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Beinn Udlamain


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.
1011 m (3316 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.
119 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.
Gloomy 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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

From the summit of Beinn Udlamain a ridge runs S to a broad bealach at the head of Coire Dhomhain which connects to Sgairneach Mhor (a common ascent route).

At the N limit of the summit plateau there are two ridges, a narrow rocky N ridge and a broader NE ridge curving round Fraoich-choire to connect with A' Mharconnaich at a high col.

The W slopes towards loch Ericht and the E slopes into Coire Dhomhain are steep and should be avoided. It is recommended to continue onto A' Marchonnaich if you are not returning to the head of Coire Dhomhain.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Udlamain include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
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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Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
Beinn Udlamain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Udlamain.

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 Routes that include Beinn Udlamain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 802 m 15.01 km 4.5 hrs Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor  Easy route starting from high altitude. Makes an excellent winter walk  
2 1183 m 23.12 km 7 hrs Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor, A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn [Drumochter Pass]  Easy walking in a beautiful area. Care needed crossing stream when in spate.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Udlamain

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Udlamain

top of beinn udlamain

© Colin Mochan

Image by Colin Mochan

Top of Beinn Udlamain 21.01.11

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Me on Beinn Uldamain.

© mackenzie barker

Image by mackenzie barker

Susie and I on top of Beinn Udlamain named correctly "Gloomy Hill"

© Stephen Harte

Image by Stephen Harte
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Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain
by Graham Ellis
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Jim Westwood
wrote on
April 23, 2013
Good day oot

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