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Bidein a' Chabair


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.
867 m (2844 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.
66 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.
Peak of the antler

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

Bidein a' Chabair is a rough rocky mountain with steep slopes and crags, lying in a relatively remote location on the edge of the Knoydart National Scenic Area.

It has a single ridge, the Druim Coire nan Laogh, running from Meall na Sroine WSW to Bidein a' Chabair then W over Sgurr na h-Aide (859m) to join Sgurr nam Meirleach at a high col (672m).

Bidein a' Chabair is normally climbed from the E via the path to Strathan. Due to its remote nature, this is not a frequently climbed hill and you should be prepared to do your own route finding through the crags.

Hazards you may encounter on Bidein a' Chabair include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky 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.
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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
Bidein a' Chabair Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Bidein a' Chabair
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
26.2 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Bidein a' Chabair.

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 Routes that include Bidein a' Chabair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1102 m 23.25 km 6.5 hrs Bidein a' Chabair  Long route taking you to the edge of Knoydart, navigate with care. Not Yet Rated 

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Cairn on Bidean a Chabair 867m 15th June 2015

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Kevin, myself and David Peden summit Bidean a'Chabair 24/05/2014. we the went onto Carn Mor.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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