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Beinn Bhreac-liath


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.
802 m (2631 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.
157 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.
Speckled grey hill

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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn Bhreac-liath and Beinn Udlaidh (Corbett) lie NW of Tyndrum in a triangle of land bounded by the A85, A82 and the B8074.

Beinn Bhreac-liath is an uncomplicated hill with a single ridge running N from the summit. There are some rock outcrops to the W of this ridge, but apart from the descent to the col connecting to Beinn Udlaidh (Corbett) the rocks need not be encountered.

The normal ascent routes are from Invergaunan on the B8074, the A82 via Coire Challein or from Beinn Udlaidh (Corbett) to the W.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhreac-liath include
 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lui
by Metcheck
Beinn Bhreac-liath Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bhreac-liath.

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 Routes that include Beinn Bhreac-liath
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 943 m 11.02 km 4 hrs Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath  An easy route of moderate length but with some minor scrambling through rocky outcrops  

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Top of Beinn Bhreac-liath on 4th November 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Me at summit 11/04/2010 with Beinn Dorain in the Background

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Beinn Bhreac-Liath 17/09/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Ben Hughes on 12 Jan 2021

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James Corrigan
wrote on
July 22, 2013
Beiin Bhreac-Laith which is the next hill on this walk after Beinn Udliadh.Leaving the summit cairn head north west and down on to the obvious wide ridge to reach the fence in Coire Gambnian.The route is straight up with no obvious paths so take your pick. Soon the views to Ben Lui group and South Glen Etive open up. The summit is marked by two small cairns about 100 yards apart with Beinn Dorain off to the East in fine view. The Auch Corbetts are all well seen from here.Car was parked @ 300373 so down in to Lechhearcal and followed the dried out burn back to the A82.
James Corrigan
wrote on
July 22, 2013
Started from the A82 layby@ 300373.Made straight for Carn Buachaille Breig.From the 600m summit you can see both Corbetts Beiin Bhreac-Laith and Beinn Udlaidh.The route is obvious in clear weather.Headed west and skirted lower south slopes of Beiin Bhreac-Laith There is a fence to follow for a while until Coire Ghambnain reaches a wide southerly ridge that takes you on to Beinn Udlaidh.The nose of the hill is loose, craggy and steep and should be avoided.Soon a wide flat expanse is reached and the summit cairn is a mile or so to the west. The summit cairn is well made but has been spoilt by the remains of old drilling equipment,electrical cables and steel towers.Profit driven companies leaving their mess behind as ever. Views all around are superb with Ben Lui group.Ben More. The southern Glen Etive hills.The Auch Corbetts and Beinn Dorain rising above Beiin Bhreac-Laith which is the next hill on this walk.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
October 10, 2006
Totally overshadowed by surrounding peaks that give more excitement and better views. Unlikely to recieve a return visit.

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  Date Title Written by Including...
1 15 Mar 2012 Golden Eagle Vanessa Jackson Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath Not Yet Rated
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