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Beinn nan Oighreag


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.
909 m (2982 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.
11 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.
Hill of the cloudberries

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 nan Oighreag is approximately triangular in outline, with three main ridges; S to Carn Shionnach; NNE to Creag Dubh (633m) and N with spur to the W. Parts of the eastern slopes, and the whole of the upper S ridge are rocky.

Approaches are possible from Moar to the NNW in Glen Lyon; from the minor road to the E linking Glen Lyon to Loch Tay via the NE ridge; and from Glen Lochy via the old drovers road leading to the Lairig Breisleich. The latter is the more popular ascent.

It would be possible to combine an ascent of this hill with Meall Ghaordaidh (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn nan Oighreag include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 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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Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Meall Corranaich
by Metcheck
Beinn nan Oighreag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn nan Oighreag.

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 Routes that include Beinn nan Oighreag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 869 m 15.54 km 5 hrs Beinn nan Oighreag  Good approach path leads to gradual ascent up a narrow ridge Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn nan Oighreag

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James enjoying the views from the summit 2/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at the summit cairn on a fantastic day in October

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Kevin and myself on summit Beinn nan Oighreag 06/03/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself and Mick Smith and his wee dog Aonach at the cairned Summit

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Leon Mooney
wrote on
July 4, 2011
Climbed on 3/7/11 with Paula. Took the SMC route and had to circumvent the small hydro electric plant and cross many slippy sleeper bridges. After rounding Meall Dhuin Croisg we had to cross several streams - easier given the recent good weather. The ascent to the summit area was a total slog and I went around the first top and followed the fence to the summit. The two cairns marked on the map are clear to see, just north of the true summit. Good views, but this one will never be re-visited - no often I say that about a Corbett. A better route would be the Meall Ghaordaidh access path.
James Corrigan
wrote on
January 29, 2011
Revisit to the glorious Ben Lawers group to climb Beinn nan Oigreagh.The Glen Lyon. Bridge of Balgie approach ensures a longer day as the ascent from Tarmachan, although steep is a high start point.Walk in on to Alt Bail a Mhuillin and cross the burn.Fortunately it wasn`t in spate so eventualy found a crossing point.The West spur is then gained.Another hill with a few false tops and it got rapidly colder and steeper as ascent was made.The last 300ft or so was solid thick ice so care needed on the steep slopes.After a lot of slogging the first Cairn 899m came in to view with great views of Munro. Meall Ghaordaidh but not enough light left to consider an ascent so nipped over to the other Cairn which is the true top at 909m Views as far as Rannoch and Tyndrum hills made it all worthwhile.Made a direct go for Tarmachan ridge at Larig Breisleich for the descent.The burn was again not in spate so crossed 2 of them and back on to the road for the long walk back to Bridge of Balgie
William Thomson
wrote on
June 6, 2010
Climbed Beinn nan Oighreag then decended into the col and climbed the slope to catch the ridge up to Meall Ghaordaidh. Definately worth talking the 2 of these in on the same trip. 5 hour climb!
Scott and Jackie Turnbull
wrote on
November 26, 2009
wet and boggy underfoot and steep in parts. watch out for suicidal sheep! pint in killin hotel afterwards

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  Date Title Written by Including...
1 02 Apr 2012 Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lochay; 30 March 2012. Roger Vander Steen Beinn nan Oighreag Not Yet Rated
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