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Beinn Airigh Charr


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.
791 m (2595 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.
174 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.
Rough shieling 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

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

Beinn Airigh Charr lies at the northern end of Loch Maree on the Beinn Lair (Corbett) range of hills running NW to SE.

The loch and the River Ewe which flows from it form a barrier and necessitate a long walk in from Poolewe village.

This is a rough mountain with many crags and rock outcrops, but a path leads from Ruidh Dorcha on the shore of Loch Maree onto its neighbouring peak, Spidean nan Clach (705m) and gives easy access.

Moreover, the path from Kernsary to Letterewe through Srathan Buidhe leads to the easier SE slopes, thus the more difficult NE and SW slopes may be avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Airigh Charr include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 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 Airigh Charr

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn Airigh Charr Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Airigh Charr.

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 Routes that include Beinn Airigh Charr
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2121 m 37.31 km 11.5 hrs Beinn Lair and Beinn Airigh Charr  This is very long route over many tops, so good fitness required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Airigh Charr

Me at Summit Beinn Airigh Charr 09/06/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Beinn Airigh Charr on 09/06/2013. My 200th Corbett

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself on the summit 21/05/2010 with Fionn Loch, Dubh Loch and A'Mhaighdean in background

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett
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Robert Healey on 06 Sep 2023
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Beinn Airigh Charr
by David McSporran
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Kevin Woods
wrote on
September 27, 2008
I have a panorama from the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr. Annotated version is at: http://flickr.com/photos/moonmeister/2892671026/ A non-annotated version is at: http://flickr.com/photos/moonmeister/2891834849/
Kevin Woods
wrote on
April 19, 2008
A fantastic mountain. The walk in is fairly long and takes an hour at a strong pace, although the ascent isn't too difficult and a clear path (although sketchy in parts) takes you within several hundred metres of the summit. Summit views are absolutely superb, Fisherfield hills in the north and Torridons in south - almost unbeatable. I climbed this hill solo, 2008-04-18 on a blustery but otherwise sunny day with not a soul about.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 02 Jun 2017 Beinn Airigh Charr from Poolewe; 11 May 2017. Roger Vander Steen Beinn Airigh Charr Not Yet Rated
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