Name:Buidhe Bheinn
Hill number:713
Height:885.5m / 2905ft
RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain
Grid ref:NG 96338 09045
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:720.5m  NG 9680 1124  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414S
Observations:West Top (hill 715) at NG 95680 08745 is lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais & Buidhe Bheinn (final).doc
Comments:Marilyn relocated from hill 716 on 3 November 2012. See Database Notes
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Excellent views. Deep snowdrifts on top but soft enough not to be dangerous. Quick descent down S ridge and stalkers' path, car by 9pm.NorfolkPT2117/04/2024
Buidhe Bheinn from Glen Shiel with John. Started from layby near Malagain and followed track up to a small wooden bridge across to the W side of Allt Malagain. Followed path along Allt Malagain all the way up to around 400m and then lost path so headed straight up the rough steep hillside to Bealach Duibh Leach. Headed mostly W to Sgurr a Bhac Chaolais - formerly a corbett - and went over to the summit to check out the views across to Sgurr na Sgine. Then descrnded down to the undulating ridge across to Buidhe Bheinn - first heading SE, then SW, taking in some very steep descents and re-ascents. Finally reached summit with some great views over to Loch Hourn, the Kintail mountains and the Loch Quoich peaks. Returned back the same way we came. Very cold and icy day - the path was treacherous in parts, with snow above 700m. Total time 7h 5min.mproudfoot03/12/2023
Parking at Kinloch Hourn (NG948066). A difficult road for last mile. To Lodge, up thro woods and then NW up trench under power lines to high point, where stake marks start of stalkers tk. Up this and R at fork to marker cairn (NG955080). Then no FP through outcrops to Buidhe Bheinn W top. Knife edge ridge to Buidhe Bheinn then start of faint descent on W side of steep nose hard to identify. Easier on to Buidhe Bheinn N top then descent on W side of wall to walled mini-bealach, easy up to Cadha nam Bo Ruadha. Return to mini-bealach for rough grassy descent to Bealach Coire Sgoireadail. Stalkers path down Coire Sgoireadail hard to follow. Forded Allt Coire Sgoireadail at about NG965073. Uphill under the power lines for descent back through trees. Very rough, and slow going after aforementioned marker cairnIsbjorn30/09/2023
Sick Kid09/09/2023
from Kinlochhourn with Jim and Alisdairjef15/08/2022
Solo. From the car park at Kinlochhourn to the lodge and up the track through the woods and along the pylons. Followed stalkers' path which goes a long way up Buidhe Bheinn West Top, then easily to the summit. A little bit of scrambling down the ridge towards the main top, then easily up to the main top. Returned down Coire Lair and the rather wet track to Loch Coire Shùbh. Beautiful Summer day with excellent visibility. By this ascent I have completed the ascents of all the Corbetts on the current list. When I originally completed the Corbetts, Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais and what is now called Buidhe Bheinn West Top were jointly the Corbett.pwbellarby12/08/2022
A Peckish09/09/2021
From Kinloch Hourn. Track up Cadha Mor, then excellent going up the north westerly of the stalkers' paths to 680m, then steeply up to the west top, rocky ridge to the main summit. Retraced steps to the car. Very warm, cloudless, calm weather, dreadful bugs high up, but fantastic views, inversion low cloud over the sea lochs. Cold apple juice + coffee at the tea room afterwards, bliss.Owen B25/08/2021
From Kinloch Hourn via Cadha Mor and NW top.quadbarrel30/06/2021
From Kinloch Hourm, Arnisdale track up to 250m, stalkers path to 700m then grassy gully up to west top. Rocky ridge to bealach then easily up to main summit. Descended smooth south face back down to 300m to pick up another path back down to Arnizdale track.Topographer5719/06/2021
From Glen Shiel - path to Bealach Duibh Leac, to Spur a Bhac Chaolais, along the very rugged ridge over Cadha nam Bo Ruadha then a scramble up the final ridge. Returned via the same route. Splendid route, character like the Rough Bounds. Very cold for May, but clear and with excellent visibilityRockdoctor02/05/2021
Climbed with Richard, clear and sunny day.amcculloch29/09/2020
From Kinlochhourn, via the stalkers tracks and west summit. Beautiful day after early mist. Scariest bit was the road down, steep and in quite poor condition.douglas_easton27/09/2020
Tom Mundell20/10/2019
Sick Kid06/05/2019
6of6: From West Top.ChrisR10/10/2018
Johnny Corbett26/06/2018
The Rodmiester25/05/2018
hill walker22/04/2018
Left track at 9426/0792 onto path. Over West Top on way. Descended from Buidhe Bheinn via Coire Lair to 9657/0751duchally12/04/2018