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Ganu Mor (Foinaven)


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.
911 m (2988 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.
6 of 222 Corbetts
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 mountain (Big wedge)

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
  9   Cape Wrath, Durness & Scourie

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

Foinavon is a large complex mountain with steep stony and craggy slopes. This mountain has four tops connected by a long curving ridge and its E slopes are carved into three large corries.

To the W, Foinaven offers a seemingly impenetrable steep wall of rock and scree. However, the S slopes facing Meall Horn (Corbett) are broad and gentle offering an easy initial ascent from Bealach Horn to An t-Sail Mhor.

The traverse of the narrow ridges requires confident footwork and a head for exposure and should not be attempted by novices in wet, snowy or icy weather.

Hazards you may encounter on Ganu Mor include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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.
Picture Gallery for Ganu Mor

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Ganu Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ganu Mor.

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 Routes that include Ganu Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1621 m 29.15 km 8.5 hrs Ganu Mor  This is a long route on a serious mountain. Foinaven has a narrow ridge requiring a good head for heigths and steep stony slopes. Novices should not attempt this route in wet, snowy or icy conditions. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ganu Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Ganu Mor

On Ganu Mor: 23rd April 2011

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

On Foinaven (Ganu Mor) 24th May 2008

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Myself on the summit ridge 12/05/09

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett

On the top of Foinavon ridge - just north of point 869: 24th May 2008

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Recently Climbed By
Graham Neish on 09 Jun 2023

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Ganu Mor
by Alan Parker
Ganu Mor
by David McSporran
Ganu Mor
by Graham Gaw

Post a few words about Ganu Mor or read what others have had to say.

Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 1, 2007
18th June 2007. There is space for two cars to park on the A838 near the stream at 278543. There is also space north of the bridge at 285549. We crossed the Allt na Claise Carnaich and climbed a straightforward slope, grassy for much of the way, to Ceann Garbh. The western cairn of Ganu Mor is the higher of the two. We returned to Ceann Garbh and descended by the north-east ridge. It is steeper, with large outcrops of rock. It is important to keep well to the right to avoid extensive cliffs lower down. Between our two routes on Ceann Garbh there is a grassy gully which I have used before and looks easy to follow.

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