Beinn Dearg, Torridon

Beinn Dearg, Torridon

Rugged Corbett mountain in Torridon

Just missing Munro height by centimetres, Beinn Dearg is mostly hidden from roadside view behind other higher Torridon mountains.

Beinn Dearg, Torridon

Meaningred mountain
ListsCorbetts, 2
Applecross, Coulin and Torridon
Grid RefNG895608
Lat/Lon57.58818, -5.52287

On Beinn Dearg's summit is in the middle of the mountain, where its ridge turns from east-west to north-south. On the summit sits a large cairn which was reputably built to ensure the highest point on the mountain reached above the 3000ft contour ! It was accurately re-measured in 2007 confirming its status as a Corbett !

Though Beinn Dearg lacks in height compared to its Torridon neighbours, it more than makes up for this with some fantastic and unique views to these taller peaks.

A direct ascent to Beinn Dearg's summit can be made from up its south-western flank from the Allt a' Bhealaich. This route is pathless, very steep and loose !

A much finer route can be made by traversing the mountain's crest, perhaps as a detour from Beinn Alligin.

Routes up Beinn Dearg

Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg

Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg are the most westerly of the Torridon Giants and not quite as large or complex as their higher neighbours Liathach and Beinn Eighe. A traverse across their mountain ridges makes for a fine introduction to scrambling on Scottish rock.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1250m (4100ft)
Distance : 10km (6m)
Time : 4:35hr

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