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Spidean Coir' an Laoigh (Beinn Damh)


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.
903 m (2962 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.
18 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.
Hill of the stag (Peak of the corrie of the calf)

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
  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 Damh is a splendid mountain with steep slopes and crags. Beinn Damh rises from Beinn Bheag on the shore of Loch Torridon, SE to the craggy fortress of Sgurr na Bana Mhoraire (687m). From here the ridge continues SE to Meall Gorm (675m) and drops down to the col above Toll Ban (light coloured hollow) which is the main ascent point from the NE.

The ridge then ascends round the rim of Toll ban to a top (868m) from where a narrowing ridge continues SSE then SE to the highest point Spidean Coir an Laoigh (903m) (Corbett). From here a descent is possible NE through the crags to the path in Drochaid Coire Roill.

Hazards you may encounter on Spidean Coir' an Laoigh include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
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by Metcheck
Spidean Coir' an Laoigh Area Map
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 Routes that include Spidean Coir' an Laoigh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1079 m 11.88 km 4.5 hrs Spidean Coir' an Laoigh  An excellent route on a Torridon classic.  

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Joanne, Lynda, Scott & Graham at summit of Beinn Damh - 23rd February 2013

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Alex, Susan and myself 10/08/12

© Donald Brown

Image by Donald Brown

Myself at the Summit Spidean Coir an Laoigh ( Beinn Damh) on a horrible wet and windy day

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at the summit Ben Damh 10/05/2012.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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