Name:Bac an Eich
Hill number:907
Height:849m / 2785ft
SMC/RHB Section:12A: Kyle of Lochalsh to Garve
County/UA:Highland
Topographical area:HW08 Ghlais-eagle
Catchment:Cromarty
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,HHB,Y)
Grid ref:NH 22217 48940
Summit feature:embedded rock
Drop:334m
Col:515m  NH209450  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 430
Observations:summit is 3m W of trig point outside shelter
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 272 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
2 of 3: From Meall Buidhe. Cloud lifted just before we arrived. With Sam.ChrisR14/07/2024
Climbed with Richard. Long day but generally good conditions. Bit blowy on top.amcculloch19/06/2024
parked at end of Loch then up via NW routejef30/05/2024
Bac an Eich from car park at end of public road at Loch Beannacharain, with John. Did clockwise circuit back along road to Inverchoran then followed track through Glenn Chorainn. At Torran Ceann Liath, headed N then E then N to Bac an Eich summit. Head WSW down to Drochaid Coire Mhadaidh and then followed the path around to Corrievuic and then the road back to the car. Blue skies, and snow above 400m - deep in places, but it made for stunning mountain views in all directions. Total time 5h 54min.mproudfoot24/02/2024
From Inverchoran with D, Dave. SW up Gleann Chorainn to the col on a good path and then an intermittent track up the south slope. Mist and some drizzle that cleared periodically. 6 hours.bolton18/02/2024
Parked on grass verge by the bridge at Inverchoran. Good path along Gleann Chorainn all the way to the south ridge. The path eventually fades then grassy slopes to the summit. Back same way. With bolton.Dangerous Dave18/02/2024
Up from Inverchoran.Andrew Simmons22/11/2022
From Inverchoran. Very nice day out with stupendous views.hils16/09/2022
Similar route to Oweniangalbraith31/08/2022
R from Strahconon tough hill Richard Tait12/07/2022
With John on our 9th anniversary from Braigh an Leitre in Strathconon. A great day. Sunshine and a few showers. Lovely stalkers path. Saw a few deer, and heard stags bellowing! Stunning views to Strathfarrar Munros and more widely. Veryhappybunny28/09/2021
From Loch Beannacharain. Track and bridge to Corriefeol. Hints of a path up the north side of Allt Coire Dhugaill, crossing above the ravine, about 520m asl. Steeply WSW to join the NW ridge, easy going from there. Descended steeply north to the small lochan, then NW to Coire Dhugaill, but plenty of peat hags this way. Then retraced steps. Sunny, light wind, a bit hazy. 900th Marilyn.Owen B23/09/2021
Strathconon. Scardroy Lodge to Corriefeol, River Maig, Allt an Amise, stalkers path, An Sithean, Coire a'Chro'tha col, Sgur Coire nan Eun, col (207482), Bac an Eich, then NW ridge An Leth-Creag, Corriefeol & Scardroy. Overcast & cool with increasingly frequent showers, hill fog & strong SW wind.Vin13/06/2021
Solo fr Inverchoran, running X steep climb. Heather, bogs, peat groughs all horrible! Steady warm sunshine but a slight haze. Good views from top, a few flies. Ascent over Sgurr Toll Lochain; descent S then SE to pick up path all the way down Gleann Chorainn, which was hot.NorfolkPT2109/08/2020
Inverchoran - Bac an Eich - An Sithean - Clach a' Chomharraidh - Druim Dubh - Loch na Caoidhe - Gleann Chorainn - Inverchorandavidpettit8428/05/2019
Out & back from Strathcarron road end. With Rod & Theresa.MorecambeMonkey08/07/2017
With M. Scramble on way up. Went back down S and along track.douglas_easton14/06/2017
CK SheilaS26/05/2017
From Inverchorran. Significant peat hags if climbing out of glen too early. Descended to S to pick-up stalkers path for descent back into Gleann Chorainn.benalder28415/04/2017
From Inverchorran. Fresh snow, Alpine conditions, extensive views. Perfect.MichaelF23/03/2017
