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Name:Beinn a' Chaisteil
Hill number:170
Height:886m / 2907ft
RHB Section:02B: Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA), Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NN 34722 36396
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:467m
Col:419m  NN361351  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 259 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Auch with Conradbatrigg22/09/2019
Five Corbetts as described in the SMC guidebook.davidpettit8419/04/2019
Soloed the five.iansm30/08/2018
A nice walk from Auch. Lovely grassy hills, with very little bogginess.Gill03/06/2017
Solo.Dangerous Dave04/07/2016
Fifth on 5 Corbett round. A relief after the last one but the walk out gets very tedious.Lionel Bidwell13/05/2016
CK SheilaS25/03/2016
Carried on to Beinn nam Fuaranduchally19/09/2015
The 5th of 5 on the Tyndrum Corbett round. A bit boggy, but followed the fence up and down. 8 hours in total.Jhimmy24/08/2015
Round of 5 Corbetts. Afternoon start, with overnight camp at beallach between Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a'Chaisteil.RobertP26/07/2015
Auch Corbetts with Robert Wight from WHW carpark at top of Tyndrum road. Mostly in cloud but easy nav due to fenceposts. Interminable ascent mostly in soft snow. 10 hours.alexmaclennan04/04/2015
From rough parking area on A82 at Auch. Along estate track,under viaduct then followed track Southeast before a steep ascent up to ridge roughly following the fenceline over Beinn a'Chaisteil & Beinn nam Fuaran then continuing down to the Allt a'Chuirn & the track back to the start. With Pigeon.MorecambeMonkey21/03/2015
See Beinn nam Fuaran.dickscroop13/09/2014
A direct line up the west face next to the gully. Fab, but very steep. With GHC. Lovely warm day.Play2End11/05/2014
One tired dog and his owner, slumped near cairn and got the tootsies out to cool them down. Loved the views so did the panting dog. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes12/10/2013
Very tired by this point! Great views from the summit as with all of these Corbetts in this area.bowlesy25/08/2013
Bridge of Orchy-Beinn Dorain-Beinn nam Fuaran-Beinn a'Chaisteil-Tyndrum. Unusually dry underfoot. Went for very direct descent. Had spotted green spur from train, but was frazzled at summit and instead descended through scree (too far round to the north) and what normally would have been a significant burn.campagvelocet22/07/2013
selfdavidsbatty19/02/2013
9th Solo. From Bridge of Orchy, followed WHW and under railway, ascend SE ridge to summit of Beinn a' Chaisteil, then descend N and ascend SW face to summit of Beinn nam Fuaran. Descend to Allt Kinglass and return via WHW. Overcast, but mostly above summits, heavy rain in second half of day got soaked.RGibbs16/11/2012
Lowering clouds, calm, warm and good views. Rained on return.iangalbraith19/08/2012
with Ken, 11.5 hr day on the Auch 5 Corbett round, warm sun, cold air, great views. Fantastic day and both in fine form. Highlights B Odhar summit and Beinn a Chasteil ridge descentniallp05/05/2012
round of 5 corbetts beinn odhar,beinn chaorah,cam chreag, beinn nam fuarn, beinn a chaisteil,robertphillips27/12/2011
Alone, three Corbetts today.Grinner06/06/2009
c25redcon10/05/2009
Self and Bonnie; with Beinn nam FuaranInvicta1416/06/2008
5 of 5: From Beinn nam Fuaran.ChrisR31/05/2008
done with beinn nam fuaran and beinn mhonaichbuggerlugs25/05/2008
Circuit from Auch via Beinn nam Fuaranrjf3525/05/2008
Beinn nam Fuaran (NN 361381) & Beinn a'Chaisteil (NN 346364) S/F NN316354 3 day walk with 2 nights camp at NN314373. Very cold and no wind throughout. Frequent snow showers, particularly overnight, sunny during the day. Cloud base >3000, broken.John Young01/04/2008
Day 1 of 3-day backpack: Beinn Odhar, Meall Buidhe, Beinn Chaorach, Cam Creag, Beinn a'Chasteil, camped at col before Beinn nam Fuaran. Constant heavy rain.agentmancuso02/06/2007
Circuit from Auchrjf3525/07/2006
W Jenx - circuit of the Five from nr. Chrom Alt, where old bridge over rail line to N of Tyndrum crosses. 2000m climbing.nordicstar01/07/2006
Long and gentle climb to the summit after crossing the bealach to the south-west of Beinn nam Fuaran. yorkie10/07/2004
Cycled from the top of the glen down the WHW and then up Auch Glen. Ascended very wet gully on side of hill and then vertical grass to a point 200m below summit. Not recommended. Quite exposed. Traversed to B nam Fuaran where the rain started and continued for the rest of the day.Martin6608/06/2003
Galltywenallt26/08/2001
From parking area on A82 at nn 328332BLACKHILL28/07/2001
Steve Briggs - trip to wigwamsdonmeister18/06/2001
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
from Fuaran. Over flat swampy area and up by fence to top at 13.30.arranc15/04/2000
Impressive hill at the entrance to Auch glengman09/09/1999
Up Glen Coralan and Creagan Liatha to Beinn Chasteil, Beinn nam Fuaran, Cam Creag, Beinn Chaorach and Beinn OdharGallovidian25/07/1999
With John BlairColinmac200527/12/1997
Fifth and last Corbett of the day, and Sarah's finest hour! All that remained was the descent to the valley and a longish walk up the railway line to the carpark at the top. Excellent outing.Aye Jimmy07/08/1997
Solo. From A82 at boundary between Argyll and Bute, and Stirling Districts. Walked N on West Highland Way and then up Auch Gleann to pass under the railway viaduct and up the track up Glen Coralan. At the end of track struck up the hillside to reach the SE ridge of Beinn a' Chaisteil. There is a fence on the ridge, which is a boundary. The summit cairn is a few metres W of the point where the fence takes a right angled bend. Continued to Beinn nam Fuaran. Weather good clear and dry. Some fresh snow on the highest parts.pwbellarby17/11/1996
Solo Uisdean2516/06/1996
Ascended from Beinn Odhar. Cloudy weather but clear on top with snow.JohnW09/04/1996
Evening round of 'The Five' Corbetts, Beinn Odhar anti clockwise to Beinn a'Chaisteil.Eddie17/08/1994
Solo extension to Munros & tops round with Alan & Jo. 50th anniversary of 1st everest ascent. Testing long steep grassy / gravel gully decent -then all joined by Robin for midge infested camp at Loch Tulla- so to pubChris Pearson29/05/1993
Route 31 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit31/10/1992
With Keith on 5 Corbett circuitSpudGunn23/05/1992