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Name:Beinn Dearg
Hill number:970
Height:913.7m / 2998ft
RHB Section:13A: Loch Torridon to Loch Maree
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Ewe, Catchment Boundaries, Torridon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 89533 60809
Summit feature:ground by cliff edge close to cairn
Col:445m  NG880620  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19 24
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Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 235 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Stuc Loch na Cabhaig. On to the 2 East tops.jonglew15/09/2018
Significant summit refurbishment and enhancementalda24/07/2018
Usual route. Lovely airy walk along the ridge, Torridonian peaks all around. Not a soul around on a very nice day.Owen B09/07/2018
Colin and me. Another stunning day.iansm25/05/2018
Beinn Dearg from Abhain Coire Mhic Nobuil car park. Horrendously windy on top but a magnificent mountain all the same. With Theresa.MorecambeMonkey19/05/2018
From Ben Alligan car park as per SMC. Did whole ridge, very steep ascent and descent but delightful ridge. Mist cleared as gained ridge initially to give extensive views.MichaelF17/07/2017
Solo. Along ridge from Stuc Loch na Cabhaig. Back same way.Dangerous Dave26/05/2017
With Ruth whole ridge 7 hours from Ben Alligin car park beyond TorridonDunlawyering23/05/2017
Accessed summit via bealach from north side. Beautiful day with great views.oatcake18/06/2016
One of my top ten best mountain days ever. Glorious weather, challenging ridge & superb views. This is why we put up with all the days drenched & not seeing a thing.ngthack03/07/2015
With Tony,Dee,Lionelbatrigg12/05/2014
With Dr Alidickiewren02/05/2014
up from car park in deep snow on ridge.robertphillips12/04/2013
solo via the NW ridge in very hot conditionspeterstanding26/05/2012
with Jamie and dog Ben-Jivegibagger10/04/2012
Much better day in Torridon but sticky and warm for most of the walk. Midges on the summit-no relief. Very tough descent.gercal5314/08/2010
Solo trip. Another one not as scary as it looks.Invicta1403/06/2010
With JV, MJ & KJJohn Lee02/02/2009
With Kenny Summers & SteveSpudGunn28/12/2008
6 hrs, 10.00 miles (1.67 mile/hr, 36:00 per mile) Beinn Dearg 2995ft , Torridon. Very wet approach,lovely scrambling and once on the ridge, a blustery day turning to fantastic sunshine.Clachaig27/09/2008
2nd day Fisherfield circuit w Jenx, up from Torridon and to col between Alligin and BD. Bagged tops and walk out to Poca Buidhe bothy (under Beinn an Eoin)nordicstar27/05/2008
MC JC. An excellent and well defended hill. Took a direct line up through small cliffs to a fantastic VP and crested ridge. Some scambling along the ridge beyond the summit. Very steep descent back to camp site at Shieldaig.Martin6605/05/2007
2 of 5: From Stuc Loch na Cabhaig.ChrisR19/04/2007
NUFWS Torridon trip, with Ian, Phil & Keith.Grinner12/06/2006
From carpark to SW, followed route in SMC Corbett book, via Coire Mhic Nobuil, Stuc Loch na Cabhaig to Beinn Dearg. Continued along splendid ridge to Carn na Feola, then back along glen. Excellent outing, and the highest Corbett to boot!Aye Jimmy11/06/2006
A very fine walk with good scrambling. But was it just me or is the descent a beast?Gill01/01/2000
SMMC Torridon meet, with Liz Patterson.clashcityrocker22/09/1999
Climbed during a stay at the Ling Hut.gman09/09/1999
CK, Warwick, Nick SheilaS04/04/1999
From Glen MhicnobaillBLACKHILL27/06/1998
Round of Stuc Loch na Cabhaig, Beinn Dearg and Carn na Feola from Torridon village.Eddie22/10/1996
from Cabhaig. Substantial drop and more clambering up to plateau like top at 13.15. Glad it was re-measured as 2998'. To E top.arranc19/07/1996
Exact Date unknown - SURC - Winter ConditionsSidath1601/03/1990
Date unknown (pre 1995). Superb hill & setting, v steep ascent to W. car pk 937567, via Dearg to Alligin, back along road RHW01/01/1990
Ascended in snowy but mostly clear conditions.JohnW27/03/1988
JEB Uisdean2506/10/1984
My 1st Torridon hill (and what a hill) climbed on the first day of what became many repeat Torridon New Year gatherings with University YHS group. Pouring with rain and windy as a large group of us trudged around the back of Lliathach. Most turned back, then the rain stopped and Tony and I decided to tackle this huge beast. We scrambled straight up crags and steep wet gullies working out a line as went (inspired by reading the exploits of WH Murray). Incredible wilderness views through the mist. Came onto the eastern top plateau. then dicey scrambling above gullies until summit reached and shelter behind the large cairn. Peering at the map contours we opted (why?) for a direct descent south ! Crag steps and slimey waterfall and mushy gullies -slow , much concentration, and exciting. Almost dark as we reached the road & 2 mile walk back to hostel. An exhilarating day out.Chris Pearson29/12/1983
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