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Name:Beinn nan Lus
Hill number:268
Height:709m / 2326ft
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 13078 37564
Summit feature:cairn
Col:469m  NN135394  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377W
Survey:KR 2x Hand Level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 111 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
First Coronavirus self-isolating day so decided to go up the most remote hill I could find near(ish) to home. Didn't count on the ongoing hydro works and workers that have essentially made much of the cycle route a building site, but anyway, parked at the hydro scheme car park and took the track along Loch Etive and into Glen Kinglass - made a bit quicker by a new track south of the river. Took 1hr 15 mins to cycle to Allt Hallater on my new e-bike, from where the walk began. A series of heather, snow and rocky false tops along the east flank of Beinn nan Lus eventually end in a well cairned summit, then its a straightforward scamper around its west and north tops before descending to Bealach Cumhann then alongside the Allt Hallater back to the bike. Great day out, great weather, great isolation opportunity. Perhaps best done at weekend to avoid hydro traffic.summitter20/03/2020
As Julie, but parked at start of track. New road and bridge are complete, but rough surface and soulless compared to the original track.iangalbraith07/09/2019
200th Graham. Route as per the SMC Grahams and Donalds book, cycles to Allt Hallater. Parked in the smokery/ CP car park, however there is a car park as I discovered a little way up the track to save 0.5km each way and more usefully a few metres climbing on the bike. Found a bit of a path/ animal tracks up the ridge. For August wasn't too bad vegetation wise. GPS measured route as 20km cycle in with 400m of climbing (up and down around 3 headlands then 70m up Glen Luss, 6km walk and then repeat cycle. Cycle seemed harder coming back. Track is very good all of the way, lots of hydro works going on. Cycled on the old track up the North side of the river along Glen Kinglass but there is another track under construction on the South side to the first bridge however it isn't quite completed yet. Took me 9.5hrs round trip, GPS said 8hrs moving time. Good but tough day out. The hill was the easy bit.JulieB25/08/2019
From CP above Inverawe, cycled up to Narrachan, then ascended the ridge above the west bank of the Allt as far as its division at 1068 3763, then turned right onto main west ridge. Back the same way per advice here from nordicstar. There is almost as much uphill climbing in and out on the tracks as on the hill itself. Still, I reached Narrachan in less than 90 minutes, I think the tracks are being improved for upcoming hydro developments.Topographer5722/06/2019
From Glen Etive, shortest route but more ups and downs, a great day in the hills, 15 miles, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL24/05/2019
On three-day route from Bridge of Orchy to Taynuillt.Grinner18/05/2019
Solo, from Glen Etive over Ben Starav and southern tops.amswanston21/07/2018
Beinn nan Lus (NN 125371) S/F NN 011327 5 days for 1 hill, getting on a bit! Evening paddle to bothy. Day 2 paddle across loch to camp at Ardmaddy Bay NN 075377. Day 3 ascent of SW ridge to summit. Very hot, dry day, had to have a water stop at NN 107377. Discent further north passing 100 m south of Monadth Laith and down track to coast. Hot suuny day with high cloud base. 7 hours to ascend, 4 to decend, 2nd night at Ardmaddy Bay, too late to begin paddle out. Day 4 paddle out in sunny conditions but very slow progress due to headwind, has to camp at NN 045339. Up at 4:00 am to paddle out before wind returned and get out before storm Henry arrived next day. Midges exceptionally bad at bothy but no real bother from then on. Torrential downpour on way to bothy.John Young01/06/2018
Long walk in from Victoria Bridge and overnight camp.RobertP06/04/2018
Cycled in from Inverawe to the Allt Hallater in Glen Kinglass. Then up through bracken and wet grass to join ridge to summit. Returned by same route.NormanW04/07/2017
1 of 2: From Inverawe Forest CP. Used bike to F/B at Glen Kinglass.ChrisR26/06/2017
Parked at the Lochawe smokery, some SMC guides mention a country park which doesn't exist. Smokery ok with parking there. Up the Lochawe track there is a car park 200m in which we didn't see till on our way. The track itself is 'interesting' as others describe. 2 hrs of pedaling required at least. Met the local Ghillie Alistair from Ardmaddy who advised us to go up the Narrachan burn behind the bothy. Keeping to the West/true left bank a path makes good progress until above the waterfall and gorge. Crossing the burn here 2km of easy ground leads you to the summit, passing over a minor top. We descended as guide books suggest the SE ridge above the Allt Hallater. It provides a much worse line than the way up, rough wet ground, small crags, deer grass with limited lines through. Up Meall Garbh afterwards, then as Alistair offered to run us back to Inverawe in his 4x4 we gladly accepted. Still a big day out :-)nordicstar11/09/2016
Two good Grahams climbed today from Glenkinglass. Lower slopes can be tussocky, but managed to find good routes up both hills. A beautiful spot. Helped by advice and a lift from Alistair.jenx11/09/2016
Cycled in from Inverawe, good track but more ups and downs than one would hope for to Glen Kinglass. Traverse of Beinn nan Lus, superb weather, no wind, blue skies and stunning views. 15cm of soft snow above 400m. Summit cairn. Rock a coarse grained granite.RichardM27/02/2016
amazing sunny blue skies, no wind, snow on top, crisp views, perfect day- cold camping at night thoughDenise 27/02/2016
From footbridge in Glenkinglass and along the switchback ridge. Bagged the two other summits and then cycled back to Inverawe. I met Campbell Singer as he was setting off for the summit the previous day.Martin R11/06/2015
Path from Glen Etive to Inverchorachan Point, then up Beinn nan Lus and on to Beinn nan AighenanGallovidian10/06/2015
Cycled from Inverawe cp to Glenkinglass and then meandered up from footbridge in the heat.Martin R10/06/2015
biked in from near TainuiltIanHHill23/08/2014
meall garbh and beinn nan lus from inverawe, biked up glen kinglass.robertphillips22/06/2014
From tent at head of Glen Kinglass, quite a long way but mainly on good track made it easy. Path heading up valley doesn't amount to much (in any case I missed it on way up) so pick your own route.dickscroop30/03/2014
ran from inverawe 21 miles with mike.tom smith28/04/2013
From Glen Strae. Back via Meall Garbh.AndrewFinnimore21/07/2012
From Glen Etive via 766m col E of Ben Starav. Returned via southern tops of Ben Starav. No difficulties.mae19/06/2011
Solo Uisdean2511/07/2009
Ascended from Glen Etive by first crossing the bealach between Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor, which is higher than the summit of Beinn nan Lus itself. Descended to reach summit Beinn nan Lus by ascending north ridge and then the west. Amazingly bumped into two other walkers doing the same route. Returned the same way.JohnW13/06/2008
Parked at Victoria Bridge. 4 hour walk across to Glen Kinglass, to top at 14.10 and 4 hours back again - 21 1/2 miles - 11 1/2 hours.arranc16/04/2008
fine hill, irritating descent ESE to FB, tussock & slimy rock. 271418 Victoria Br car pk, 4 Grahams anticlock + Starav far S top RHW14/10/2000
Victoria Bridge round: Beinn nan Aighenan, Beinn nan Lus, Meall Garbh and Beinn Suidhe.Eddie30/03/1996
Simon Winton01/08/2018
dave g12/05/2018
Sick Kid02/04/2017
Campbell Singer10/06/2015
Tony S08/05/2015
GavinTheobald 214/03/2015