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Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh


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.
796 m (2611 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.
166 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.
Hill of the son of the moor

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.

Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh sits between Glen Strae and Glen Orchy. An ascent from Glen Strae is possible but the River Strae has no bridge and crossing may be difficult.

The Ascent from Glen Orchy is partly on forest road but then on rough vehicle tracks, therefore careful navigation required.

Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh is elongated into a single ridge orientated SW to NE. It has moderately steep slopes with rock outcrops and stony slopes. Good route finding can avoid these obstacles.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 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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West Highlands
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Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh.

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 Routes that include Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 880 m 17.3 km 5 hrs Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh  Navigation through the forest may be difficult once the end of the track is reached. A craggy hill, but no scrambling required  

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 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh

Me, Davy Peden, Margaret and Allan ( lovely couple from Livingstone) whom we met whilst sitting at sheillings. We walked the rest of the walk with them and was very interesting to listen to their exploits on the mountains. 14/02/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
David Connell on 14 Aug 2018
Graham Neish on 25 Mar 2018

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Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh
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Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh
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Peter Lang
wrote on
January 20, 2014
excellent metalled track/path through forest to edge trees and stile by small ruins of shieling - just 2 piles of stones by edge water easily missed if vegetation thick. Mild spell meant no ice axe/crampons required today, only few patches snow on summit ridge
James Corrigan
wrote on
August 26, 2013
The Glen Orchy route from B8074 means some long walking through Forestation.On a hot August day,never fun being the constant source of blood from hungry insects.Cycle track ahead it says.I wished i was on one to be moving quicker and get out of this tree lined hell.The Falls Of Orchy offer a nice view thought to cheer up the mood.Soon amongst an ancient Pine Forrest with an easy crossing of the Burn.Head West from here to some old ruins.The going from here is straight forward with steady staple hillwalking.Views that make this Corbett worth the doing are back to the majestic Ben Lui.Loch Awe and of course the magnificent Cruachan Horseshoe.Reverse the outgoing route for return and bring an insect net for the Forrest!!!

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