Binnein Mòr

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Binnein Mòr
Binnein Mor Ridge.JPG
Binnein Mòr peak seen from south ridge.
Highest point
Elevation1,130 m (3,710 ft) [1]
Prominence759 m (2,490 ft)
Parent peakBen Nevis
ListingMunro, Marilyn
Coordinates56°45′16″N 4°55′27″W / 56.75456°N 4.924056°W / 56.75456; -4.924056Coordinates: 56°45′16″N 4°55′27″W / 56.75456°N 4.924056°W / 56.75456; -4.924056
Naming
Translationbig mountain (Gaelic)
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈpiɲɛɲ ˈmoːɾ]
English approximation: BIN-yen-MOR
Geography
Binnein Mòr is located in Scotland
Binnein Mòr
Binnein Mòr
Parent rangeMamores
OS gridNN212663
Topo mapOS Landranger 41

Binnein Mòr is the highest peak in the Mamores, the range of mountains between Glen Nevis and Loch Leven in the Highlands of Scotland and lies five kilometres north north-east of Kinlochleven. The pyramidal summit of Binnein Mòr lies above the uninhabited upper section of Glen Nevis, north of the main Mamores ridge. To the south, a short narrow ridge links to the main ridge at an unnamed 1062 m subsidiary top listed in Munro's Tables as Binnein Mòr south top. Binnein Mòr's second subsidiary top, Sgòr Eilde Beag (956 m), lies about a kilometre to the southeast and forms the eastern end of the main Mamores ridge.

Despite being the highest mountain in the Mamores, Binnein Mòr is not one of the most commonly visited, due in part to its relative remoteness. It is most frequently climbed from Kinlochleven, often together with Na Gruagaichean, the next peak to the west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands Binnein Mor". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.

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