Beinn Eighe from Coiire Mhic Fhearchair

Beinn Eighe in Torridon

Hillwalking routes on the Munros Spidean Coire nan Clach & Ruadh-stac Mor

Beinn Eighe is a vast mountain, its crests and summits almost entirely made of quartzite. The mountain boasts 7 peaks, two of which are afforded Munro status. When viewed from the Glen Torridon, Beinn Eighe south facing slopes appear as a uniformed wall of scree, however the northern side of this mountain is complex with corries pushing out on a grand scale.

The most dramatic feature is Coire Mhic Fhearchair - a spectaular amphitheatre with the famed Triple Buttress.

Main route summary

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
The 'Main route' described here is simply is the quickest and most direct way to bag the two Munro summits, which therefore allows time in the day for more Munro-bagging on Liathach or Beinn Alligin.

Listed in the 'Alternative Routes' below are longer routes which include a visit to the stunning Coire Mhic Fhearchair and some entertaining scrambling which can be enjoyed on Sail Mhor and the Black Carls on Sgur nan Fhir Duibhe.

Try and take some time to explore and enjoy this huge mountain !

Munros Spidean Coire nan Clach (993m, Munro 150)
Ruadh-stac Mor (1010m, Munro 120)
Corbetts Meall a'Ghuibhais* (886m)
Ruadh-stac Beag* (896m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1250m (4,100ft)
Distance       11km (7m)
Time walk : 4:50hr*, run : 2:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   2km east of Liathach car-park
(grid ref : NG97757)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Beinn Eighe : 'file hill'
Ruadh-stac Mhor/Beag : 'big/little red conical peak'
Spidean Coire nan Clach : 'peak of the corrie of stones'
Meall a'Ghiubhais : 'hill of the fir tree'

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