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Beinn Lair


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.
859 m (2818 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.
77 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.
Hill of the mare

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Beinn Lair lies on a range of hills running NW to SE on the NE shore of Loch Maree. The A832 road is only 5km away, but on the other side of Loch Maree, so unless you can arrange a ferry to Letterewe (we do not know if this is possible) then you have a very long walk in.

The path from Kernsary to Polt Fraochain offers the nearest approach and from here an ascent is possible via Bealach Mheinnidh which avoids the steep craggy NE face. The other faces of this hill offer easier slopes with only scattered rock outcrops but there are no access paths.

An approach from the Kinlochewe end of Loch Maree is possible, but even longer.

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

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn Lair Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Lair.

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 Routes that include Beinn Lair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2121 m 37.31 km 11.5 hrs Beinn Lair and Beinn Airigh Charr  This is very long route over many tops, so good fitness required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Lair

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Lair

Me at the Summit Beinn Lair 08/06/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at the huge cairn of Beinn Lair with Slicoh behind on 08/06/2013, along with David Peden(photographer).

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Beinn Lair: 19th April 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Beinn Lair: 19th April 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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David Adams on 26 Jun 2018

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Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor and Beinn Lair
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