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Name:Beinn Bhan
Hill number:987
Height:896m / 2940ft
RHB Section:13B: Applecross to Achnasheen
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Kishorn, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NG 80365 45027
Summit feature:trig point in shelter
Drop:851m
Col:45m  NG852445  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 24
(1:25k) 428N 428S
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 277 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
For Theresa's Corbett Compleation walk with 9 others, a cracking day on an amazing mountain.Chris Mac16/11/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195321/05/2019
To and from the Bealach. Bagging the trig.BigJ24/04/2019
CKSheilaS14/04/2019
With Malky C and Jackie, from Drochaid Mhor to south. Up long main ridge, down NE coire. Warm, sunny day with little wind. Good views with a little haze. Rounsfell09/04/2019
From Bealach na Ba parking. Up the track, then south. This section was unpleasant, large boulders at awkward angles with ankle breaking crevices. Contoured round to Bealach nan Arr. Then after an initially rocky ascent straightforward to the summit trig, on an ENE bearing in the mist. On the return cut the corner SSW from Bealach nan Arr back to the parking, a bit better but still managed to collect a large bruise on my shin. Rained all the way back from the summit. No time to bag the other nearby Corbett.Owen B10/07/2018
With Richard. Excellent sunny and clear day with low wind. Staying at Lochcarronamcculloch25/09/2017
65th – With Allan. From minor road part way up pass to Applecross (by bend at 220m), easy scramble up SE face to summit (Sgurr a Chaorachain), follow the highest line around to Beinn Bhan (quite rocky ground), descend SE ridge of Beinn Bhan to minor road. Mostly dry, broken cloud occasionally lowering below tops building throughout afternoon.RGibbs25/09/2017
Up SE ridge from bridge at Tornapress. Low cloud, rain, wind but intermittent views of A'Chioch and other ridges which looked unappealing in the wet.MichaelF12/09/2017
with Ruth whole ridge anticlockwise via A Phoit, very hot 25 degrees plus about 6.5 hours. A phoit steepDunlawyering25/05/2017
ascent in cloud via main ridge. Not an exciting day but summit achieved.oatcake21/08/2016
Tornapress - A' Chioch - Beinn Bhan - Sgorr a' Chaorachain - Tornapressdavidpettit8431/05/2016
What a great hill. Didn't fancy the A Chioch route up though. The ridge up to Sron Coire na Fhamair was exciting enough.ngthack14/04/2016
With Aleciansm02/05/2015
On a sunny day using the path from the Applecross road with J & Shaky during a Strathcarron stay. Followed it until it peters out & then on to the Bealach nan Arr over very rough ground. Over pt. 676m where the ground was teemming with frogs! The mist temporarily settled over the summit of Beinn Bhan, but cleared to give a great view. Back by the same route.NotReallyABagger24/06/2014
Via A'Chioch Ridgetraighmhor24/08/2013
Brilliant year end w Jenx. From road at 100m cut up to SW ridge and over tops to cold icy summit. Watery sun playing through clouds. Back same way with fierce hail/snowstorms. Our last mainland Major and 10 Corbetts to go.nordicstar31/12/2012
corbett bagging squrr a chaorachainn and beinn bhan from bealach na ba.robertphillips17/07/2012
Torridon GMC trip staying at Torridon SYHA with DLJ Reg Geoff B Dave Gray Myself Dave Gray & DLJ. After dropping of Geoff & Reg to cycle loop. Weather great. jps66606/06/2012
sol0 from the radio station direction. Extreme heat made the asscent very exhaustingpeterstanding25/05/2012
hitched back to loch carron, after comming down just having done one hill. very misty from bealach na ba.johnm05/06/2011
Ascent and descent from the Bealach na Ba road to the south.benalder28401/06/2011
petey02/05/2011
Trig revisit. Fantastic hill despite flattish summit - was in cloud on my previous visit. From S, bagged 2 GTs and 2 CTs but the Chioch and Phoit tops will have to wait - they are a long way down. Very windy morning - the day when the 3 day Liathach fire started.RHW30/04/2011
