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Beinn Maol Chaluim


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.
907 m (2975 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.
14 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.
Calum's bare 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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

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

Beinn Maol Chaluim is an elongated hill S of Bidean nam Bian. It consists of a high ridge 1.4km long, running NW-SE, curving N at the NW end and S at the SE end.

It has a craggy NE slope, but is normally ascended from the S on easy to moderate grass slopes without encountering the more difficult terrain.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Maol Chaluim include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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 Maol Chaluim

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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
Bidean nan Bian
by Metcheck
Beinn Maol Chaluim Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Maol Chaluim.

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 Routes that include Beinn Maol Chaluim
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 852 m 7.8 km 3.5 hrs Beinn Maol Chaluim  A short and straight-forward ascent Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Maol Chaluim

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Maol Chaluim

Myself at the summit of Beinn Maol Chaluim 18 October 2012.

© Brian Mcwilliam

Image by Brian Mcwilliam

Me at Summit Beinn Maol Chaluim 27/8/11 with Bidean in background. then went on to climb Stob Dubh across the Glen

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Paul Jessett on the summit with Bidean nam Bian in background

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett

Me at summit Beinn Maol Chaluim, Bidean nam Bian behind 02/11/08

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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neil scott on 25 Aug 2018
Oliver Bartrum on 29 Apr 2018

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Beinn Maol Chaluim
by David McSporran

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James Corrigan
wrote on
May 20, 2012
Started from Glen tive at the break in the forest at 149496.There is room to park 2 cars across from the passing place avove Loch Urr.The going is steep and reltentless from here and rough.This takes you to the the crest in the hill and involves lots of bog hopping.Dry Boots are unlikely here.The South part of the Hill is soon reached and again a hard slog up.Scramle up crags to reach the flat SE Top.Views to many of the Glen Etive Mountains are extensive and magnificent.Sgur na Ulaidh looks most impressive from here.Heading NE reveals a clear path all the way to the summit of Bein Maol Chaluim.An impressive Corbett with terrific views all round.

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