|Elevation||929 m (3,048 ft) |
|Prominence||862 m (2,828 ft) |
Ranked 19th in British Isles
|Parent peak||Sgurr Alasdair|
|English translation||Blue mountain|
|Language of name||Norse/Gaelic|
|Pronunciation||Scottish Gaelic: [ˈpl̪ˠaːveɲ]|
|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.