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Name:Beinn a' Chuirn
Hill number:126
Height:923m / 3028ft
Parent (Ma):122  Beinn Mhanach
Parent (SMC):122  Beinn Mhanach
RHB Section:02A: Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
(Tu,Sim,MT,Mur)
Grid ref:NN 36003 40915
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:74m
Col:849m  NN365412  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 296 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Run with JanGrimpeur123406/06/2020
Auch viaduct (cycled from Tyndrum) - up glen to Srath Tarabhan - Beinn Mhanach - Beinn a' Chuirn - back same way.Mark Jackson22/08/2019
From Auch Farm taking in the Munro too.Robinho0802/02/2019
Day before Ben nevisTintenty31/08/2018
From Achallader with Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair and Beinn MhanachGeoff Briggs06/05/2018
With Beinn Mhanach. Sledged the descent :Dquadbarrel07/01/2018
Parked on A82 near entrance to Auch track. This has more fords than Dagenham, but they were negotiable dryshod. Snow above 2,000' and a fierce NW wind, blowing snow plumes from the summit. Superb views, including the surprise view along Loch Lyon. Too cold to hang about above the snow line, though.Nick Down112/11/2017
SOLO TGOC 2017 Direct from col and then on to Munro before dropping to Loch Lyon.Aimless Rambler14/05/2017
Parked at Pubil (end of public road in Glen Lyon) and cycled track along N shore of Loch Lyon to the ford in Gleann Meurain (NN394426) (easily crossed in current dry weather). Then up Beinn Mhanach and traversed across to Beinn a'Chuirn. Retraced to col between the two, and roughly followed the old fence line down to Lon na Cailliche (col to Beinn Achaladair). Then more or less straight up to Achaladair S Top and along ridge to main summit. Continued along ridge, down to col with Beinn a'Chreachain, ascended Meall Buidhe, then Beinn a'Chreachain. Retraced from there and along to the 961m top, before descending grassy slopes back to track in Gleann Cailliche, and return to Pubil.kdbennett11/05/2017
Bridge of Orchy station-Beinn an Dothaidh W Top-Beinn an Dothaidh-Beinn Achaladair S Top-Beinn Achaladair-Meall Buidhe-Beinn a'Chreachain-Beinn Mhanach-Beinn a'Chuirn-Bridge of Orchy stationcampagvelocet08/05/2017
beinn a chuirn and beinn mhanach from A82 cycled in to strath tarabhan.robertphillips20/11/2016
First summit of the day with Rois after a restless sleep in the tent in the rain all wet. A weekend of adventure by train round Bridge of Orchy.GravelMonkey14/06/2015
with Nick plus the munro 6h 45mDunlawyering10/10/2014
Solo, cycle from AuchTopsaswell09/09/2014
From Auch, Beinn Mhanach and Beinn a'Chuirn.rhalstead08/09/2014
With Beinn AchaladairCapt Malbec12/03/2014
With Beinn Mhanachnickywood120/05/2013
with Markgrimjimm15/01/2012
sololittle al13/01/2012
Solodickscroop30/05/2011
With Colinalistairpooler27/03/2011
self (Beinn Mhanach)davidsbatty28/06/2009
Solo day's walk in frosty but sunny conditions from Auch with added stretch on WHWbarnz4827/12/2008
t135redcon02/09/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit12/06/2007
Day 2 of 3-day backpack: from col to SW, Beinn nam Fuaran, Beinn Mhanach, Beinn a'Chuirn, Beinn Achaladair ST, Beinn Achaladair, Meall Buidhe,Beinn a'Chreachain, back over Beinn Achaladair to camp at col before Beinn an Dothaid. Constant rain.agentmancuso03/06/2007
Alone, from Achallader on sunny, hazy day.Grinner14/04/2007
6 of 7: From Beinn Achaladair South Top.ChrisR03/08/2006
Completed Beinn Mhanach, Beinn a Chreachain, Beinn Achalad, Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain +3 Tops. 35km, 2690m, in 12.0hrJamesSDonald14/07/2006
See Beinn a'Chreachain dbb08/07/2006
