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Name:Beinn a' Chlachair
Hill number:349
Height:1087m / 3566ft
RHB Section:04B: Loch Treig to Loch Ericht
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Lochy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y,P500)
Grid ref:NN 47125 78146
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:539m
Col:548m  NN477771  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL50 393
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 494 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Fine Munro round with Peter on a perfect still September day.nix_snilloc07/09/2019
From lay-by on A86 west of Loch Laggan (NN 43294 83043). South across River Spean bridge then followed excellent Land-Rover track as far as Lochan na h-Earba then good path up to Bealach Leamhain. Short but easy rocky scramble up onto the summit plateau. Small cairn at Beinn a' Chlachair East Top then difficult navigation to the Munro summit through hill fog and across a mass of shattered rock and boulders.david23020120/08/2019
Circuit of Beinn a'Chlachair, its East Top, Geal Charn, Sron Garbh and Creag Pitridh from Moy Bridge . Outstanding views in all directions. Got so absorbed in watching two roe deer at quite close quarters that I fell into a hole between tussocks on the descent from Pitridh. Then, while resting on the sandy beach of Lochan na h-Earba, the wind switched direction and sand-blasted me with stinging quartzite granules...Nick Down123/06/2019
From layby at Luiblea, biked in to stalkers track, track to high point, up rhs of cliffs, faint path, over E.top to summit.iangalbraith23/06/2019
With Linda Sim & Lorraine Cooper Day started out promising but a couple heavy showers, low cloud on the summit & no sign of it lifting the decision was made to only do the one munro. Was taking ages to navigate our way from the summit, checking the compass bearing every 20 paces. Not much wildlife, heard a ptarmigan that eventually showed itself flying away from us.LizzieG09/06/2019
From Moy - long walk in and ascended/descended via the west ridge - wet and windy. Snow on approach to summit only. Wind switched to northerly on descent with snow ++wychwood26/01/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac25/06/2018
From parking on A86 along tracks past Lochan na h-Earba, and up on to ridge on NE side of Coire Mor Chalachair, round to summit of Beinn a'Chlachair, then NE to East top, descent to bealach then paths to bealach between Creag Pitridh and Geal Charn, up to summit of Geal Charn, back to bealach, up to summit of Creag Pitridh, descent to path along along Allt Coire Pitridh, and returnkdbennett16/07/2017
GMC May June 2017 5th day. Me T Byrn cycled in along path to just past loch. jps66602/06/2017
Direct to summit from north. Down the east side of the coire to the path on the Allt Coire Pitridh. Lost Mrs Mindlessflogger on the descent after stopping to take a photo but she was sitting at the bottom waiting for me. Just managed to complete the walk before the rain came.mindlessflogger01/06/2017
One of the biggest and ugliest piles of rubble I have seen on any summit.alda26/05/2017
Another great day out. Route as per McNeish...now I know where Ardverike Wall is too! 3 M's in 7hrAndytomlinson12/05/2017
Cycled in to Lochan over Dam and up to summit with Rob. Grey day summit views.david.walker4029/04/2017
LionelChris Blake10/04/2017
A rare very hot day. Biked in from A 86 and walked up to the top of the stalker's path then up the east ridge. Descended more directly down Coire Mor Chlachair back to the path.Roblex17/08/2016
with Liv, Jim, Nicholas and Will plus other 2. Other party Ruth Gordon Oliver Alice Ele Steve and suzanne this one only. The 3 took just over 9 hoursDunlawyering15/08/2016
Drudaig 2016 trip Ateam did all 3 B team Ruth Gordon Oliver Ele Alice Steve and SuzanneDundoctoring15/08/2016
Tash cycle in late start no views from top +2pigerg08/07/2016
Cycled to Lochan na h-Earba then anti-clockwise circuit of the 3 Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey04/06/2016
Rich Fahyhutonthehill17/03/2016
JimT17/01/2016
From Moy Lodge a round of Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn, and Creag Pitridh.rhalstead22/06/2015
Self. Did following Ben Alder trip. V tiredBookerdddd23/05/2015
An early start from the A86 layby. Broke my ankle on the icy track, but carried on! Very foggy summit. With Brian R.Play2End28/12/2014
With Dave. Low cloud. Before Geal Charn and Creag Petriemn2328/09/2014
Cycled in with Maggie to sandy beach at end of Lochan Na H-Earba. Then climbed into clouds and found summit cairn.dave neilson28/09/2014
Usual route from roadside with Rob Wight and Drew Crawford. Lily's first big hillwalk. Sunny, light winds high cloud great visibility. John Berry's final munro.alexmaclennan31/08/2014
From west of Moy Lodge. Creag a'Chuir then via 4 Sims, Sron Garbh and Geal Charn. Descended N ridge, a fairly messy bouldery affairRHW03/05/2014
Biked. From Geal Charn it's a fairly tough scramble on the North east ridge, but very safe.Jhimmy27/07/2013
Reverse of route from 20/3/97Gallovidian10/06/2013
Solo in CLAGLoz_mck18/05/2013
Round of Beinn Eibhinn, Aonach Beag, Geal-Charn, Carn Dearg, Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh from Luiblea. Day 37 of 59 for all Munros. 36km, +/- 2600m, 13 hours.PGCE25/04/2013
From Moy, clcyed in to Lochan na h-Earba then up to the Corrienickywood104/07/2012
1st of 3. Started off a warm and pleasant day, not to last! Cycled up and dropped bike at lochan before following path and then breaking rough to ascend. Total slog!bowzi26/06/2012
Estimated date - done soloAimless Rambler12/05/2012
alone, easy walk to the loch (1 hr) another half hour climb on good track, then veered off to the hill. took 3.15 min. snow from about 800 meters, fabulous top, you can see it all the way when you walk around the corrie. ben nevis was clear.tallblond28/04/2012
Guesstimate for date - From Culrabasscadet29/06/2011
With Rod, Grant, John and Stephen from Moy in just over six hours in another stolen day in mixed weather. SS16/06/2011
With Steve, Rod, Steven, AndrewOik16/06/2011
1 of 4: From A86 layby near Moy.ChrisR06/06/2011
beinn a chlachair, geal charn, and creag pitridh.robertphillips14/05/2011
In freezing conditions with Alastair during a weekend staying the Pottery hostel with Avril, Sid, Carol and Alastairmunromurph01/11/2010
done with Creag Pidrith and Geal Charn.akmilne16/06/2010
climbed with Andy as part of a group of 3 hillsFCMark16/06/2010
ghaley24/05/2009
Arduous walk in snowy conditions with Chris J and Mike Cbarnz4828/11/2008
Completed Beinn A Chlachair, Geal Charn, Creag Pitrich, 25km, 1340m, in 8.5hrJamesSDonald19/07/2008
225redcon30/12/2007
Munro 124 2007 compleationancient brit25/06/2007
3 day backpack from Corrour.summitsup28/03/2007