Beinn Eighe (Ruadh Stack Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach)

Summary for Beinn Eighe (Ruadh Stack Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach)

Beinn Eighe (Ruadh Stack Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach) is a route in “The Torridon” region / range which is located in the Coulin and Torridon area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 9:04 am
Sunset 3:29 pm
6 hours 24 minutes(s) daylight
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17 km/ 10.56 miles1180 m/ 3871.39 ft6 hours
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Beinn Eighe is a spectacular range of mountains which form a high ridge with the two munros standing on the western end.

From the A896 road a good path leads northeast, north by the Allt a' Choire Dhuibh Mhoir slowly gaining height around the eastern flanks of Liaithach through Coire Dubh Mor, then countouring around Sail Mhor. The approach to the corrie is full of anticipation and needless to say you are not disappointed on arrival, the entrance to Coire Mhic Fearchair is, quite simply, stunning even in bad weather.

Then a the fantastic scramble up the far slope onto the ridge bagging of Ruadh Stac Mor we and taking in the relic plane wreck quietly and across the rather daunting looking ridge linking the route over to the far Benin Eighe ridge and onto the final munro Spidean Coire nan Clach.

The simplest descent to the road is through Coire an Laogh quite easy going along the upper part of Allt Coire an Laoigh on a good path. The path eventually leads down a couple of km from the car park.

Route points for Beinn Eighe (Ruadh Stack Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach)

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG9569568260° ENE0.16 (0.16)Start form the car park at the foot of Coire Dubh Mòr
NG95945715333° NNW0.61 (0.77)The good path leads northeast then north gaining heigh steadily
NG93335940343° NNW0.46 (1.23)At the top of the pass take the less obvious path northwest skirting around Sail Mhor
NG93016024358° N0.6 (1.83)Follow path right around to reach Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair
NG9385610031° NNE0.16 (1.99)Cross the burn below the loch that lies beneath the massive triple buttress of Coinneach Mhor
NG93946113102° ESE0.26 (2.25)Past another two pools and head for the south east end of the corrie where col is at it's lowest
NG94866035100° E0.24 (2.49)Climb steeply onto col between Ruadh-stac Mor and Coinneach Mhor
NG9509602912° NNE0.38 (2.87)Once on the col (868) head along the ridge to reach the summit
NG95066112162° SSE0.48 (3.35)The summit Beinn Eighe - Ruadh-stac Mor - 1010 ( metres)
NG95196065192° SSW0.38 (3.73)Return back to the col
NG95096029190° S0.21 (3.94)From col climb eastern peak of Coinneach Mor marked with a cairn
NG95046008135° SE0.45 (4.39)head south-west along broad shoulder where the path insn't obvoius for a while
NG9577594682° E0.33 (4.72)Pass a small cairn and onto a minor top
NG9610594966° ENE0.36 (5.08)Climb ridge passing trig point at 972m summit is 977m
NG9653597497° E0.09 (5.17)The summit Spidean Coire nan Clach - 993 ( metres)
NG96625973234° SW0.21 (5.38)Return to the 972 point where descent can be made
NG96445962159° SSE0.3 (5.68)From trig point 972 decend via Coire an Laogh
NG96615918100° E0.74 (6.42)Descend steeply down to the road
NG97515850165° SSE0.72 (7.14)Return to car park
Munros covered on Beinn Eighe (Ruadh Stack Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach)
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
120 1010 Beinn Eighe - Ruadh-stac Mor Big red stack (File Mountain) Bine Ehey;Roower Stack More
150 993 Spidean Coire nan Clach Peak of the corrie of stones Speedyan Korrer Nern Klach