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Name:Beinn an Lochain
Hill number:1419
Height:901.7m / 2958ft
RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Fyne, Catchment Boundaries, Long & Goil
Watershed:Ardlamont Point to Fife Ness, Firth of Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman,
Deleted Munro Top
Grid ref:NN 21807 07886
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:261.7m  NN 2300 0740  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL37N OL39S 363N 364S
Observations:cairn 100m NE at NN 21868 07962 is lower
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 347 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
The NE ridge from Butterbridge CP (the route of the military road, leading over the stone bridge and mapped as a path is now tenanted by a marshy stream). A very enjoyable ridge walk over a series of scramble steps. The views get better and better, with Cowal and Loch Fyne spreading out before you from the summit.Nick Down114/06/2019
After driving from Kirkby Stephen, Beautiful day., sunny and quite warm. Up and down in 2 hours 40 mins.douglas_easton21/05/2019
With MVW from layby up NE ridge, excellent day with good visibility cool wind but sunny. Return same way.Frank11/04/2019
Summit campJaxter22/09/2018
Quick descent as part of group with Glasgow Walking and Hillwalking Club - took last position on ascent helping fellow walker and then assisted after fall on way downlittle al28/07/2018
Fromthe layby at 235089. Up the NE ridge with CM. The cloud cleared at the summit to give spectacular views. Just over 3 hours.bolton23/05/2018
From A83 up NE ridge. With PM.CJM23/05/2018
Up and down the NE ridge from the layby. Warm, sunny and barely any wind made it thirsty work, but excellent clear views and some fun narrow arete and steep clambering sections. Still some quite large snow patches near the top which the path avoids.Owen B17/05/2018
Solo from just north of Loch Restil up the usual route. Spent 30 minutes at the top due to the glorious weather. Views down to Ailsa Craig, up the west coast including Jura and north to Nevis and beyond.Roblex16/05/2018
The NE ridge route. Almost a perfect day to climb, sunny and a slight breeze. Some clamber sections. Steep and impressive in many parts. The final section looks great and was.Jhimmy12/05/2018
Up and down the NE ridge on the obvious pathdavidpettit8408/10/2017
Bus to Rest and Be Thankful then N along road to Easan Dubh. NE ridge is great - path all the way, steep and scrambly in places. Two tops of almost equal height. Direct descent ESE from pt 834 very steep and horrible. Going slightly better once I hit the forest edge and picked up a faint path following it to the road.Mark Jackson22/08/2017
Standard route from layby 2km north of the Rest and be thankful.Robinho0808/07/2017
I finally had to give up waiting for a nice day to climb this hill, but it's still a great walk even in rain and mist. Good path, easy rock steps and a nice ridge to finish.Gill15/06/2017
Afternoon climb with Janice on way home from DunnoonJamesSDonald14/05/2017
Standard route, nice day, very steep in parts with some fun scrambling. Great views on way up and even better from the summit.Chris Mac02/04/2017
Started at rest and be thankful car park at 7.10am straight up to the summit. Snow above 550m. Clear day so great views. Company: Soloiandesbottes12/02/2017
Revisit for relocated summit hp up the north ridge good path.robertphillips10/08/2016
4 of 4: From Ben Luibhean.ChrisR16/09/2015
Off EKMC bus with Alan Brydie from Butterbridge to Cairndow including the two Graham's behind. Another time with HF Glasgow club and a third time with EKMC again. This time I slipped while climbing over barbed wire fence and ripped my palm on the fence. Need five stitchesmunromurph25/04/2015
Walk with Ben Grove (Really Good winter walk)byron230203/01/2015
From Easan Dubh - an easy Major. Started in finish weather, ended in a snow/hail storm. Used the well worn path, most of the time. Couldn't resist yomping down grassy slopes when available.Martin R17/11/2012
Straight up to minor southern peak from Rest and be Thankful then along ridge to summit. Then out to Stob an eas via Beinn an t-Seilich. Returned to R&bT via NE shoulder (reached through bouldery section below cliffs on NW ridge) and NE ridge.campagvelocet12/09/2012
Crisp, chilly day with Dave and Iain up NE ridge. Still lots of snow from 600m upwards.andy15/04/2012
Third ascent.thenomad28/02/2012
from rest and be thankful carpark in heavy snow.robertphillips02/01/2012
With Tony, Sophie, Nic Gordon, Andy, Peter, Becca Hardy, Graham Bromley - nice alpine feel along NE ridge!zoob17/04/2011
Katherine and dogsalexmaclennan27/03/2011
4 hrs Beinn an Lochain - Arrocar - 2956 ft easy angled ridge under icy conditions. Clear views from summit and descent via a snow slope. with Richard Holland and Iain CarterClachaig13/12/2010
Ascended from Butterbridge. excellent path up with nice scrambly bitsWayne Mac15/05/2010
Did same with Jenx again up the steep side and back in an hour.nordicstar09/05/2010
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave06/11/2009
Attempted times, forced back twice due to weather. I always climb from N ridge layby. Did circular route once with improvised decent to Rest & Be Thankful. Most recent climb was on my own, clear but very windy. Breathtaking views when decending by N ridgeAndyBlair197217/05/2009
Ascent from rest and be thankful not to be recommended. Pathless and unrelentingly steep. Better to ascend via the North ridge which has a path and near the top a nice arete section with some airy drops. Excellent views of the other Arrochar Alps.PeteF06/06/2007
Afternoon jaunt.Grinner15/04/2007
From Easan Dubh all along the NE ridge to the top. A continuously entertaining and enjoyable way. E winds as the last few days but today the cloud did not lift off the last 400 ft- light,though, with glimpses down. Back same way.pwheeler26/03/2007
Steep dry ascent sunny clear day.Dugswell206/06/2006
Second ascent.thenomad05/02/2006
once with CB, from halfway down the glen, but up the usual NE side. No views. Sometime in late 80s or early 90s. Then again in 28/12/2005 with Ken M. quiet weather with hard frost. No views this time. Up the NE side, down the NW.niallp28/12/2005
Solo, from rest and be thankful - murderously steep. Did same with Jenx again 09/05/10nordicstar27/12/2005
One of my favourite hills. Done by the superb NE ridge with Shaky. Unfortunately the view was obscured at the top by mist but a great walk anyway.NotReallyABagger03/09/2005
Self, descent from bealach straight to car park...vvsteepHighland Days22/06/2005
Driving rain all day. wind and cloud over 3 Corbetts. west to east stangely enjoyable with some big climbs and descents. Solo before being met at Argartan by Martin S again who had gone Munro bagging after dropping me off at Rest and be thankfull. Then to Glenmore Lodge for IML training course - in more horrible wet weather (and sleet on the plateau)Chris Pearson28/05/2005
Climbed after overnight stay in Arrochar.marktrengove05/12/2004
From Rest and be ThankfulBLACKHILL03/04/2002
MC JC. Afternoon ascent on a very wet day. Misty from 450m upwards. From the R and BT after a bacon buttie! Lethargig progress up steep east face. Returned slightly further to the south. Got to within 10m of a large dog fox before he noticed us. Brown and grey. Only small patches of snow on top, 1h30 up. Pint in Arrochar.Martin6622/04/2001
A long time ago. DAte very approximate.lenman06/06/2000
With Russell, who got blown off his feet for his trouble!GWR Chris11/03/2000