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Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Glen Affric]


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.
1005 m (3297 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.
128 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.
Findlay's hill

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Beinn Fhionnlaidh which overlooks Loch Mullardoch, is at the N end of a crescent shaped ridge of mountains enclosing Gleann a' Choilich.

There are no direct access routes to this mountain consequently it is best climbed with Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail.

The summit is a slightly elongated cone, which on its S face, links to Carn Eighe at Bealach Beag above Coire Lochain.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Glen Affric] include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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 Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Glen Affric].

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 Routes that include Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Glen Affric]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1994 m 32.05 km 10 hrs Carn Eighe, Mam Sodhail and Beinn Fhionnlaidh [Glen Affric]  Strenuous route with good approach path but some steep slopes to ascend.  

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John and Roy reach the summit

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail in the distance. Both still to be climbed. Came up from Loch Mullardoch. 26/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit cairn of Beinn Fhionnlaidh. 26/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me on summit,(4/9/10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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WILLIAM BISHOP on 15 May 2022
Tim Hayward on 15 May 2022

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 26, 2008
Im not aware of an easy way to reach this peak. I climbed it as the 3rd peak of the day after Sodhail and Eighe, returning over Sodhail and continuing along to its top Sgurr na Lapaich before dropping back down to Loch Affric. Taking a bike to Sgurr na Lapaich will definitely help on the return as you will cover the distance in about 10 - 15 mins because it is nearly all down hill. The effort needed to reach this hill is very worthwhile for the wonderful views and sense of remoteness.
Jon Pearson
wrote on
November 4, 2004
Need mental stamina for this - out on a limb on a fairly strenuous day around the highest mountains north of the Great Glen. Ended up coming down into Glen Affric in the dark

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