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Beinn na Lap


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.
935 m (3067 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.
241 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.
Dappled 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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Beinn na Lap is an elongated mountain with easy slopes but with some crags on its E slopes. The summit is located at the convergence of three ridges.

The SW ridge is symmetrical with easy slopes on both flanks. The long NE ridge and the short ENE ridge have steeper slopes and crags on their SE flanks. Normal access is by S flank of the the SW ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn na Lap include
 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
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Alder
by Metcheck
Beinn na Lap Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn na Lap.

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 Routes that include Beinn na Lap
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 560 m 10.14 km 3.5 hrs Beinn na Lap  Short easy day gentle slopes. Take refreshments, there is little at Corrour Station.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn na Lap

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Molly at the top of Beinn na Lap. Glasgow Fair Monday, 2014.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

On top of Beinn Na Lap on a beautiful cold winters day

© Claire Wales

Image by Claire Wales

Beinn na Lap summit 2nd Nov 2012

© Neil Tilsley

Image by Neil Tilsley

Beinn na Lap summit cairn in the snow 2nd Nov 2012

© Neil Tilsley

Image by Neil Tilsley
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Sc Joss
wrote on
June 7, 2014
Station house is open again but only as a restaurant. No cafe during the day mores the pity.
Gordon Miller
wrote on
May 22, 2012
We parked at Fersit and followed the path East that skirts along and through the forest. It is not a path for bikes but the most direct route to Strathossian House (2hours 20 mins). Bagged Beinn na Lap from its North East ridge - easy going and great views. Once here cycle back first North through the forest and then East at 408:807. Its mainly downhill and is an easy ride out (1hour 15 mins.).
Scott Blair
wrote on
February 26, 2012
Just a heads up - as at February 2012, although the SYHA website says the Station house is "closed 3rd January - 1st February 2012", when you actually get there, there's a sign stuck on the door saying it's shut for refurbishment and they hope it'll open again in May 2012. Nice of them to take the trouble to warn folk in advance. ;0)
Gus Stewart
wrote on
October 10, 2011
We left the path round Loch Ossian after circa 600 metres which proved unfortunate as a deer fence with no obvious stile proved troublesome. Our advice would be to leave the path at the start of the Loch. This would avoid the fence and give more gentle slopes. Sadly it was a drizzly, misty day, with no views at all from the top. The excellent Corrour Station cafe was open, and, as things stand, will be closed only in the months of November and January.
Keith Johnstone
wrote on
June 21, 2010
The Station House has reopened with SYHA running it as a B&B serving food and drink, I think it is open from 0830 until 2200. Nice place to wait until the train arrives. Check the SYHA website. We were up and down this hill in under 3 hours from the youth hostel. The path was very dry but it looked like it would be a bit muddy after a lot of rain. The best thing is the view from the top.

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