Bla Bheinn

Summary for Bla Bheinn

Bla Bheinn is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Islands as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as The Isle of Skye )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
928 metres / 3045 feetNG529217blaavinBlue mountian
LocationAccess
The IslandsJohn Muir Trust, tel: 0131 55401144
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Blaven is a quite magnificent mountain and most southerly and highest of a group of hills sometimes referred to as the Cuillin Out-liners which is a group of hills which links with the Red Cuillin to form a more or less continuous chain of hills stretching from the southern tip of Straithaird to Sligachan.

The summit of Blaven has twin summits which are 300 metres apart with south-western being a top status and only a couple of metres lowers than the main summit which is linked by a narrow linking col situated at the head of the Great Scree Gully and Willink's Gully.  The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide (The Islands of Scotland including Skye) describes the way down to this col as a '15m step down'. This is out of bounds unless you like exposre etc.

Usual access is from the eastern side which is accessible from the Broadford - Elgol road at the head of Loch Slapin starting the climb at the Allt na Dunaiche,  then up the Coire Uaigneich to reach a small lochan. At around 600m you hit scree & rock, then some simple scambling to reach the summit.

Blaven stands in the Strathaird Estate, owned and managed since 1994 by the John Muir Trust.

Bla Bhein has absolutely wonderful view acrross Skye and the Cuillins and arguably has the best view on the whole of the Isle.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Bla Bheinn is Twenty-Seven

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