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Ben Aden


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.
887 m (2910 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.
38 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.
Mountain of the face

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
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

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

Ben Aden and Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe (Corbett) are two remote Corbetts in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart and tend to be climbed together. The possible approaches are a long walk in from Kinloch Hourn, or by boat to Inverie and another long walk so be prepared to stay one or more nights.

By either route you will find yourself faced with unbridged river crossings. Accessing these hills is a serious undertaking requiring good judgement and careful navigation.

These are rough craggy hills which are seldom climbed and you may have to select your own route through the rocks and crags. However with good route selection you should not face more than minor scrambling.

Hazards you may encounter on Ben Aden include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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 Ben Aden

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Ben Aden Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Ben Aden
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
20.5 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
For information on camping visit
ScottishCamping.com who also produce
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 Ben Aden.

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 Routes that include Ben Aden
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 3195 m 41.17 km 14 hrs Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe and Ben Aden  A serious expedition to two remote peaks, which will require at least one night overnight stay. These are very rocky hills and careful route selection plus some scrambling will be required. See mountain descriptions for more detail. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ben Aden

 Baggers Gallery for Ben Aden

Ben Aden from River Cannoch 14th June 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Kevin Yancouskie,Myself and David Peden summit Ben Aden 26/08/2014. A perfect day weather wise that allowed us to sail up Loch Quoich on a small boat.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Douglas Robertson on 10 Jul 2018
Barry Cross on 06 May 2018

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Ben Aden and Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe
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