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Sgurr Fhuaran


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1067 m (3500 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
70 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Rocky peak of the wolf

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Sgurr Fhuaran is one of three Munros in a group of peaks on the N Glen Shiel ridge known as the "Five Sisters". The three Munros enclose Coire Domain to the E and to the W form the steep and rocky towering NE wall of Glen Shiel.

The main bulk of Sgurr Fhuaran lies to the E of the summit where its long and craggy E ridge and shorter and craggier NE ridge project into Gleann Lichd.

To the WNW a long ridge with fairly steep and rocky slopes offers a descent route for those not intending to complete the Five Sisters. Sgurr Fhuaran is connected to Sgurr na Carnach by its short steep S ridge and to Sgurr nan Saighead (929m, but not a Munro) by its steep narrow N ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Fhuaran include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Fhuaran.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Fhuaran
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1809 m 20.24 km 7.5 hrs Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe and Sgurr na Carnach  A moderate to strenuous route on the "Five Sisters of Kintail" involving some relatively easy scrambling. This is a classic route.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Fhuaran

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Fhuaran

Ian and Margo on summit 2/5/10

© Ian Moncur

Image by Ian Moncur

Graham on Sgurr Fhuaran, 5th June 2009.

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Joanne at the top of the big sister, Sgurr Fhuaran, on 5th June 2009.

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen

Sgurr Fhuaran on 20th march 2009 absolute stunner of a day!!

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Elliott Harbottle
wrote on
April 14, 2009
I am sure everyone except me knew this but the footbridge marked on the os map and mentioned in the mm route just down from Sheil Bridge is uncrossable and has been boarded up and has warning signs. I headed south east to find a crossing point with no success and ended up getting wet before slogging up the main Sgurr Fhuaran ridge
Donny McKie
wrote on
December 3, 2006
Absolutely loved every minute of this climb. Well, almost - the initial ascent was brutally steep and very long and since we descended directly from the 3rd munro, our knees have never been the same since. This was the most unpleasant descent I have ever had - steep, unrelenting and neverending. That said, the ridge walk was magnificent, extremelly enjoyable and the views stretched across an enormous portion of Scotland. Fantastic!
Victor Young
wrote on
April 10, 2005
We parked at Morvich and took the Land Rover track into Glen Licht and enjoyed the not so familiar views of The Five Sisters. This is a wonderful and under used route and Yvonne and myself highly recommend it. You will come to an old cottage which i believe is used by Mountain Rescue Crews which is your queue to turn right up an obvious well trodden path up steep ground to the bealach between Sailaig and Ciste Duibhe. Turn right and enjoy a great ride walk ! We completed Sgurr Fhuaran but a late start forced us straight down a "very" steep decent a few metres from its summit to the A87. STEEP !

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 29 Apr 2011 5 Sisters George Dyball Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach and Sgurr Fhuaran Not Yet Rated
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