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Beinn Dearg Mor


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.
910 m (2985 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.
9 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Big red mountain

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.

Beinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Bheag (Corbett)are two remote mountains accessible from Corrie Hallie to the NE or on the track by the Gruinard River starting from the A832 in Guinard Bay to the NW. Both routes involve un-bridged river crossings which may be dangerous when water levels are high.

The traditional route from Corrie Hallie gives the best views of this impressive mountain. Beinn Dearg Mor is the larger 90m, it has a rocky top and steep frequently craggy slopes. It has four distinct ridges radiating NNE, E, SSE and WNW from the summit, the latter ridge leading down to a col which leads to Beinn Dearg Bheag.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Dearg Mor include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags 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.
Picture Gallery for Beinn Dearg Mor

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn Dearg Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Dearg Mor.

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 Routes that include Beinn Dearg Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1790 m 27.3 km 8.5 hrs Beinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Bheag  This is a longer route that requires a river crossing which may be impossible in wet weather, but it takes you past An Teallach .  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Dearg Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Dearg Mor

Alba,Myself, David Peden and Kevin summit Beinn Dearg Mor 25/05/13.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Beinn Dearg Mor: 20th April 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Christopher & Claudia Birrell, Robin M-Y & Andrew Cranfielsd on Beinn Dearg Mor with An Teallach behind

© Christopher Birrell

Image by Christopher Birrell

Nick Butterworth looking across to An Teallach

© Steve Marlow

Image by Steve Marlow
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Beinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Bheag
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Beinn Dearg Mor or read what others have had to say.

Mike Watson
wrote on
April 20, 2009
A fantastic hill! Those into scrambling have lots of opportunities but beware of loose rock. Although similar to An Teallach it receives a lot less traffic thus the routes can be somewhat chossy at times.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
December 11, 2008
In August 1977 I attempted an approach by the SSE ridge but gave up on the unexpectedly scary pinnacles and crossed over to the easy east ridge.

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