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.


Stalkers' path through gorge initially, with dramatic plank bridge. 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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