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Beinn na Caillich

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
785 m (2575 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.
NG79600670
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
184 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
Old woman's 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.

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

 Description
Beinn na Caillich is located at the W end of the Knoydart peninsula. It's main ridge runs SW to Meall Coire an t-Searraich (686m) where it broadens to mainly easy or moderate slopes with only a few crags offering an easy ascent from Gleann na Guiserein.

At the Beinn na Caillich end of the ridge, the slopes are steeper and much rockier but even here routes can be found through the crags.

The Carn Dubh ridge offers a possible route from the path in Mam Li.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn na Caillich include
 
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Beinn na Caillich Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Beinn na Caillich
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
18.6 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn na Caillich.

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 Routes that include Beinn na Caillich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1020 m 22.07 km 6.5 hrs Beinn na Caillich  Rocky slopes can be largely avoided, but unbridged river crossings required. Not Yet Rated 
 

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 Baggers Gallery for Beinn na Caillich

me summit Beinn na Caillich just as weather closes in, 26/07/14

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Summit of Beinn na Caillich: 29th May 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
 
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Beinn na Caillich
by David McSporran

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 Comments
 
Mike Watson
wrote on
June 24, 2009
Easy ascent from the west (no burn crossings) then tricky descent to the east following the burn just below the summit. Being mad we tagged on Sgurr Coire Choinnichean for a monster day..
 
 

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