Name:Buidhe Bheinn
Hill number:713
Height:885.5m / 2905ft
SMC/RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
Topographical area:HW13 Mhaoraich-sgritheall
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain
Grid ref:NG 96338 09045
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:720.5m  NG 9680 1124  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414S
Observations:West Top (hill 715) at NG 95680 08745 is lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais & Buidhe Bheinn (final).doc
Comments:Marilyn relocated from hill 716 on 3 November 2012. See Database Notes
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Excellent views. Deep snowdrifts on top but soft enough not to be dangerous. Quick descent down S ridge and stalkers' path, car by 9pm.NorfolkPT2117/04/2024
Buidhe Bheinn from Glen Shiel with John. Started from layby near Malagain and followed track up to a small wooden bridge across to the W side of Allt Malagain. Followed path along Allt Malagain all the way up to around 400m and then lost path so headed straight up the rough steep hillside to Bealach Duibh Leach. Headed mostly W to Sgurr a Bhac Chaolais - formerly a corbett - and went over to the summit to check out the views across to Sgurr na Sgine. Then descrnded down to the undulating ridge across to Buidhe Bheinn - first heading SE, then SW, taking in some very steep descents and re-ascents. Finally reached summit with some great views over to Loch Hourn, the Kintail mountains and the Loch Quoich peaks. Returned back the same way we came. Very cold and icy day - the path was treacherous in parts, with snow above 700m. Total time 7h 5min.mproudfoot03/12/2023
Parking at Kinloch Hourn (NG948066). A difficult road for last mile. To Lodge, up thro woods and then NW up trench under power lines to high point, where stake marks start of stalkers tk. Up this and R at fork to marker cairn (NG955080). Then no FP through outcrops to Buidhe Bheinn W top. Knife edge ridge to Buidhe Bheinn then start of faint descent on W side of steep nose hard to identify. Easier on to Buidhe Bheinn N top then descent on W side of wall to walled mini-bealach, easy up to Cadha nam Bo Ruadha. Return to mini-bealach for rough grassy descent to Bealach Coire Sgoireadail. Stalkers path down Coire Sgoireadail hard to follow. Forded Allt Coire Sgoireadail at about NG965073. Uphill under the power lines for descent back through trees. Very rough, and slow going after aforementioned marker cairnIsbjorn30/09/2023
from Kinlochhourn with Jim and Alisdairjef15/08/2022
Solo. From the car park at Kinlochhourn to the lodge and up the track through the woods and along the pylons. Followed stalkers' path which goes a long way up Buidhe Bheinn West Top, then easily to the summit. A little bit of scrambling down the ridge towards the main top, then easily up to the main top. Returned down Coire Lair and the rather wet track to Loch Coire Shùbh. Beautiful Summer day with excellent visibility. By this ascent I have completed the ascents of all the Corbetts on the current list. When I originally completed the Corbetts, Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais and what is now called Buidhe Bheinn West Top were jointly the Corbett.pwbellarby12/08/2022
From Kinloch Hourn. Track up Cadha Mor, then excellent going up the north westerly of the stalkers' paths to 680m, then steeply up to the west top, rocky ridge to the main summit. Retraced steps to the car. Very warm, cloudless, calm weather, dreadful bugs high up, but fantastic views, inversion low cloud over the sea lochs. Cold apple juice + coffee at the tea room afterwards, bliss.Owen B25/08/2021
From Kinloch Hourn via Cadha Mor and NW top.quadbarrel30/06/2021
From Kinloch Hourm, Arnisdale track up to 250m, stalkers path to 700m then grassy gully up to west top. Rocky ridge to bealach then easily up to main summit. Descended smooth south face back down to 300m to pick up another path back down to Arnizdale track.Topographer5719/06/2021
From Glen Shiel - path to Bealach Duibh Leac, to Spur a Bhac Chaolais, along the very rugged ridge over Cadha nam Bo Ruadha then a scramble up the final ridge. Returned via the same route. Splendid route, character like the Rough Bounds. Very cold for May, but clear and with excellent visibilityRockdoctor02/05/2021
Climbed with Richard, clear and sunny day.amcculloch29/09/2020
From Kinlochhourn, via the stalkers tracks and west summit. Beautiful day after early mist. Scariest bit was the road down, steep and in quite poor condition.douglas_easton27/09/2020
6of6: From West Top.ChrisR10/10/2018
Left track at 9426/0792 onto path. Over West Top on way. Descended from Buidhe Bheinn via Coire Lair to 9657/0751duchally12/04/2018
From W top on circuit from Kinloch Hourn; main objective of day, Corbett relocated from Hill 716. Continued to N top and Cadha nam Bo Ruadha.Aye Jimmy05/07/2017
Awesome sunny morning. Started at 06.30 after sleeping in car. Really warm at 8!davechaffey27/05/2017
