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Beinn Direach

Graham

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
688 m (2257 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.
NC406380
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
120 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
0
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
Straight 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 Direach lies in the predominantly Corbett territory of NW Sutherland.

It has two long ridges which run out NE from the summit and enclose Coire Granda.

The summit lies just under 2km across a high bealach from the Graham Carn an Tionail and the two could readily be climbed together. It also lies directly to the E of the Corbett Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill which could also be included.

The most convenient approach starts from West Merkland at the NW end of Loch Merkland from where a track leads NE.

 
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
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Beinn Direach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Direach.

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 Routes that include Beinn Direach

We currently have no routes listed for Beinn Direach.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

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 Shared Members Track Logs
 
Carn an Tionail and Beinn Direach
by Graham Gaw
Carn an Tionail and Beinn Direach
by David McSporran

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