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Ben Hee


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.
873 m (2864 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.
60 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.
Fairy 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.

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
  16   Lairg & Loch Shin, Loch Naver
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Ben Hee is a large mass of winding ridges and 4 distinct tops, rising from the E shore of Loch Merkland. The summit overlooks a large corrie cut into its E slopes, and much of Ben Hee's eastern slopes are steep and rocky.

From the summit ridges run NE to an un-named top (851m) where it branches to form 3 minor ridges; W to Sail Garbh (677m) then NW turning W to a smaller unnamed top (582m); and finally SW to Meallan Liath Mor (683m) turning SE to Meallan Liath Beag (503m).

Sail Garbh has a rocky corrie on its N face, but the Meallan Liaths are crag free with moderate slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Ben Hee 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.
Picture Gallery for Ben Hee

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
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Ben Hee Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ben Hee.

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 Routes that include Ben Hee
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 807 m 11.08 km 4 hrs Ben Hee  Easy route on large complex hill. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ben Hee

 Baggers Gallery for Ben Hee

John Donnelly, me, Tucker ( Caledonian challenge mascot) and Kevin Yancouskie at the Trig Point Ben Hee 11/05/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Recently Climbed By
Ben Hughes on 24 Jun 2018

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Ben Hee
by David McSporran
Ben Hee
by Graham Gaw
Ben Hee
by Stevie Yates

Post a few words about Ben Hee or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
November 17, 2008
Parking can be had immediately after the house at west Merkland just beyond the bridge. The stalkers path that is marked on the map that runs parallel with the Allt Coir’ a’ Chruiteir is not particularly good and in parts has fallen into the river so care is needed if the river is in spate. The terrain in general was very wet on ascent.

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