Beinn Eibhinn's summit from the east

Beinn Eibhinn

Munro peak at the western fringe of Alder Forest

Beinn Eibhinn is the most western Munro peak on the range of mountains lying between Alder and Laggan. Its summit ridge encirles a dark corrie that holds snow well into spring.


Beinn Eibhinn


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Height1103.2m
Prominence130m
Meaningdelightful hill
ListsMunro, 47
LocationAlder Forest, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN448734
Lat/Lon56.82593, -4.54491


Beinn Eibhinn is a 'delightful hill' with is summit ridge encircling little Lochan a'Charra Mhoir. It is a remote mountain and the most western Munro peak on a chain of mountains lying between Alder and Laggan.

Most hillwalkers will opt to include Beinn Eibhinn with the other peaks nearby, most likely coming up from Culra below Carn Dearg. Another possible route is to aim directly from Luiblea in Glen Spean, where fine estate tracks and stalkers paths lead up the Munro's north-western shoulder and give the opportunity to bag Beinn Eibhinn's Munro-Tops.

If planning to stay by Culra, best to camp as the bothy is currently closed due to asbestos being found in its construction.



Hillwalking routes up Beinn Eibhinn



1. Ben Alder 6 Munros hillwalking route »


One of the finest ways to reach Ben Alder is a cycle down Loch Ericht followed by a circular route from Culra Bothy. Lots to encounter - high plateaus, lochans, ridges, fantastic views - all while bagging 6 Munros !

Ascent : 2400m (7870ft)
Distance : 56km (35m)
Time : 11:5hr

2. Geal-Charn via the Lancet Edge »


There are four Munros in the group of peaks north of Culra Bothy, Carn Dearg, Geal-Charn, Aonach Beag and Beinn Eibhinn, all forming a linear ridge route. One of the most interesting routes up takes in the Lancet Edge, a narrow ridge heading up Geal-Charn.

Ascent : 1330m (4360ft)
Distance : 44km (27m)
Time : 6:30hr



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Beinn Eibhinn from the slopes of Beinn na LapBeinn Eibhinn from the slopes of Beinn na Lap
Beinn Eibhinn from the east in autumnBeinn Eibhinn from the east in autumn
Heading up Beinn Eibhinn's eastern shoulderHeading up Beinn Eibhinn's eastern shoulder
Looking back along Beinn Eibhinn's eastern ridgeLooking back along Beinn Eibhinn's eastern ridge
Looking from Beinn Eibhinn to Loch Ossian and Leum UilleimLooking from Beinn Eibhinn to Loch Ossian and Leum Uilleim
Beinn Eibhinn from the east in winterBeinn Eibhinn from the east in winter




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