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Beinn Bhrotain


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.
1157 m (3795 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.
19 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 mastiff

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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Beinn Bhrotain is a large complex mountain. Its N flank forms the steep craggy S wall of Glen Geusachan, and to the NE similar slopes overlook Glen Dee. To the W and S there are moderate to gentle slopes over featureless moorland leading to Glen Feshie and Glen Geldie.

The normal ascent is from the SE where moderate slopes allow access from the Linn of Dee via White Bridge using the track through Glen Dee.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhrotain include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Crags within 1km of 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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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Macdui
by Metcheck
Beinn Bhrotain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bhrotain.

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 Routes that include Beinn Bhrotain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1290 m 41.69 km 10.5 hrs Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor and The Devils Point  Long route on mixed terrain over 5 Munros in the Cairngorms. Cycling on the initial approach will reduce the time required for this walk. Care required for navigation and proximity to corrie rim in poor visibility.  
2 1290 m 35.47 km 9.5 hrs Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor  Long route on mixed terrain in the Cairngorms. Easy going on tops, but partly over featureless high moorland, so navigation will be difficult in low visibility. Cycling on the initial approach will reduce the time required for this walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Bhrotain

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Bhrotain

The first of today's 5 munros, myself on the summit of Beinn Bhrotain

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

me at the top 17/06/2010

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Beinn Bhrotain - 7th November 2009

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Fern and myself at the top of Beinn Bhrotain on what turned out a lot better day than this photo would let you think. 20th June 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge
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David Buchanan-dunlop on 02 Sep 2023

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Chris Mercer
wrote on
July 3, 2010
Cycled from Linn of Dee car park to White Bridge which saved a good amount of time. Walked on and up to Loch nan Stuirteag through Glen Geusachanm which was fairly steady going but nicely rewarded with a fine, remote spot for a break. The summit of Monadh Mor was reached without difficulty and then up the bouldery North West edge of Beinn Bhrotian to the summit which was unfortunately covered in cloud. Descended down following the south side of the Alt Garbh missing the NEW PATH on the north side from about NN982914 to the Dee. Very windy on the plateau but otherwise some lovely views towards Carn Toul/Ben Macdui etc. Definitely recommend taking the bike to shorten the duration of the 37km route.
Ray Humphreys
wrote on
November 28, 2003
Use a bike to travel/from Linn of Dee. Oct 98 - I cycled in alone facing a gale - bottom gear all the way - very, very windy all day. First went over the deleted Munro summit before ascending the bulk of Beinn Bhrotain - red granite boulders and then onto Monadh Mor - both clouded. By then I was so buffeted and ground down by the wind I took a calculated gamble and desceded directly off summit of MM into Glen Gueshacan. Luckily found a descent route but had to plough through deep snow and avoid large boulders and some greasy rock bands. Interesting walk back to bike through moraine humps.

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