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Beinn nam Fuaran


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.
806 m (2644 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.
149 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.
Hill of the well

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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a' Chaisteil (Corbett) are sisters, on the E side of Gleann Ach' innis Chailein, connected by a col (545m), and are climbed as a pair.

Beinn nam Fuaran, the more northerly of the two, is a conical hill with some crags on its N and W slopes. The summit is steep sided but crag free, and is not difficult to ascend.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn nam Fuaran include
 Crags within 1km of 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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Ben Oss
by Metcheck
Beinn nam Fuaran Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn nam Fuaran.

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 Routes that include Beinn nam Fuaran
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1181 m 19.16 km 6 hrs Beinn a' Chaisteil [Auch] and Beinn nam Fuaran  Moderate route with some steep slopes but rock to traverse. Return route follows track which crosses river fords several times Not Yet Rated 

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3rd November 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

On the summit of Beinn nam Fuaran on 28/02/2011.

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

Stuart, Breac and Colin enjoying the afternoon sun. 15/04/10

© Sam Marshall

Image by Sam Marshall

David Peden, myself and Kevin summit Beinn nam Fuaran 07/03/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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James Corrigan
wrote on
March 10, 2012
Looking off the summit of Beinn a Chaisteil towards Beinn nam Fuaran leaves you in no doubt a lot of height will be lost and has to be reagined to get to summit of Fuaran.Having previusly done Beinn Odhar and Beinn Chaorach it did not seem so bad as some folk do the Auch 5 in one swipe.Regret was setting in that i had not done Cam Chreag from Beinn Chaorach last time but daylight and wind chill halted things that day.The ascent from Abhainn Ghlas is best done by following a broke fence most of the way, dodging peat bogs at the Bealach.Many hills start to come in to view as you gain Height from here up rocky ground with Beinn Dorain being very dramatic from this angle.Beinn Dothhaid and the distant view of the long ridge to Beinn Achaladair look superb as is the view out to Loch Lyon.Beinn Mhanach with its twin humps is is well seen.The next target Cam Creag ahead SE.Four of the Auch Corbetts ticked.One to go
Alex Bryce
wrote on
November 5, 2006
Ascended via the east ridge on my return to Bridge of Orchy after a public transport-powered assault on Beinn Heasgarnich. A line of fence posts lead up to the summit from the east. On descent traversed steep west flank slightly on the north/west side - straightforward but steep enough to require care under snow. Excellent viewpoint with panorama of local Bridge of Orchy Munros, Heasgarnich and Creag Mhor, local Corbetts and uninterrupted view down Loch Lyon.

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