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Beinn Bhreac [Blair Atholl]


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.
912 m (2992 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.
5 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.
Speckled 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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Beinn Bhreac is a remote peak lying to the N of Beinn Dearg (Munro). Given the long route in, you may wish climb both hills together, particularly as the corrie between them has an altitude of 680m.

Beinn Bhreac is a small conical peak on high undulating moorland. Due to its remote location careful navigation is required.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhreac [Blair Atholl] include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bhreac [Blair Atholl].

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 Routes that include Beinn Bhreac [Blair Atholl]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 798 m 48.30 km 11.5 hrs Beinn Bhreac [Blair Atholl]  This is a very long approach track which can be cycled but chunky gravel in places. The ascent is over moorland to relatively remote peak, navigate with care! Not Yet Rated 

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Me at Summit Beinn Bhreac with Beinn Dearg in Background 20/05/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Kevin and myself summit Beinn Bhreac 09/04/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
August 10, 2013
If you go on foot from the Old Bridge of Tilt car park you can do a long but satisfying 2 corbett circuit which is marginally less distance than simply doubling back .Take the recommended route to the stalkers path beyond Bruar Lodge (8miles) and then the usual NE line to Beinn Bhreac. Select the best line (Don't build your hopes up!) to the hare infested summit of Carn a Chiaraidh which leads easily to Beinn Mheadhonach's summit. Follow the stalkers path down into the pastoral spleandour of Gleann Mhairc and followed by a long but picturesque tramp down Glen Tilt to the carpark. 23miles
Norman Wares
wrote on
June 25, 2013
With a cycle, this Corbett is not nearly as remote as one would imagine. Cycled in from Calvine past Bruar Lodge on a track which was well surfaced, although rough patchings in places. Dropped the bike at the start of the stalkers' path which meant that my total journey for the day consisted of 28k by bike, and just 14.3k on foot, albeit some of it is pretty arduous through the peat-hags once the top of the stalkers path is reached.
Mike Watson
wrote on
October 5, 2009
Approached on the track from Old Bridge of Tilt. Walked from the bothy where you join the MM route at Bruar Lodge. Good stalkers path from the lodge but navigation looks like it would be a problem in poor visibility once it peters out. Easy ascent of the hill itself on short grass/heather and fantastic views from the summit.

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