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Beinn Dearg [Torridon]


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.
914 m (2998 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.
2 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.
Red 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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree
  24   Raasay & Applecross, Loch Torridon & Plockton
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Beinn Dearg is just one metre short of a Munro and is the highest of the Corbetts.

From Beinn Dearg a summit a ridge runs NNW to Stuc Loch na Cabhaig which lies across the Bealach a' Chomhla from Na Rathanan, The Horns of Alligin.

A much longer ridge runs E over an un-named top to Carn na Feola (761m). The E ridge has two spurs on its N face producing two corries.

This is a steep sided mountain with some very craggy slopes. Perhaps the most appealling feature of Beinn Dearg is its location, giving superb views of Beinn Alligin (Munro), Liathach (Munro) and Beinn Eighe (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Dearg [Torridon] 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
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West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn Dearg [Torridon] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Dearg [Torridon].

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 Routes that include Beinn Dearg [Torridon]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1360 m 15.95 km 5.5 hrs Beinn Dearg [Torridon]  Steep ascent to an excellent ridge walk and some of the most amazing views of several of our best mountains. Not Yet Rated 

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Myself after a steep downclimb on Beinn Dearg 16/05/2010

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett

me on way up BEINN DEARG 7/4/07

© Ken Mcinnes

Image by Ken Mcinnes
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John Donnelly
wrote on
May 29, 2007
Climbed Beinn Dearg on Sun 27th May 2007. Absolutely brilliant day, weather wise and walking wise. Great views all round in crystal clear conditions. Took G.P.S with us and in my view should be upgraded. My reading was 920mtrs
Ken Mcinnes
wrote on
April 15, 2007
climbed BEINN DEARG 7/4/07. well worthy of munro status. mega views all round.

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