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Beinn a' Bhuiridh


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.
897 m (2942 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.
26 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 stag roaring

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 a' Bhuiridh is part of the Ben Cruachan group, lying to the S of Stob Diamh (Munro) connected to Stob Garbh by a col (730m), and logically should be included in the Cruachan route. However it is an imposing hill in its own right, with beautiful views down Loch Awe, and makes for a good shorter day out.

Beinn a' Bhuiridh has one long ridge to the E, but otherwise is a compact hill. The slopes to the S are easy to moderate but quite rocky above Lochawe village. To the N the slopes are steeper and more craggy, particularly close to the summit.

Ascent is not difficult, with access possible from Drishaig up the E ridge, from Stob Garbh to the N, and from Cruachan Dam.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Bhuiridh include
 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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Ben Cruachan
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Bhuiridh.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Bhuiridh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 946 m 13.39 km 4.5 hrs Beinn a' Bhuiridh  Initial ascent on track followed by slog up Coire Ghlais. There is a steep climb to the summit , followed by a gradual descent E on ridge. Strenuous but short ascent. Not Yet Rated 

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Beinn a' Bhuiridh May'11

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Myself at Summit Beinn A Bhuiridh 20/11/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me beinn a bhuiridh

© Jim Nicol

Image by Jim Nicol

peter beinn a bhuiridh

© Jim Nicol

Image by Jim Nicol
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Post a few words about Beinn a' Bhuiridh or read what others have had to say.

James Corrigan
wrote on
October 17, 2010
Included Beinn a Buiridh with Stob Diamh and Ben Cruachan.After a steep descent from Cruachan we then made west over Cruachan reservoir and up the steep grassy slopes to the high col with Stob Garbh.The climb from here is on loose rock and boulder.There are 2 cairns with our GPS telling us the smaller one is 12m higher than the other larger one where you make the long and often steep descent to the A85.Adding this corbett to the Cruachan horseshoe makes it a long and demanding day.Fortunately we had great visibilty which made it all worth it.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
April 9, 2009
This peak is worth climbing as a final continuation of the reservoir horseshoe. From the Sron Garbh/Bhuiridh col it is a steep climb of some 180m up rock and grass. It is very steep and care is needed if wet but height is made quickly. The cairn is modest and sits circa in the middle of the ridge. From there we descended straight towards the dam down steep grassy slopes, retracing the inward part of the route back down alongside the Falls of Cruachan. Adding the Corbett made the route about 7 hours and is a sensible addition if climbing Munro's and Corbett's.

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