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Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich


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.
954 m (3129 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.
209 of 282 Munros
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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.
Big grey hill of Fannaich

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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich is one of the group known as the Fannaichs, which lie to the N of Loch Fannich. It lies to the NE of the group and is connected to Sgurr Mor by its rocky SW ridge.

Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich has three other ridges all parallel running NE, only the most northerly has crags. Slopes are generally of moderate incline.

Normal ascent routes are from Sgurr Mor and from the A 835 road to the N via the corrie between the more northerly NE ridges.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich include
 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 Liath Mhor Fannaich.

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 Routes that include Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1198 m 19.43 km 6 hrs Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich], Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich and Meall a' Chrasgaidh  Moderate route.  

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Jorja (at the back) and her pal Maura taking a wee breather at the summit of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. August 2012.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

The fatigue was setting in by now 6th of 6 summits today, left the car at 1245am and now it is 1030am A day to remember though 20th June 2012

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Summit of Beinn Liath Fannaich 18.05.12

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Oscar on summit 4th summit,(10,10,10).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Craig Dunderdale
wrote on
August 3, 2008
I cycled in from Grudie(they don't let cars up the private road according to the gillie. Walked up from Fannich Lodge along the ridge of Creag a' Choire Riabhaich then onto the main Munro ridge, Up to Sgurr Mor, across bealach to Ben Liath Mhor Fannaich, return to bealach South to Meal Gorm and then onto An Coileachan descending South West back to cycle and return to Grudie. Fantastic weather it took about 8.5hrs and was 28 miles long in total. Great day out!

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