Beinn Maol Chaluim, from Glen Etive

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Beinn Maol Chaluim lies behind its great neighbour Bidean nam Bian and is thus hidden from Glencoe except for a glimpse from the village. The steep slopes of Bidean deter any walk linking the two mountains - instead Beinn Maol Chaluim is almost invariably climbed from Glen Etive. It gives a fairly short hillwalk, with rugged going lower down but crowned by the final ridge traverse with excellent views.


Pathless; wet and rough lower down but drier, rockier terrain higher up.

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Glen Etive road above Lochan Urr. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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