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Breabag

Corbett

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.
Altitude
815 m (2673 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.
NC28631573
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
130 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Little back
 

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.

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

 Description
From the A837 to the W, Breabag appears as a broad flat topped hill, whereas its E slopes are carved into steep cliffs falling into three large corries overlooking the River Oykel and its tributaries.

Breabag lies on an L shaped ridge which runs 3.8km NNE to a bealach which separates it from Conival (Munro) and 3km SE to Sgonnan Mor overlooking Loch Ailsh.

The lack of access paths makes a traverse of this long ridge difficult but there is a track into the glen to the E of the river Oykel and footbridges over the river which could make it possible.

An ascent to the col between Breabag's two highest peaks via the path to the caves on Beinn an Fhuarain offers the easiest ascent.

Hazards you may encounter on Breabag include
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 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 Breabag

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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
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Breabag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Breabag.

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 Routes that include Breabag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 876 m 13.69 km 4.5 hrs Breabag  Moderate length route past some interesting caves from where bones of prehistoric animals were found. Not Yet Rated 
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Breabag

 Baggers Gallery for Breabag

26th September 2016: On top of Breabag

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself at summit Breabag 08/07/11. Canisp, Suilven can be see behind on a good clear mid afternoon.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Hazel at Summit on a dour and windy summers day 05/07/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
 
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Breabag
by David McSporran
Breabag
by Graham Gaw

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 Comments
 
Chris Bowles
wrote on
February 9, 2009
There is adequate parking where the Allt nan Uamh meets the A837. From here a track (in the right conditions) can be followed up towards the caves. In winter conditions the ascent to the Glas Choire Beag and main summit col is very hard going so I opted instead to make a direct line for the 815m summit, crossing the Fuarain Ghlasa. (stay on N side of the Allt unless you wish to visit the caves) From this approach its difficult to appreciate the topography and size of Breabag but the views from the summit are superb. A very interesting route offering the best of Assynt - save for a good day.
 
 

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