Bla Bheinn

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Bla Bheinn - or Blaven as it is often anglicised - stands apart from the rest of the Cuillin Ridge on Skye. Towering magnificently above Loch Slapin and with its hidden side even more spectacular, it is one of the finest mountains in Britain as well as one of the best viewpoints imaginable.

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Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 928 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Bla Bheinn via the normal route from Loch Slapin

Other routes and challenges

A classic alternative route is via the lengthy South Ridge which sweeps down towards Camasunary and offers stunning views throughout. Although the ridge itself is without any scrambling difficulty, it leads to the South Top, and descending from this to the bealach connecting with the main, north summit does involve a short but testing scrambling descent.

The Clach Glas - Bla Bheinn traverse is a classic route, but it is a rock-climb - graded 'Difficult', and beyond the scope of Walkhighlands' descriptions.

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Bla Bheinn



Users' walk reports for Bla Bheinn

There are 4761 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Bla Bheinn. They have contributed 92 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  24/8/13  33 M1
  1/1/17  21 M1G1
  22/7/13  21 M12
  18/6/18  20 M9
  18/9/15  18 M8
  29/3/14  15 M1
  18/4/15  14 M1
  13/5/16  12 M1
  30/3/12  12 M1
  28/11/16  10 M1
  7/6/13  10 M1
  11/6/11  8 M1
  27/5/16  7 M1
  6/9/13  7 M1
  4/7/19  6 M1
  1/4/17  6 M1
  18/8/13  6 M1
  13/1/13  6 M1
  10/8/09  6 M1
  22/11/19  5 M1
  21/9/19  5 M1
  18/8/18  5 M1
  12/7/18  5 M1
  3/3/17  5 M1
  14/8/16  5 M3C1
  1/5/16  5 M1
  30/5/14  5 M1
  29/7/10  5 M1
  13/7/18  4 M1
  11/10/16  4 M1
  23/5/14  4 M1
  29/5/19  3 M1
  9/7/18  3 M1
  7/6/18  3 M1
  20/4/16  3 M3
  16/5/15  3 M1
  29/7/10  3 M1
  22/2/06  3 M1
  30/8/18  2 M1
  26/8/18  2 M6
  8/5/17  2 M1
  5/6/16  2 M1
  31/5/14  2 M1
  18/8/13  2 M1
  29/4/13  2 M1
  27/5/12  2 M1
  18/9/11  2 M1
  3/8/20  1 M1
  31/5/18  1 M1
  20/4/16  1 M1
  17/10/15  1 M1
  25/5/14  1 M1
  29/7/12  1 M1
  11/6/12  1 M1
  21/5/12  1 M11
  14/5/12  1 M1
  4/6/11  1 M1
  15/2/11  1 M1
  23/7/10  1 M1
  9/6/10  1 M1
  7/5/10  1 M1
  17/9/94  1 M1
  30/9/19  0 M1
  25/5/18  0 M12
  1/10/16  0 M1
  19/8/15  0 M1
  18/4/15  0 M1
  19/10/14  0 M1
  19/10/13  0 M1
  22/8/13  0 M1
  18/8/13  0 M1
  12/8/13  0 M1
  31/5/13  0 M1
  26/5/13  0 M1
  29/9/12  0 M1
  7/7/12  0 M1
  10/5/12  0 M1
  14/9/11  0 M1
  21/7/11  0 M8
  21/6/11  0 M1
  14/6/11  0 M1
  13/7/10  0 M1
  8/7/10  0 M1
  11/6/10  0 M1
  15/9/09  0 M1
  21/7/09  0 M2C1G1
  16/5/09  0 M1
  24/9/08  0 M1
  31/5/08  0 M2
  4/1/08  0 M1
  3/9/07  0 M1
  5/7/90  0 M1

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