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Carn Ban


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.
845 m (2772 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.
98 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.
White cairn

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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Carn Ban is a remote hill beyond the western end of Strathcarron. It is a broad sprawling hill with a gently rounded top yet some of its lower slopes into the surrounding glens and corries are steep and craggy. For these reasons good navigation is critical.

Approaches to Carn Ban are possible from Strathcarron to the E, Strath Vaich to the S; Inverlael on the A835 to the W on the path through Coire an Lochain Sgeririch that leads to Seana Braigh (Munro); and finally via Strath Mulzie from Oykell Bridge on the A837 in the N.

All are long routes, but Strathcarron is possibly the best as the long E ridge of An Socach, its E neighbour, offers an easy ascent and keeps you clear of steep slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Ban include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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 Carn Ban

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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
by Metcheck
Carn Ban Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Ban.

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 Routes that include Carn Ban
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1308 m 34.79 km 9.5 hrs Carn Ban  A very long route with a good high level route to a remote mountain.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Ban

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Ban

Myself and David Peden on summit Carn Ban after climbing Beinn a'Chaisteil. then an 11 mile cycle back out to Black Bridge for a big days Cycle/walk in 10hrs 25 mins in total. 05 04/2014

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Alan Puckrin on 04 May 2019

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Carn Ban
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Carn Ban or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
May 13, 2009
From Oykel Bridge you can take a track for 6 miles to Corriemulzie Lodge where there is a 'walkers car park', this track is very rough though and littered with potholes. From there I took the track to Loch Choire Mhor with the wonderful Creag an Duine of Seana Braigh in front all the way. Started the ascent behind 'Magoo's Bothy' and on up to the featureless summit. This hill covers a huge area and in bad weather would need competent navigation. Summit offers brilliant views and could be done along with Seana Braigh to make a large circuit for a long summer day. A bike would also be of use.

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