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Beinn Iaruinn


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.
805 m (2641 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.
151 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.
Iron mountain

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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

The summit ridge of Beinn Iaruinn runs SW to NE. The SE slopes are steep with unusual shelves known as the parallel roads, which are believed to be the shorelines of an ancient loch. The NW slopes on the other hand have a more gentle incline.

Coire nan Eun is cut into the summit ridge of Beinn Iaruinn so much that the summit overlooks the corrie. An ascent is possible up the steep SE slopes, but an ascent from Glenfintaig (to the SW) will give an easier ascent.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Iaruinn 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.
Picture Gallery for Beinn Iaruinn

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn a Chaorainn
by Metcheck
Beinn Iaruinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Iaruinn.

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 Routes that include Beinn Iaruinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 652 m 7.28 km 2.5 hrs Beinn Iaruinn  A steep ascent over the parallel roads. If you wish an easier route ascend by the descent route Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Iaruinn

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Iaruinn

Me at Summit Beinn Iaruinn 28/04/2012 before climbing Leana Mhor (Graham) then Carn Dearg

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me at summit Beinn Iaruinn 30/07/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

at summit on a very hot sunny day

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

On summit of Beinn Iaruinn 31st May 2009

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Recently Climbed By
David Adams on 28 Oct 2018
Derek McNeil on 13 Jul 2018
Graham Neish on 08 Jun 2018

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Beinn Iaruinn
by Doug Tulloch
Beinn Iaruinn
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Beinn Iaruinn or read what others have had to say.

Eileen Stark
wrote on
June 2, 2009
Although it has been advised to climb this one in a clockwise direction up and round Coire nan Eun to reach the summit plateau, we found it slightly easier to climb in an anti clockwise route, and even then it was very steep pathless heathery slopes. Saying that, it is worth the effort for the super views from top.

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