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Fionn Bheinn


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.
933 m (3061 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.
246 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.
White 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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Fionn Bheinn is the only one of the Fannaich Hills to lie S of Loch Fannich, and consequently is climbed alone and from the S. The summit of Fionn Bheinn lies on the edge of a high corrie, Toll Mor, with steep craggy slopes. To the SW there are some very steep slopes which moderate to the N into Srath Chrombuill.

To the E are easier slopes from which three ridges run, E to Sail an Tuim Bhain where a path leads to Achnasheen, S to Creagan nan Laogh which is the main ascent route. A third ridge on the N slopes separates Toll Mor from Toll Beag runs NE towards Loch Fannich.

Hazards you may encounter on Fionn Bheinn include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
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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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Fionn Bheinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Fionn Bheinn.

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 Routes that include Fionn Bheinn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 833 m 12.29 km 4 hrs Fionn Bheinn  Easy route to a solitary Munro.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Fionn Bheinn

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Molly, ears flapping in the stiff breeze, in what was turning into a whiteout at the summit of Fionn Bheinn. January 2012.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Myself and Fern having a bad hair day on Fionn Bheinn 27th Feb 2011

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

on fionn bheinn looking north

© John Henderson

Image by John Henderson

Paul and Jack showing their excellent taste in subtle t-shirts. More serious were the clouds of midges that inhabited the summit - global warming or what?

© Paul Buchanan

Image by Paul Buchanan
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Gerard Horstman
wrote on
May 23, 2012
Took the cicerone guide ascent which I do not recommend to others. It's a dull ascent through peat and grass. No view of your goal (maybe the weather conditions contributed to that). At the summit only storm and mist with rarely a view down or around. The descend over the more northerly ridge made it all worthwhile due to clearing weather.
Andrew Prentice
wrote on
April 28, 2012
The views if the cloud cover is above summits are excellent. Ben Wyvis in the East, Fannichs to the North moving round An Teallach, Fisherfield, Slioch, Torridon and a plethora of hills to the South. Really enjoyable day. As to the route East and the path through the woods. There are now newish gates through the deer fences so they pose no problem. Follow the wall from the main ridge East until the clear path drops South towards the trees. In the trees there were a couple of fallen trees across the path, the trees have overgrown the path a bit and the paths boggy in places. Passable though.
Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
December 31, 2008
I'm with Martin on this one. Ladhar Bheinn it ain't, admittedly, but it gives tremendous views for very little effort.
Martin Joyce
wrote on
May 18, 2008
I loved this hill - so green, soft and bouncy after all that barren rocky stuff in Glen Torridon. It also has a very beautiful, lonely trig point.
Alan White
wrote on
July 30, 2007
If coming down east side towards wood be aware that streams are ravine like and difficult to cross nearer the wood if in spate. Also if you come down path through the wood you will encounter a robust deer fence on the South side-better to traverse westward as soon as you leave trees.

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