Beinn Bhàn (Applecross)
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The corries on the eastern side of Beinn Bhàn
|Elevation||896 m (2,940 ft)|
|Prominence||851 m (2,792 ft) |
Ranked 20th in British Isles
|Parent peak||Sgurr Mor|
|Translation||white mountain (Gaelic)|
|Parent range||Applecross peninsula|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 24|
The most striking features of Beinn Bhàn are the rocky corries on the eastern side, which are seen well from the A896 road. The best known of the corries is probably Coire na Poite, which forms a bowl shape, almost entirely ringed by crags offering climbing and winter ice climbing routes. The summit of Beinn Bhàn lies directly above the corries floor, which has two small lochans.
The ridges between the corries offer several routes to the summit for scramblers. An alternative route for those without a head for heights involves ascending the grassy southwest ridge of the peak, starting from near the point where the Bealach na Bà leaves the A896, a distance of some 4 kilometres.
A slightly longer route to the summit, involving far less ascent, may be had from the top of the Bealach na Bà (over 600 m above sea level), skirting below the northern top of Sgurr a'Chaorachain to reach the bealach separating the aforementioned peak from Beinn Bhàn.
An ascent of Beinn Bhàn is often combined with the climbing of Sgurr a'Chaorachain.
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