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Buidhe Bheinn


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.
885 m (2903 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.
41 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.
Yellow 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.

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

Buidhe Bheinn lies to the S of Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais which lies on the S Glen Shiel Ridge to which it is connected by a long curved ridge allowing both peaks to be taken in a single expedition. p>Buidhe Bheinn is an otherwise remote mountain which can be climbed from Kinloch Hourn which lies at the end of a long narrow road.

Buidhe Bheinn has three ridges, W turning WSW, SE turning S and NE turning N. The latter ridge connects to Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais which was previously thought to be of identical height and therefore a contender for the Corbett title, but Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais is now known to be smaller by 29cm.

Buidhe Bheinn is a rough craggy hill, but is not a difficult ascent particularly as stalkers paths come high on its SW slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Buidhe Bheinn include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Buidhe Bheinn

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
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Buidhe Bheinn 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 Buidhe Bheinn
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
10.2 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 Buidhe Bheinn.

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 Routes that include Buidhe Bheinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 883 m 10.19 km 3.5 hrs Buidhe Bheinn  A rough craggy Mountain but good ascent path. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Buidhe Bheinn

 Baggers Gallery for Buidhe Bheinn

Me, Kevin Yancouskie and John Donnelly at Summit 30/4/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Buidhe Bheinn
by David McSporran

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 27 May 2010 Buidhe Bheinn from Kinloch Hourn Roger Vander Steen Buidhe Bheinn Not Yet Rated
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