Beinn Iutharn Mhor from near Altanour

Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Long-ridge Munro in southern Cairngorms

Beinn Iutharn Mhor is a fairly complex Munro peak sitting at the head of Glen Ey, its crests and arms linking to other minor summits.

Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Meaningbig sharp-ridged mountain
ListsMunro, 88
LocationGlen Ey, Glen Ey to Glen Lochsie
Grid RefNO046793
Lat/Lon56.89481, -3.56818

In the rolling ground southwest of Braemar, Beinn Iutharn Mhor is a fairly complex mountain sitting at the head of Glen Ey. Beinn Iutharn Mhor's crests and shoulders stretch out above sloping corries and link to other minor summits, including the Munros of Carn Bhac and Carn an Righ.

After cycling down Glen Ey, a direct ascent of Beinn Iutharn Mhor can easily be made up its north-eastern shoulder. But with several other Munros surrounding Beinn Iutharn Mhor, perhaps it would be more worthwhile heading up from other directions to also hike over nearby Carn Bhac and Carn an Righ.

Routes up Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Glen Ey and Altanour Munros

From Inverey, a few miles west of Braemar, an 8km cycle south along a good track takes you to the ruins of Altanour Lodge. From here a circuit of 5 Munros can be bagged.

Peaks : 5 Munros

Ascent : 2050m (6730ft)
Distance : 40km (25m)
Time : 10:30hr

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