Beinn Mhic Chasgaig, Glen Etive

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Though dwarfed by the higher peaks around it, Beinn Mhic Chasgaig concedes nothing to its grander neighbours. This very steep hill is well defended by craggy slopes. The ascent here approaches along a dramatic gorge. The route involves a crossing of the Allt Coire Ghiubhasan which may be impossible in spate.


Stalkers' path through gorge initially. Burn crossing is impassable in spate (or even with moderate rains). The hill itself involves extremely steep going on often slippery slopes.

Public Transport

There is no public transport down Glen Etive.


Small layby near Alltchaorunn bridge, Glen Etive. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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