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Beinn Eunaich

Munro

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
989 m (3244 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.
NN13563276
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
156 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
2
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
Fowling 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.

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

 Description
The summit of Beinn Eunaich lies at the intersection of four ridges. The W ridge leads to Beinn a' Chochuill where the mountains are linked by a high col.

The usual ascent is through farmland on the track to the Lairig Noe then onto the S ridge of Beinn Eunaich with steep grass leading to the summit.

The SE and NE ridges are more craggy and not normally used for ascent, but as the path to Glen Kinglass over Lairig Dhoireann rises to 660m which could facilitate an ascent by the NE ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Eunaich include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Cruachan
by Metcheck
Beinn Eunaich Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Beinn Eunaich
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
25.0 km
Glencoe Independent Hostel & Self Catering Accommodation
Glencoe, Nr Ballachulish, Argyll
28.1 km
The Old Coach House, North Ballachulish
6 Alltshellach Cottages, North Ballachulish
28.1 km
The Old Stables, North Ballachulish
7 Alltshellach Cottages, North Ballachulish
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Eunaich.

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 Routes that include Beinn Eunaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1318 m 13.09 km 5 hrs Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill  Easy to moderate on short grass, no scrambling required.  
2 1326 m 13 km 5 hrs Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill  This is a nice easy day out, with no real difficulties. Much easier than neighbouring Ben Cruachan. Take time to enjoy the views of Stob Damh, Ben Cruachan, Glen Noe and Loch Etive. As well as the views from the tops of the Etive and Glen Coe tops.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Eunaich

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Eunaich

Kaz and I at the top of Beinn Eunaich, ice axe not really required but it made a nice photo, what can I say?

© Chris Stewart

Image by Chris Stewart

Me & my sweetheart at the top of beinn eunaich, on a friday afternoon, where we were lucky enough to view a brochen spectre this was a spectacular site.

© mick smith

Image by mick smith

Bruce Sloan at summit of Bein Eunaich with Ben Cruachan in distance.

© JOCK TARTAN

Image by JOCK TARTAN

Beinn Eunaich summit,the first of 4 munro's on my Ben Cruachan circuit 21.8.10

© iain watson

Image by iain watson
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Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
by Doug Tulloch
Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
by Geert Gritter
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 Comments
 
James Corrigan
wrote on
July 2, 2011
Beinn Eunaich was a continuation from Beinn a Chochuill.It is the less dramatic of the two but has great views over the the edge of Loch Awe and the Corbett Beinn a Bhuiridh.Ben More and Stob Binnein are well seen from here off the the East.Could also pick out Ben Lomond and The Cobbler directly South.Views and more views and good ones over to Glen Etive hills with Ben Starav dominating.Views back to Beinn a Chochuill show this hill to be much more interesting than actualy being on it!.A long curving ridge with steep North facing Corries.The dramatic Stob Diamh and the very impressive Ben Starav with it`s razor edges and pointy peaks make the effort well worth it.
Fiona Johnstone
wrote on
May 29, 2006
Climbed Beinn Eunaich in a mixture of wind, sun, rain and hail - sometimes all at the same time. Climb up Stob Maol was fairly steep, but after that there was no difficulties. Descended back via the ridge that adjoins Beinn a Chochuill, then cutting down alongside the Allt Lairig Ianachain. Unfortunately we ran out of time to climb Beinn a Chochuill itself.
 
 

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