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Beinn a' Chlachair


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.
1087 m (3566 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.
56 of 282 Munros
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 stonemason

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Beinn a' Chlachair is a large hill elongated SW to NE. It has steep craggy/rocky slopes on its SE flank, whereas, the slopes of the NW flank are steep but less craggy with the exception of Coire Mor a' Chlachair.

Normal access is from either end of the main ridge where stalkers paths give good access.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Chlachair include
 Stony/rocky 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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Alder
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Chlachair Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Chlachair.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Chlachair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 907 m 21.48 km 6 hrs Beinn a' Chlachair  A moderate route, with some steep slopes but crags can generally be avoided.  

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The Wee Black Dug at the cairn on Beinn a'Chlachair. June 2014.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

John Forster and Roy Ashman at summit.

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Summit of Beinn a' Chlachair 25/09/2010

© john wells

Image by john wells

Molly soaking up the sun on the summit of Beinn a' Chlachair. September 2010.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair
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Hilary Lofthouse
wrote on
June 18, 2006
18/6/2006 Climbed Beinn a Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh as a set. Camped overnight at Lochan na h_Earba (wonderful little beach - great camping spot). Good day but low cloud almost spoilt view once or twice.
Colin Bain
wrote on
June 27, 2005
Climbed yesterday(26/06/05) in conjunction with Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh, on a beautiful summers day. Not technically difficult or too strenuous, just a solid 8hrs! Fantastic 360' views - an excellent day.

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