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Beinn Bhan [Applecross]


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.
896 m (2939 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.
27 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.
White 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
  24   Raasay & Applecross, Loch Torridon & Plockton
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 Bhan is a complex hill with mainly steep craggy slopes, the exception being the SE slopes which allow easy access onto the SE ridge. The main summit ridge is crescent shaped, with an additional long ridge to the SE.

The W slopes into Coire Attadale are steep and craggy, as are the S slopes into Coire nan Arr. The E slopes are carved into ridges and spurs producing 6 corries, all of them craggy and steep. Some of the ridges between the corries offer good scrambling to the summit ridge. Lots of fun for the experienced climber.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhan [Applecross] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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 Bhan [Applecross]

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

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 Bhan [Applecross] Area Map
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A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Beinn Bhan [Applecross]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
29.4 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
For information on camping visit
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
A mobile base fo your next Munro?
Fantastic, heated, 2-4 berth campervans for hire

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bhan [Applecross].

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 Routes that include Beinn Bhan [Applecross]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1024 m 12.3 km 4.5 hrs Beinn Bhan [Applecross]  Excellent route with some minor scrambling Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Bhan [Applecross]

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Bhan [Applecross]

Beinn Bhan Trig Point 17th May 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Beinn Bhan Trig Point 17th May 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

me at Summit Beinn Bhan 25/08/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit Beinn Bhan 07/05/2012, behind Sgurr a' Chaorachain and Skye.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Neil Beatham on 06 Jul 2018
Grant Duff on 31 Mar 2018

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Post a few words about Beinn Bhan [Applecross] or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
December 14, 2009
Superb mountain. Began route at Tornapress where a lay-by sits on the bridge over the river Kishorn. Took the track on the west side of the river that leads past the Corries of Beinn Bhan. Followed grassy slopes up into Coir' an Faimhair and took the ridge on the right hand side of this corrie which offered an interesting way onto the summit ridge. It was a mixture of minor scrambling and steep grassy slopes. Then followed the ridge over the main summit until its termination whereby steep grassy slopes were descended directly to the car. The views are brilliant and the peak very impressive.

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 03 Aug 2011 Beinn Bhan from Tornapress; 30 July 2011. Roger Vander Steen Beinn Bhan [Applecross] Not Yet Rated
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