Walked in to Loch Gaineamhach and then ascend the slopes starting at 804472. After some scrambling gained the ridge and headed south to the top. Descended direct to car at the bridge.mindlessflogger20/02/2011
Via A'Chioch... on a nice day if you have a head for heights!Harper10010/10/2010
From road at 763437 followed track across glen and almost to col. Traversed N of Carn Dearg then up broadening stony ridge to summit. Return same route; car 19:05. Hot sunny day, very clear air, fantastic views all round from top. Ptarmigan.dbb02/09/2010
with ED from viewpoint, up towards mast then across to Bealach nan Arr (confusing in mist at first and very rough and rocky). Whiteout on B Bhan dome. Sleet showers. The right route for the conditions, just over 5 hrs, minimal ascent.niallp13/03/2010
Repeatchalky195310/06/2009
MC JC. Climbed from the Bealach na Ba road before Loch Coire nan Arr. Set off late at 2.30 and reaching the top at 4.30pm just in time for sunset. Snow on hill above 500m. Good views to Liatach. Climbed down in dark with fading headtorch. On route to Torridon for KH 50th.Martin6631/10/2008
4 of 7: From Sron Coire an Fhamhair.ChrisR08/10/2008
Alone from WSpudGunn09/11/2006
Circuit via Coire nan Arrrjf3502/08/2006
From Couldoran, track then up Coire an Fhamair. A magnificent mountain, one of the best in Scotland.Aye Jimmy30/05/2005
With DJB. Wonderful wild walk, spectacular sandstone corries.douglas_easton23/05/2004
NUFWS Kishorn trip. With Chris & Will. Very wet!Grinner26/03/2004
With Eric Murray via A'Chioch. Walked out SW to road & hitched lift to Applecross.zoob06/06/2002
With MJ and JC.John Lee15/05/2001
Round of Coire Each top and main summit from Loch an Loin.Eddie18/01/2001
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
Watch out for dodgy compass bearings - magnetic rocks.Gill01/01/2000
Galltywenallt17/10/1998
With two friends. We parked beside the bridge where the Applecross road crosses the Russel Burn. We walked NE to join the ridge coming down from Beinn Bhàn. We ascended this ridge easily, going over a couple of minor tops with impressive views of A’ Chioch. We reached the summit of Beinn Bhàn where we had lunch. We went SW over a minor top and found a stalkers’ path going down to Bealach nan Arr. We followed the path which continued beyond the bealach under Carn Dearg. We left the path to go S to reach point 776m, and over two minor tops to reach the summit of Sgùrr a’ Chaorachain. We descended the steep slopes to the SE. They were easier than expected with small rocky steps, where difficulties could be easily got round. The weather held good all day in spite of the forecast not being all that promising.pwbellarby08/11/1997
From Bealach na BaBLACKHILL07/07/1997
From Loch Kishorn. Stalkers' path due north under E corries uphill aiming for central prow of hill over heather, stones, grass and bog. to loch in corrie. 3/4m making for grassy band on N side of corrie. Narrow green cleft steeply up between next 3 or 4 sandstone bands. Steep clamber out of wet gully to crags. 2 arm push ups astride a sliver of rock is not the mildest of scrambling in my book! To summit plateau and to top at 14.30. to S top.arranc17/07/1996
Solo192120/05/1996
Corbett bagging: Beinn Bhan RHW04/07/1994
Shieling NW of Bealach na Ba – Stalker’s path to Bealach nan Arr – Beinn Bhan – NNW ridge to Strath Maol Chaluim – Applecross. (PM to summit. Solo down to Applecross)gerrybowes13/04/1993
With Gerry. Camping behind the pub.bolton13/04/1993
From Tornapress, along the foot of the E. Corries- old guidebooks say how rough this is, but worth it because it's such stunning scenery. By 1992, the deer had been at the vegetation and this wasn't that hard. The mural precipices were still magnificent. A good ridge took us up to the lochan on the ridge about 1 mile N of the summit. Unbroken sunshine. Then on to Sgurr a'Chaorachain North Top, returned via Bealach na Ba and road. With Petepwheeler17/05/1992