Beinn Ghlas

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Beinn Ghlas
Beinn ghlas.jpg
Beinn Ghlas from the western slopes of Ben Lawers
Highest point
Elevation 1,103 m (3,619 ft) [1]
Prominence c. 105 m
Listing Munro
Naming
Translation Grey-green mountain (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈpeiɲ ˈɣlˠ̪as̪]
Geography
Location Perth and Kinross, Scotland
OS grid NN625404
Topo map OS Landranger 51

Beinn Ghlas is a mountain in the Southern Highlands of Scotland. It lies on the north shore of Loch Tay and is part of the Ben Lawers Range. It lies on the popular path to Ben Lawers from the National Trust for Scotland car park, with the result that many walkers traverse the summit of Beinn Ghlas without realising it. The popularity of the path meant that it suffered from severe erosion, but it has been reconstructed in recent years.

The Gaelic name is translated as 'grey-green mountain', which refers to the colour of the mica-schist that makes up the bulk of the mountain and that falls as a scree on its south-western side. The path up the mountain leads past outcrops of this rock that also reveal large garnets.

As mentioned above, the usual route to the summit leaves from the car park, follows Edramucky Burn, and climbs to the south-western ridge of the mountain. The deep corrie of Coire Odhar (the dun-coloured corrie) lies to the north. Walkers who continue on to Ben Lawers can avoid the 100 metre re-ascent of Beinn Ghlas on their return by taking the path that runs west of the summit, down to Coire Odhar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands Beinn Ghlas". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 56°32′08″N 4°14′15″W / 56.53543°N 4.23743°W / 56.53543; -4.23743