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Beinn a' Bhuiridh
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
946 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
4.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
13.39 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

Initial ascent on track followed by slog up Coire Ghlais. There is a steep climb to the summit , followed by a gradual descent E on ridge. Strenuous but short ascent.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Dalmally

From Dalmally travel W to the start of the hill track just before Drishaig

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 946 metres. Allow 4.5 hours to complete this 13.39 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from Junction of A85 and B8077, W of Dalmally
  NN13222839 Distance
53 m
Follow track NNW
NN12642963 Distance
1.45 km
118 m
Follow Track the winding W into Coire Glas
NN12062942 Distance
1.25 km
170 m
Ascend W through Coire Glas to col (730m)
NN09542887 Distance
2.65 km
730 m
Ascend S through rock outcrops to summit of Beinn a' Bhuiridh
NN09412836 Distance
0.60 km
897 m
Descend E on ridge to col
NN10862834 Distance
1.56 km
633 m
Bear ESE to Monadh Driseag
NN11302825 Distance
0.49 km
641 m
Continue NE down ridge
NN12412891 Distance
1.06 km
395 m
Descend NNW to start of track, avoiding crags to the E
NN12062942 Distance
0.73 km
170 m
Descend E on winding track the SSE on approach track to return to start
  NN13222839 Distance
3.58 km
53 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Cruachan
by Metcheck
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Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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