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Ben Gulabin

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
806 m (2644 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.
NO10047221
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
150 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
Hill of the beak
 

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
Ben Gulabin is a compact hill, with moderate to steep slopes, overlooking the Spittal of Glenshee.

The hill has a few scattered crags, but as a path leads to the col between Creagan Bheithe and Ben Gulabin, they should not be encountered.

Hazards you may encounter on Ben Gulabin include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 
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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 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Ben Gulabin Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ben Gulabin.

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 Routes that include Ben Gulabin
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 447 m 5.4 km 2 hrs Ben Gulabin  A short and easy ascent on path to the col 200m below the summit  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ben Gulabin

 Baggers Gallery for Ben Gulabin

Now this is my type of hill - one that takes just a single hour to get to the top!

© Gavin White

Image by Gavin White

Andrew law and Eddie Robb at the summit 17th July 2016

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

Billy at the top of Ben Gulabin.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean

me at Summit Ben Gulabin 30/7/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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John Mortimer on 31 Oct 2017
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 Comments
 
James Corrigan
wrote on
July 16, 2013
After a round of The Cairnwell and Carn a Gheoidh and An Socath was left as if I hadn`t done much due to the high lever start for those Munros. Wanting to spend the remaining energy before a long drive home ,decided to take in Ben Gulabin.This very accessible Corbett from the A93 road can be reached in under 2 hours from the small lay by and gate past the sign about the danger of the twisting road. The slopes are thick Heather in the main with old remnants of Ski tows and buildings which is a feature of this area. It was always a nice to look on to completed Munros from a nearby Corbett. Something I enjoy. Returned by same route and home feeling as if I had justified the day.
Al Savage
wrote on
May 27, 2010
Nice easy Corbett, can be done in a couple of hours.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
April 4, 2009
3rd April 2009. Parking for two cars at the start of the path at 114714. There is also a larger space a hundred yards further south.
 
 

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