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Name:Beinn Airigh Charr
Hill number:1030
Height:792m / 2598ft
RHB Section:14A: Loch Maree to Loch Broom
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Ewe, Catchment Boundaries, Little Gruinard
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NG 93033 76173
Summit feature:cairn 10m NNE of trig point remains (NG 93027 76166)
Drop:477m
Col:315m  NG944733  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
(1:25k) 433 434 435N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 210 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A long hike in from the road-end south of Poolewe, via Inveran, Kernsary and Coire nan Dearcag to the summit, returning the same way. 26km.Man of Kernow108/11/2019
Long walk in from Poolewe on a warm, cloudless day. Generally excellent tracks and stalkers path, only petering out near the top. Could have done with a mountain bike. N.B. I emailed Letterewe Estate as it's stalking season, but they said no stalking takes place on weekend days, but to avoid weekdays for the two Corbetts and one Graham behind Letterewe House.Owen B25/08/2019
From Meall a' Choire Ghlais KeithByTheC29/07/2019
Up the track and excellent stalker's path from Poolewe.davidpettit8429/05/2019
With M, from Poolewe. Failed to get to Fhionn Loch the previous day to climb the other two Corbetts, due to torrential rain, river impassable and bridge broken. Camped and climbed BAC on way back, on clear dry day.douglas_easton27/05/2019
During an iffy weather week in Gairloch. Forecast for cloudbase to rise to 900m by lunchtime, so set off with J, Shaky & Smithy from the car park at Poolewe following the usual route described in the SMC guide including the shortcut path cutting out Kernsary. The cloud stubbornly refused to lift beyond 500m, so wasted a fine summit on an inaccurate weather forecast. Walked back by the same route - very fine views once out of the mist & the walk back along Loch Maree & the River Ewe was a delight with rhododendrons in full bloom & all sorts of birds to spot.NotReallyABagger20/05/2019
Cycled from Poolewe past Kernsary to trackside cairn near top of track above Loch Maree, then path up to 570m.Topographer5729/04/2019
Long out and back from Poolewerjf3527/07/2017
2 of 6: From Meall Mheinnidh.ChrisR25/05/2017
From Poolewe. Final Corbett. Delightful cycle ride in and tzhen up good stalkers' path to beallach. Superb summit with celebration with Anne and Eric. Two ptarmigan gave an impromptu aerial display by flying repeatedly around the summit. Superb cliffs to the east.Campbell Singer21/05/2017
Lovely stroll in from Poolewe;did two other adjacent hills.MichaelF18/05/2017
Final peak of the day. Reached by descending steep, craggy slopes of Meall Mheinnidh. Made the ascent via the easy SE corrie to the summit. Again quality views from the summit. Descended back towards Letterewe for the boat via the south ridge.bowlesy17/05/2017
See Beinn LairPeterb17/05/2017
CK SheilaS21/04/2017
evening ascent in cloud and gusting wind. Had to navigate by GPS.oatcake02/06/2016
On the Langie Gairloch meet.Grinner30/04/2016
By bike from Poolewe to 894768 ( 44mins), Ascent 110 mins via mostly stalkers' paths, Down to bike - 84 mins, Bike out to Poolewe 30 mins. Total 4 hrs , 28 mins in good dry weather.Bobf19/09/2015
Very cloudy day and ascent with Geoff &Caroline. Long walk in, but easy climb up and clear summit.Mountainhikes07/04/2015
With Rod and Grant from Poolewe - misty day but got views to Fionn Loch, Loch Maree and coast from summit. Fisherfield was well shrouded. Cracking hill - well worth the walk on decent paths most of the way.SS20/06/2014
With Steve, RodOik20/06/2014
This may be one of my best Corbett's, lovely views all round, bike in did the round in 5hrs,Nozzer15/06/2014
Trig revisit: remains of a stonebuilt and a vanessa. Late pm/evening circuit from Poolewe, included the 2 Graham Tops, also 3 smaller P30m summits on the way down, which were good fun ... and boggy. At end of track I met a German couple who'd cycled in and were just starting up. Never saw them again - hope they made it out OK.RHW12/06/2014
Walked out from Carnmore to Poolewe leaving 5am. Took in the Corbett. Thicker mist than before so dropped into bealach before recrossing ridge to pick up camping gear. 6 hours.alexmaclennan11/05/2014
W Jenx on walkout from Carnmore after 4 day trip bagging all Corbetts and Graham's. From bridge on SE side up steep coire line to brilliant viewpoint. Descent over minor tops and back the hard way to Poolewe.nordicstar24/09/2013
round of 3 beinn lair, meall mheinnidh, beinn airgh charr cycled from poolewe to kernsary then good paths to summits, long day.robertphillips07/09/2013
selfdavidsbatty25/08/2013
JimT01/08/2012
No wind quite clearAm Bodach23/08/2011
From Poolewe. With Sam.ChrisR09/08/2011
Galltywenallt12/06/2010
Climbed on an incredibly sunny day in April. The walk in took an hour either way, and the ascent was enjoyable with Spidean nan Clach above. This is a hill with such character, and incredible views.Kevin2903517/04/2008
Quite a walk from Poolewe, via Kernsary and Altt na Creige. Struck off up the hill, over Spidean nan Clach, then Airigh Charr. Broken off vanessa type trig and cairn at top. Magnificent views of remote hills in the hinterland.Aye Jimmy10/06/2006
MC JC. Cycled in on a beautiful warm morning from Poolewe. Left bikes at the junction with the stalker's path overlooking Loch Maree. Good path into upper corrie. Superb viewpoint at umit towards Slioch, Torridon, Fisherfield and the barn at Carnmore. 5.5h round trip.Martin6604/05/2005
From PooleweBLACKHILL09/06/2004
a long drive round from Dundonnel to Poolewe then a long walk in. Would be easier with a bike.IanHHill13/05/2004
Long walk in from Londubh with Fiona.agentmancuso17/04/2003
Round of Beinn Airigh Charr then across Dubh Loch to Beinn a'Chaisgein Beag.Eddie25/05/2001
Solo trip, from L. Maree trekInvicta1413/06/1999
Solo Uisdean2529/07/1998
From Poolewe. To Inveran and on estate track to Ardlair. Skylarks. Pair of stonechats. Zig zag to heathery col and scramble up by tiny stream to grassy bealach and slog over grass and alpine tundra to top. 16.05. Vanessa and old column in ruins - ? lightning. Fionn Loch in full view to causeway. And Loch Maree ditto.arranc23/05/1996
Two day expedition from Poolewe to Incheril. With Rhona Fraser and George Gilpin. We left Poolewe at 17:00 on the path starting at Srondubh. This runs along the north side of Loch Kernsary to Kernsary, an occupied house. We took the track going east and south east from Kernsary, through forest. Shortly after leaving the forest we bore right, making our way across the open hillside to the base of the north west ridge of Spidean nan Clach. The weather was quite cloudy, but there was no rain. We climbed the ridge to the summit of Spidean nan Clach passing some goats. We continued to the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr. There is a cairn a few metres from the trig point and marginally higher. From the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr we descended somewhat east of south, over the top of Meall aí Choire Ghlas and to the east of the small top ~510m. We bivvied near the path coming south from Srathan Buidhe. There had been mist on the summits, so we didnít get a view from the summit.pwbellarby06/08/1994
Corbett bagging: Beinn Lair and Beinn Airigh Charr RHW06/07/1994
Walked from Poolewe, passing Loch Kernsary and via Spidean nan Clach. Dry but overcast conditions.JohnW31/03/1991
sclater01/01/1970
Climbed on our through walk from Poolewe.gmanblank
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