Corbetts starting with F
|Faochaig is a relatively remote mountain, surrounded on three sides (W, N and E) by steep craggy slopes and the easiest approach is from the S where the slopes are crag free and a path ascends from Carnach in Srath Duilleach. |
To the W Faochaig is attached by a ridge to Sron na Gaoithe (725m) offering a high level approach from Sguman Coinnitch .
|Farragon Hill and Meall Tairneachan are neighbouring Corbetts to the S of Loch Tummel and are usually climbed together.
Farragon Hill has a compact rocky summit at the intersection of four short ridges, NW, NE, SE, SW in the shape of a cross. The summit is very craggy, but there is a route through the crags on the SW side.
Access to Farragon Hill is normally from a hill track across Meall Tairneachan which comes within 1.5km of the summit. However a track from Netherton on Loch Tummel to Edradynate near Aberfeldy passes within 850m of the summit and offers alternative routes.
|Fraoch Bheinn is a "Y" shaped mountain with ridges, NNW, NNE and a long SSW ridge which slopes down to Strathan at the head of Loch Arkiag.
Fraoch Bheinn is surrounded by a network of paths connecting Glen Dessary to Glen Kingie, however the only vehicular access is to Strathan at the base its S ridge making this the logical ascent route.
Fraoch Bheinn is a rough rocky mountain and the S ridge is steep in places.
|Fraochaidh lies south of Beinn a' Bheithir , in the heart of the Appin forests. It consists of one long snaking ridge, primarily E-W but with the eastern end orientated NE. |
The upper parts of the N slopes are fairly craggy, but given the shape of the hill the best approaches are from Ballachulish to the NE end of the ridge, or from Duror through Glen Duror forest to the W end of the ridge.
The ridge walk offers few navigation difficulties, although the forest may as it has many tracks.
|Fuar Bheinn and its larger neighbour Creach Bheinn are the two highest tops on a horse-shoe ridge around Glen Galmadale.
Whilst it is possible to descend from the ridge from Maol Odhar at the head of the Glen, you will miss the views over Loch Linnhe and this should be considered an emergency descent only.
There are many granite outcrops, particularly on the E slopes, but no scrambling should be required in a traverse of the ridge.
|Fuar Tholl is the most southerly member of the Sgorr Ruadh Beainn Liath Mhor group and if you have the stamina it can be climbed together with these two Munros. |
A path from Achnasellach leads NW then N up the River Lair, and providing the river can be crossed (no bridge!) then a branch of this path will take you onto Bealach Mhoir below the crags of Fuar Tholl. A steep ascent can also be made through the corrie that lies to the E of Creag Mainnrichean.
If scrambling is not for you then an easy ascent can be made from Coulags via Carn Eididh but you will miss the grandeur of this mountain.