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Beinn nan Imirean


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.
849 m (2785 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.
92 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 ridge

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

Beinn nan Imirean is essentially an outlying top of Meall Glas (Munro) to which it is connected by a broad col (660m).

Beinn nan Imirean is a triangular top with ridges to the N, SW and SE, the latter with a minor top ,Meall Garbh, offering the logical approach route from Auchessan. This Corbett is not worthy of a separate ascent and should be climbed with Meall Glas (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn nan Imirean include
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
Ben Oss
by Metcheck
Beinn nan Imirean Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn nan Imirean.

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 Routes that include Beinn nan Imirean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 992 m 13.02 km 4.5 hrs Meall Glas and Beinn nan Imirean  Moderate route on occassionaly boggy slopes to Beinn nan Imirean then through crags to Meall Glas. There should be no problems on this route providing the steep rocky regions are avoided Not Yet Rated 

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 Baggers Gallery for Beinn nan Imirean

James enjoying the lovely sunny hot day at the summit on 9/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at the summit with Meall Glas to the rear. 9/10/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A nice spot for lunch near the summit of Meall Garbh, on the way to Beinn nan Imirean.


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Me and John Donnelly(again,a year after his last gallery image) on Summit Beinn nan Imirean 23/12/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Beinn nan Imirean and Meall Glas
by William Deans

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James Corrigan
wrote on
November 5, 2011
Decided to take in this Corbett with its two near Munros Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil. There is room for 4 or 5 cars on the lay by at Auchessan. The road down the glen is private so no parking here. North west of the farm house is the way to go. The road that goes round the house leads to Meall Glas so avoid this. There is a track that skirts a burn. This leads to unending peat hags and bogs. Much bog hopping and route changing is done here. Strike up the lower top of Meall Garbh where things are less wet and soon the SE ridge of the Corbett is gained.This is uninteresting moorland mostly but fine views east to the 2 Munros of the day, south back the Ben More and Stob Binnein and west to Ben Lui. Made it worth while.
William Thomson
wrote on
May 16, 2010
I agree with the previous comment, fortunately I had the foresight to do just as recommended and I took in the 2 munros, Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil. Nice welcoming sign requesting mutual respect, has been erected by the owners of the farm which I though was a nice touch. I parked on the grass verge of the A85 at the road end to Auchessan.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
October 9, 2006
This hill is a fine viewpoint of the surrounding hills, Ben Lui, the Crianlarich hills, and the adjacent Munros in particular, but don't expect to be entertained on the boggy trudge from the south! Little chance of finding a path either. Best to climb as a pleasant appetiser for the neighbouring two Munros, it does little to merit a return visit.

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