With Ian Soulsby. A deleted Munro!Dangerous Dave28/04/2006
drove with six year old Jamie, up the Auch valley after calling at the house to ask permission over the Glen Coralan wide concrete ford that's only couple of inches deep and almost a kilometere east of the railway viaduct. It's totally broodingly still but with clouds clinging to the tops and gently swirling amongst the crags above us on the back of Beinn Dorain as we head up the long valley. Up west valley and I'm achingly tired as we head to the col between us and back of Beinn an Dotaidh. After the top and summit it starts to rain, quietly but steadily and doesn't stop. All the way down the south side on our return and continuing as we go down the valley, already sopping boots, wade small streams. back at the car we are drenched. get to the major ford at dusk and it's a raging torrent and I'm not prepared to risk going across. We are stuck for the night. Sleep in the car.vegibagger31/08/2005
7th peak in circuit of 5 Munros and 3 Tops from Bridge of Orchy with overnight bivvy just E of S Top of Beinn Achaladair. Ascended via Coire an Dothaidh to Beinn Dorain and then N and E along ridge over Dothaidh and Achaladair and Tops to Chreachan then back to S Top of Achaladair for bivvy. Woke in early morning with several groups of deer on the slopes below me. Crossed SE over bealach to this Top then on to Munrocelticrambler26/05/2004
Walked up Auch Gleann from the side of the A82, followed track to watershed then headed straight up the hillside. yorkie01/05/2004
KeithByTheC01/08/2003
Self and dogInvicta1427/06/2002
Circuit from Achallader Farmrjf3509/07/2001
With friend. After climbing Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dòthaidh and descending to the col with Beinn Achaladair. We then followed a path contouring round the SE slope of Beinn Achaladair. We noted this as a possible way back from Beinn a Chreachain on a future trip. We went to the col with Beinn a Chuirn and then diagonally up the mountain towards the col with Beinn Mhanach. We turned before reaching the col to reach the summit of Beinn a Chuirn and went on to the summit of Beinn Mhanach. The descent to Srath Tarabhan was slow with acute pain in my right thigh. We walked out through Auch Gleann.pwbellarby06/11/1999
first ascent, 3 in party, clear warm day, climbed from achallader farm b&b on a through route to loch lyon goc 1999. took in all the tops along the ridge and the munros to beinn a chreachain, then descended to a high col and climbed up to beinn a chuirn & beinn mhanach, then down to srath tarabhan and round the shore of loch lyon to a wild camp.rum doodle 16/05/1999
With: solo; From Beinn Mhanach I returned along ridge to here then descended SE to end of track in valley and returned to my tent at NN358395.Ian Baines18/04/1999
with Beinn Mhanach (qv)pwheeler09/03/1999
CK SheilaS27/12/1998
From Achallader, up Coire Achaladair to Beinn a' Chuirn and Beinn Mhanach, then on to Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a' ChreachainGallovidian16/05/1998
Sunny and clear.iangalbraith19/10/1997
With MVW/AB/LM - cycled up to north and did circuit around BC, BA, BM, plus tops. Came through this way too in LAMM 2007nordicstar11/10/1997
RS AB LS. MTB from Achallader to Gorton then Beinn a'Chreachain, Meall Buidhe, Beinn Achaladair, Beinn Chuirn & Beinn Mhanach. Return to Goeton through Glean Meran. A fine bright cold day.Vin11/10/1997
Solo Uisdean2516/06/1996
Returning from Beinn Mhanach. Descended to valley but unable to cross river. Used viaduct.Aye Jimmy29/10/1994
Big circuit with Alan & Jo on hot dayChris Pearson29/05/1993
Cold sunny day trying for 3 munros but did not manage Beinn A' Cheachain in fading light, with Ian Shaw.Dugswell218/10/1992