail.

Further major ridges NE turning NNW to Mullach Li (668m) and NW to An Diollaid. A descent from the lochan on the NW ridge SW on grassy slopes leads to paths in Gleann na Guiserein.

Hazards you may encounter on Ladhar Bheinn include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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
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Ladhar Bheinn
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Ladhar Bheinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ladhar Bheinn.

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 Routes that include Ladhar Bheinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2050 m 22.34 km 8 hrs Ladhar Bheinn  A long route to a remote mountain with narrow ridges and deep corries. This is a classic and a must for lovers of wild places.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ladhar Bheinn

 Baggers Gallery for Ladhar Bheinn

Alex at the end of the ridge on the way down

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

James relaxing at summit on a perfect day. 23/07/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Happy to finally be on the summit of Ladhar Bheinn. Extremely hot and sunny. 23/07/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me on the summit of Ladhar Bheinn from inside a very wet cloud on 20/08/2012.

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds
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Penny Lockwood
wrote on
May 8, 2014
Walked from Barisdale along a trak to the old sheilings in Coire Dhorrchail. Crossed the river and took the ridge round to the summit. A few steep climbs over rocks but easy to navigate
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
June 22, 2009
30th May 2009. From Inverie by An Diollaid and the mainly grassy west ridge. On the descent to Bealach Coire Dhorrchail there is the ccasional rock step which requires care. The descent from this bealach south-west into Coire Torr an Asgaill is more grassy nearer to the slopes of Ladhar Bheinn, avoiding the rock pavements.
David Harbottle
wrote on
November 20, 2007
Here is a link to my video diary of my traverse of Ladhar Bheinn from Barisdale to Inverie: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3byi6_day-4-of-knoydart-bothying-expediti
David Harbottle
wrote on
November 1, 2007
If planning an ascent from Barisdale I can recommend an alternative approach into Coire Dhorrcail: From Barisadale, continue NW along the coastline (good path) to the flat camping ground at NG 853 055. Don't cross the river, but look for a clearly seen stile that leads to an intermittent path (easy to follow) along the east side of Inbhir Dhorrcail and join the 'trade route' at about NG 852 044. It's worth it for the interesting coastal viewpoints.
Peter Lang
wrote on
September 12, 2006
Boat service now in Murray Morrisons hands at Arnisdale (01599 522774) will pick up / drop off anywhere in loch Hourn. £10 each way per person in modern metal boat to Barisdale = 10mins, even land with dry feet due to prow folds to become step onto shingle.Superb round of Coire Dhorrcail anti clockwise, path heads thro bracken into corrie bowl then steep pathless pull onto Druim a choire odhair ridge which narrows nicely to summit - no real scrambling. continue round to 849m point and traverse around left on faint path towards buttress and final short steep descent to mam barrisdale ridge.

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