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Beinn Mhic Chasgaig


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.
864 m (2834 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.
70 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.
MacChasgaig's 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
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Beinn Mhic Chasgaig has two main ridges running W and NE plus a short ridge SE connecting to Creise via a col (695m). This hill has steep slopes, frequently with exposed rock.

The approach from the W where there is a bridge, is often barred by a locked gate and one is faced with crossing the river with its attendant risks or a long walk in from Kingshouse.

If coming from the bridge, then the track/path S into Coire Ghiubhasan makes an ascent to the SE ridge the preferred route. If walking in from Kingshouse then the NE ridge gives an easy ascent.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Mhic Chasgaig include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
Beinn Mhic Chasgaig Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Mhic Chasgaig.

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 Routes that include Beinn Mhic Chasgaig
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 790 m 9.27 km 3.5 hrs Beinn Mhic Chasgaig  A steep and craggy hill. If the gate is locked then walk in from the Kings House hotel and ascend the NE ridge. Remember if you cross the river you will need to do so again at the end  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Mhic Chasgaig

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Mhic Chasgaig

Me At the Summit Beinn Mhic Chasgaig 21/11/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Looking towards Buachaille Etive Mor from the summit

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett

Me at the summit of Beinn Mhic Chasgaig on a beautiful spring day 20/03/09.Creise is in the background

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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