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Beinn Odhar


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.
901 m (2956 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.
21 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.
Dun-coloured 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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn Odhar has four short ridges forming corries on its N, E and S faces. Of these ridges, only the SE is of any length as it turns S 4.2km to Creag Bhan Eigheach.

All ridges can be ascended and there are few crags other than in Coire Luaidh on the N face.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Odhar include
 Steep 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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Oss
by Metcheck
Beinn Odhar Area Map
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 Routes that include Beinn Odhar
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1409 m 19.93 km 6.5 hrs Beinn Odhar, Cam Chreag [Auch] and Beinn Chaorach  A long route over three peaks (901m, 885m and 818m) on steep grass slopes. Strenuous, but not technically difficult.  

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James at the small summit cairn on a dreich morning 11/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

On a cloudy and windy summit 11/10.2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Beinn Odhar: 2nd November 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself at summit of Beinn Odhar 3 June 2012.

© Brian Mcwilliam

Image by Brian Mcwilliam
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James Corrigan
wrote on
June 5, 2011
This was the first hill i seen from Tyndrum many,many years ago when Hill walking had not entered my head but it caught my eye and i remembered it each time i came up the A82 from Tyndrum.Ben Dorian even more so which i climbed a while ago now.Left from Tyndrum. Green Welly shop and walked up the WHW for 2 miles to the base of the hill.Headed straight up, in line with the summit for a slog on featureless slopes.The views soon open up though with Ben Chalum to the East and Ben Dhubhcraig/BenOss.Ben Lui.Ben Chuirn/Meal Odhar.Fiarach Ben More and so many more.All old friends now!The final push to the top is on bouldery scree.A large Cairn comes in to view with great views of Ben Dorain.Another smaller Cairn further down gives stunning views in to the other Munro`s and Corbetts packed together with their large drops between each other.Took to the East side of Ben Odhar and on to the connecting ridge of Meall Buidhe.Descended down to WHW and back to Tyndrum
Bruce Donachie
wrote on
July 2, 2009
Decided to try the 5 Corbett round, myself. It took 11 hours, starting out at 0630 (parked A82,SSE ridgeOdhar), temp was 16 degrees and sunny, finishing at 1730 temp 23 degrees, the sun having disappeared hours ago. Definitely felt like "boil in the bag", with little in the way of breeze, until the summits. I constantly sweated using at least 1 litre of water per summit (bring your puritabs)but dooking by face in the burns and river along the way helped a treat! Last hill was Chaistell, thru Coralan, joined WHW, which was the toughest part, back to the car. Saw no Tornados, but experienced Cleggs (Horse Flys) the size of Apache helicopters!
Dr Malcolm MacRae
wrote on
May 12, 2009
Completed the 5 Corbett round on Sunday 10th May 2009 starting from the main road pass at 8.30am finishing on Chaisteil at 8pm returning to car at 10.40pm, 14hr 40min later, tramping along the railway sleepers in the dark. Must be out of condition! Steep wet grass slopes averaging over 2 hours to each top. Weather - summit cloud on Odhar, sleet shower on Chaorach then hot & sunny; top off & thirsty - snow patches & burns used. Half way round tried out new Spiders for 60th birthday & found them a great boon on these steep wet grassy slopes particularly on descent.
Darrin Frew
wrote on
July 16, 2006
A tough slog up the steep, mossy slopes on a warm day but the constant aerial attack by big horrible mosquitos (these things made midges look soft!) keep me going up to the higher and cooler altitudes. Couldn't find the path OR the disused mines but what I did see was fantastic views of the Crianlarich mountains, the Ben Lui group, Ben Cruachan in the distance, The Black Mount and beyond to Ben Nevis. It was a little hazy so on a better day you might be able to see even further. Warning though - watch out for RAF Tornados, one just about took my head off! I've never been so terrified!
Alex Bryce
wrote on
July 8, 2006
The infamous traverse of the five Corbetts is a tougher day than you would think. I'd recommend the circle of Beinn Odhar, Beinn Chaorach, Cam Chreag and then Ben Challum from Tyndrum.

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