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Cul Beag


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.
769 m (2522 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.
209 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.
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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
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku

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

Cul Beag and Cul Mor (Corbett) are two impressive rocky hills in in the Inverpolly Nature Reserve N of Ullapool. They can be climbed together to give a full day in the hills but this will involve an un-bridged river crossing.

Both these hills have bands of weathered sandstone cliffs which should be avoided, on Cul Beag, the cliffs are primarily on the N and W slopes.

Cul Beag can be ascended from the E via the stalkers path that leads onto Creag Dubh, or from the S via the road to Stac Pollaidh.

Hazards you may encounter on Cul Beag include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Cul Beag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Cul Beag.

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 Routes that include Cul Beag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1577 m 17.72 km 6.5 hrs Cul Mor and Cul Beag  A longer route on two craggy hills. WARNING! requires unbridged crossing of river, which may not be possible in wet weather. Avoid scrambling on weathered sandstone which gives poor handholds.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Cul Beag

 Baggers Gallery for Cul Beag

25th September 2016: From the top of Cul Bearg

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself and David Peden Summit Cul Beag 07/07/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself at Summit Cul Beag 07/07/2011 after climbing Cul Mor. with Stac Pollaidh in the background.

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Cul Mor and Cul Beag
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Cul Beag
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