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Beinn Eunaich


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.
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.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
156 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.
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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  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Ben Cruachan
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Beinn Eunaich Area Map
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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.

© Libby Smith

Image by Libby Smith

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

© Bruce Sloan

Image by Bruce Sloan

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
Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
by Nico Boxhoorn
Beinn Eunaich
by William McGilvray
Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
by Phillip Ferguson

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Alan Lorimer
wrote on
August 24, 2014
This was a combination of train, bike, hike, swim and run to complete in 3hrs18. Took the 8.41 train from dalmuir to loch awe, arriving at loch awe at about 10:47. I had a mountain bike with me and Loch Awe station to the road from the B8077 seems predominantly downhill. From the B8077 there is a good quality hydro road from the gate at 136288 which leads up the hill. You can follow this further up if the destination is Beinn a' Chochull, otherwise cycle to 129307 at about 290m height. There is a small cairn by the roadside and an indistinct path leads up right ENE. This can be followed, steeply at first then levelling out at 550m before striking generally north to the summit. Continue NW and into the Bealach and descend into the corrie. Return was fast downhill to a small dam at 127318. The hydro road meets this dam from there a run back to the bike was possible, followed by a quick cycle to Dalmally station in ample time for the 15:26 to Glasgow.
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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