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Binnein Beag


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.
943 m (3093 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.
230 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.
Small 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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Binnein Beag is a compact mountain with a conical summit of boulders and scree with crags to the W and NE. The slopes are of moderate incline, and the ascent is easy but with some scrambling over boulders.

Normal access is via the path that passes between Binnein Beag and Binnein Mor and up the W slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Binnein Beag include
 Stony/rocky Slopes 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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 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Beag
by Metcheck
Binnein Beag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Binnein Beag.

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 Routes that include Binnein Beag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1193 m 16.82 km 5.5 hrs Binnein Beag  A moderate route over rocky terrain with minor scrambling .  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Binnein Beag

 Baggers Gallery for Binnein Beag

from right,me,daw,ian,john,kriss at the Binnein Beag summit 2nd of the day

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Molly ploughing through the snow on an ultimately successful trip to the summit of Binnein Beag. November 2008.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

At the summit of Binnein Beag on a dry but blustery day 10/102010

© Ian Mather

Image by Ian Mather

Me atop Binnien Beag probably my most favorite munro ever. oct 31st 2009

© mackenzie barker

Image by mackenzie barker
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Binnein Beag
by Neil Cuthbert
Sgurr Eilde Mor and Binnein Beag
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Post a few words about Binnein Beag or read what others have had to say.

Alex Bryce
wrote on
September 19, 2009
What Martin describes as "annoyingly pointy" is an attractive conical shape which lends itself to superb views of the surrounding peaks and glens. The "very tedious drop and re-ascent" is negociated by a superb path that makes for quick and clear progress when approaching from the south.
Martin Joyce
wrote on
July 18, 2008
In response to Roger's request for a report on the south ridge I can confirm that it is steep and rough but not excessively loose. My general impression of this hill is that it's an annoyingly pointy little so and so, a long way from anywhere. There's also a very tedious drop and re-ascent between the two lochans which seems unavoidable when approaching from the south.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
October 19, 2006
We approached from Glen Nevis. The Water of Nevis can be crossed on stepping stones at 205684, 60 metres beyond an upright metal fence post. After a trudge up a wet, grassy slope we chose to ascend by the scree slope directly ahead. This was very hard work, the stones being too unstable to support my weight, although my wife had less difficulty. We took a steep, grassy way down between the north and the east ridges, taking care to avoid hidden rock outcrops. After passing the north ridge we descended on wet grass to cross the river at 214688 using a grassy island and a large boulder, but there are other options. I would be glad to hear of a better route for the final 500 feet to the summit. Perhaps some one would send in a report on the south ridge.

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