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Beinn Mholach


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.
841 m (2759 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.
100 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.
Shaggy mountain

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Beinn Mholach is the the more easterly top of 3 on a ridge running E-W, the others being Beinn Bhoidheach (790m) in the centre and an unnamed top (683m) to the W. From the two more westerly tops a ridge runs N to Glas Mheall Mor (830m).

Beinn Mholach is the most rugged of these peaks with crags above 650m in most directions. The slopes are generally easy but steeper in a few places, N of Glas Mheall Mor and SE of Beinn Mholach. <>Beinn Mholach is normally climbed with Stob an Aonaich Mhoir (Corbett) and the pair can be accessed from Loch Rannoch to the S or from Dalnaspidal Lodge on the A9 to the NE.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Mholach include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 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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Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
Beinn Mholach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Mholach.

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 Routes that include Beinn Mholach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1316 m 37.26 km 10 hrs Stob an Aonaich Mhoir and Beinn Mholach  This is a long and therefore strenuous route and navigation on the high moorland will be difficult in poor visibility. Not Yet Rated 

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At the top of Beinn Mholach 27.7.13

© Alan Puckrin

Image by Alan Puckrin

Myself and David Peden summit Beinn Mholach 12/02/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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ken walker on 26 Aug 2019
Oliver Bartrum on 28 Jul 2019

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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
July 27, 2013
If doing the Beinn Mholach from either Annat or Craiganour in the south then it is only a 30min diversion to take in the Graham Creag a'Mhadaidh with pretty good views from its summit. From here head for the bothy a Duinish before ascending the long NE ridge to the cairn. From here I descended SE over trackless moor to the track meeting it about 5Km from the car, Total time was under 6 hrs for about 14 miles /850m ascent

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