|Elevation||928 m (3,045 ft) |
|Prominence||863 m (2,831 ft)
Ranked 19th in British Isles
|Parent peak||Sgurr Alasdair|
|Translation||Blue mountain (Norse/Gaelic)|
|Pronunciation||Scottish Gaelic: [ˈplˠ̪aːveɲ]|
|Parent range||Cuillin (outlier)|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 32|
Blà Bheinn (also known as Blaven), is a mountain on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is usually regarded as an outlier to the Black Cuillin. It is mainly composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineers and scramblers. The name "Blà Bheinn" is thought to mean "blue mountain", from a combination of Norse and Gaelic. Whereas blå in Modern Norwegian means "blue", the Old Norse word blá could, however, also refer to the colours blue-black and black.
The normal route of ascent for walkers is from the east. A path leaves the B8083 on the shores of Loch Slapin about 4 km after the village of Torrin. The path follows a burn, the Allt na Dunachie, into the corrie of Coire Uaigneich. From here a short steep route along the ridge leads to the summit. A small amount of scrambling is needed to reach the true top of the mountain.
The view from the summit is dominated by the Black Cuillin.
In Popular culture
- "Bla Bheinn". walkhighlands.co.uk. walkhighlands.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Fabian, D.J. (1989). The islands of Scotland including Skye. Scottish Mountaineering Trust. ISBN 0-907521-23-1.