Beinn nan Aighenan
|Beinn nan Aighenan|
View from the north of the summit ridge of Beinn nan Aighenan
|location||Highlands , Scotland|
|Notch height||343 m|
The Beinn nan Aighenan is a 960-meter-high mountain in the Scottish Highlands . Its Gaelic name can be translated as mountain of hinds . The mountain is in the Argyll and Bute Council Area and is classified as Munro and Marilyn .
To the east of Loch Etive , Beinn nan Aighenan lies in the sparsely populated mountain landscape west of Rannoch Moor, largely isolated from neighboring mountains at the upper end of Glen Kinglass . It is separated from the north end of Loch Etive by the mountain range that extends west from Loch Tulla , the western summit of which is Ben Starav . The connection to this as well as the Glas Bheinn Mhòr is made by a 600 meter high Bealach northwest of the Beinn nan Aighenan , which leads to the Bealachan Lochain Ghaineamhaich , which lies between Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr. To the east, a low watershed at the upper end of Glen Kinglass mediates the transition into the valley of the Abhainn Shira , the western tributary of Loch Tulla, over whose valley head the Beinn nan Aighenan rises. Especially the north side of the mountain is rocky and craggy penetrated, while the remaining sides are shaped more by flat sloping grassy slopes.
Due to its remote location, Beinn nan Aighenan can only be reached with a long march. Most Munro excavators combine an ascent of Beinn nan Aighenan with a tour to Ben Starav or Glas Bheinn Mhòr. The starting point is the former Coileitir farm in Glen Etive . The shortest possible ascent is the side valley of Allt nam Meirleach , which leads directly to Bealachan Lochain Ghaineamhaich between Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr. From there, the path leads south-east over another saddle to the north ridge of Beinn nan Aighenan and to the summit. The mountain can also be climbed from the south, but this requires very long hikes and is not possible without an overnight stay. From the west end of Loch Tulla there is a possibility of bivouacking in the valley of Abhainn Shira , alternatively access is possible from Taynuilt along the east bank of Loch Etive and through Glen Kinglass using the Bothy Narrachan .
- The Beinn nan Aighenan on walkhighlands.co.uk
- Der Beinn nan Aighenan on munromagic.com (English)
- Hill Bagging - the online version of the Database of British and Irish Hills: Beinn nan Aighenan (English)
- Beinn nan Aighenan at www.munromagic.com , accessed June 20, 2020