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Fraochaidh

Corbett

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.
Altitude
879 m (2883 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.
NN02915170
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
52 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Heathery 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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

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

 Description
Fraochaidh lies south of Beinn a' Bheithir (Munro), in the heart of the Appin forests. It consists of one long snaking ridge, primarily E-W but with the eastern end orientated NE.

The upper parts of the N slopes are fairly craggy, but given the shape of the hill the best approaches are from Ballachulish to the NE end of the ridge, or from Duror through Glen Duror forest to the W end of the ridge.

The ridge walk offers few navigation difficulties, although the forest may as it has many tracks.

Hazards you may encounter on Fraochaidh include
 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.
Picture Gallery for Fraochaidh

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Bidean nan Bian
by Metcheck
Fraochaidh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Fraochaidh.

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 Routes that include Fraochaidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1322 m 19.41 km 6.5 hrs Fraochaidh  A long route with easy inclines.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Fraochaidh

 Baggers Gallery for Fraochaidh

Me at the summit of Fraochaidh on a lovely Novembers day 6/11/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

myself and Kevin on summit Fraochaidh 25/07/10. as usual the cloud blows in at the top

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
 
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Oliver Bartrum on 09 Jun 2017

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