Circuit of Bhuidhe Bheinn and Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais from just N of Coireshubh. Set off along good path running high above Kinloch Hourn on a day with forecast heavy rain and thunderstorms (it turned out just a couple of showers and drizzle). Climbed roughly NNW (very steep) to reach Buidhe Bheinn West Top, then nice traverse to the Corbett, a couple of tops then Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais, descent to Bealach Duibh Leac via Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais East Top. Traverse to join path running back to start, camping close to a knoll in still midgy conditions.RobertP27/05/2017
Glen Shiel - Bealach Dubh Leac - Sgurr a'Bhac Chaloais - Buidhe Bheinn and return. Significant snow cover and mist together with significant ascent and re-ascents made this a challenging mid-winter route.benalder28411/02/2017
Ascended from Arnisdale via Beinn Clachach and Gleann Dubh Lochain. Traversed entire ridge round to Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais. Returned to Bealach Duibh Leac and down Stalker's path to Malagan.raffemeister23/10/2016
From Kinloch hourn. with mora, very very hot.BLACKHILL07/06/2016
From Kinlochhourn Lodge. Did SaBC before the Corbett was changed to BB.ngthack19/05/2016
Solo. From Glen Shiel.Dangerous Dave25/09/2015
stalkers path to 2200 greatAm Bodach01/11/2014
Morning ascent, getting windy on ridge by 11.00 and cloud approaching from east. Wonderful views even though hazyoatcake15/09/2014
BK. Kinloch Hourn to col (942079) then stalkers path to Buidhe Bheinn 879m West top & 885m East top then return. Fine mild clear & calm.Vin18/06/2014
NUFWAS Balmacara trip. With Houschild & Jon.Grinner29/05/2014
Solo trip; up the western of the two stalker's paths from Kinlochhourn, down by Coire Lair and the (wet!) track by the Allt Coire Sgoireadail to Coireshubh. Lovely day.Invicta1402/05/2014
with Sgine but old summit done not revised one!Dunlawyering01/08/2013
Long haul, lots of reascents. Hot, sunny, slight breeze, good views.iangalbraith21/07/2013
from kinlochourn.robertphillips21/07/2013
With Max Inwood. Ascent to Bealach Dubh Leac then onto Sgurr a Bhac Chaolais. Bumbled around the top and finally got onto ridge an then Beinn Buidhe. Snow underfoot and occasional driving snow. Good views when cleared. 7 hour round.alexmaclennan15/05/2013
two days after my final Munro and the exciting day of finally surveying Sa'BCh and Buidhe Bheinn, having been championing BB since various letters to OS in 95/96 about its height and eventually getting out of them that new Metric data was available but not yet on the map and that it was 885m. also included going over all the various tops including the SW top. The result was a great triumph to have BB reinstated as the Corbett and Marilynvegibagger05/09/2012
Coire Reidh horseshoe from Kinloch Hourn: Buidhe Bheinn - Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais - Sgurr na Sgine.davidpettit8426/08/2012
Circuit from Loch Coire Shubhrjf3520/07/2012
with Alex Thomson. supersedes Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais as the Corbett.davidsbatty12/04/2012
and 13/07/2011chrispine20/07/2010
From Coe road, up end of ridge track and onto first corbett. Good winter snows, stiff progress along ridge between summits. Back by reverse route.nordicstar04/04/2010
Alone. Out and back via Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais which I was subsequently to looseSpudGunn18/05/2009
CK SheilaS06/04/2009
R Richard Tait05/09/2006
fine rocky hill, lovely view. circuit acw from Coiresubh RHW01/08/2004
With Smithy from Glen Shiel. Followed path up to Bealach Duibh Leac & then up to top of Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais. Continued round fine ridge to twin summit of Buidhe Bheinn which was worth it for the walk never mind the fact that the Corbett was reassigned sometime later! Back to Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais & then on to Sgurr na Sgine & The Saddle by which point the Cluanie Curtain had descended. Dropped into the glen & back to the start.NotReallyABagger01/09/2003
With Slim Jim, S and the F.C.The Captain02/08/2002
From west top. 3/4 m to top. 300' drop, path very spasmodic, hazardous drop to south of vertical slabs and to top. 4 derisory stones in a pile on a boulder. Magic views.arranc13/07/2002
Buidhe Bheinn and top when disputed from Kinlochhourn.Eddie10/08/2001
KT HFB18/05/2001
MC JC DC. Climbed from Scottas in Inverie on the last day of a hot holiday week. Climbed directly on to Sgurr Coirenan Gobhar through deep undergrowth trees and sporadic cliffs. tough going. Great views from the summit to the Rough Bounds peaks and to the Ben which was still holding a lot of snow. Thought we could see Schiehallion?Martin6613/05/2001
With Linda Galanti, From Kinlochourn. Good path up above Loch Hourn and up to a misty summit Final Corbett againfergie06/05/2001