With Will, in the morning.Grinner30/07/2016
Bac an Eich from Inverchoran. Approached Bac an Eich via Sgurr Toll Lochain(slippery scramble up vegetated rocks, probably not the best line), Creag Coire na Feola, then careful route to Meall Buidhe (would be tricky descent in mist) and descent back into Gleann Chorainn.RobertP04/07/2016
What a great hill. From Inverchoran.Martin R13/05/2015
Lovely day, great views, Glen Chorrain route back was a pleasantly easy walk.oatcake17/04/2015
Wind on top was awful.Rive crossing just as bad !ARM01/03/2015
From Inverchoran. Attempt at Beinn Mheadhoin was ended by polite advice from a stalker, Bac an Eich was the only alternative that did not involve returning to car. An unmarked but decent enough track runs NW of the river, stayed on track then followed north bank as far as Loch Toll Lochain. Many peat hags, a higher route would have been better. Sunny day but cold east wind. Up steep NE face, down easy SE ridge before steep south east descent back into Gleann Chorainn.Topographer5725/08/2014
Heathergarbo110321/04/2014
From Strathconon roadhead. An Sidhean, E Top, Sgurr Coire nan Eun, Meall Innis na Sine, Creag Coire na Foela, Bac an Eich, Meall Buidhe. Hot & sunny.jimbloomer10/07/2013
with renee from the bridge at inverchoran.robertphillips24/05/2013
W Jenx. Parked on road above Inverchoran, thru stalkers lodge and up Gleann Chorainn, off after woods and steep up hill to Mhadaidh-ruaidh. Rough ground to Meall Buidhe. Drop to col before steeps to summit of Bac an Eich. Top of Coire Feola before down to lonely Corriefeol and 6km road walk back.nordicstar05/05/2013
tickchazzyboy1901/03/2013
definitely August 2012hornet07/08/2012
CraigW11/11/2011
selfdavidsbatty05/06/2011
Trig revisit. Quick bag of Mhuilinn then rest of day here. Car park on N shore of loch, good track to Corriefeol (ruins), Meall Buidhe, Bac an Eich, Creag Coire na Feola (where I met an English guy taking a year out volunteering for BTCV and hillwalking!), Meall Innis na Sine then steeply down to the path out (having done the other Corbett years ago). Mostly in cloud but nice lighting on the loch at the finish.RHW14/02/2010
MC JC. Very hot day c. 27 deg. the day after being in Fisherfield with similar temperatures. Very little air. From Inverchoran.Martin6631/05/2009
Alone to summitSpudGunn18/05/2008
From Inverchoran via Sgurr Toll Lochain. Lots of snow: sinking in sometimes. Down via N.side to Loch Toll Lochain.ChrisR18/03/2008
From Inverchoran. Descent S to col and up the Graham to the E.Galltywenallt24/04/2007
With Bruce and CarolineRobF13/08/2006
From Strathconon.Eddie04/05/2001
From Inverchoran in Strathconon. Pleasant day out.Aye Jimmy03/08/2000
Solo From Inverchoran in Strathconon. Damp and misty but agood dayfergie13/07/1999
Solo tripInvicta1406/06/1999
ANDY DYTCHdonmeister13/08/1998
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL11/05/1998
From Inverchoran deer farm. Carried Arran across a deer grid over the river 10' below. On wide access track for 1 1/2 miles to path over river. Uphill on rising traverse over heather and grass hillside. Charming gorge where loch outflow comes downhill. Steeply up by stream to heathery hags and a very steep mossy ascent to the left to bypass crags. Ptarmigan. Into wind for last 3/4 mile. Top at 11.40. Hot water from flask - forgot to put the coffee in!arranc30/05/1994
After orienteering at Aultgowrie. I went up Strath Conon to the car park at the end of Loch Beannacharain. I walked to Corriefeol (ruin) and steeply up almost straight to the summit of Bac an Eich. I descended by going approximately westwards to join the footpath through Coire Mhòraigein. It was done in fast time, significantly less than indicated by Naismith’s formula.pwbellarby27/06/1993
Corbett bagging: Bac an Eich and an Sidhean RHW11/04/1993
sclater01/02/1990