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Biod an Fhithich


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.
644 m (2112 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.
182 of 222 Grahams
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.
Point of the Raven

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.

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

Biod an Fhithich rises steeply from the road on the S side of Glen Shiel.

Its main feature is a long narrow N ridge which runs all the way down to Shiel Bridge.

Biod an Fhithich is actually a north-easterly continuation of the Forcan Ridge which is used as an ascent route to the Munro The Saddle. Indeed most walkers intent on climbing The Saddle will have passed the summit of Biod an Fhithich by a mere few hundred metres to the S.

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 Biod an Fhithich

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Biod an Fhithich Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Biod an Fhithich
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
4.3 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
For information on camping visit
ScottishCamping.com who also produce
a map of scottish camp grounds.
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Fantastic, heated, 2-4 berth campervans for hire

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Biod an Fhithich.

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 Routes that include Biod an Fhithich

We currently have no routes listed for Biod an Fhithich.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

Submitting a GPX tracklog for this Graham will allow us to speed up the route authoring process.


Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Biod an Fhithich

 Baggers Gallery for Biod an Fhithich

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Take a picture of you/your friends at the top of Biod an Fhithich and you can display it here.

The logging section stores any entries for Biod an Fhithich in your own log. From here you can
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Recently Climbed By
John Morrison on 12 May 2018

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Biod an Fhithich
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Biod an Fhithich or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
June 8, 2010
It is well worth the 20 minute diversion to go to the top of this peak when on your way to the more recognised Saddle. It offers a very pleasant view of Loch Duich and of its interesting north west ridge. It is a simple climb to the top from the plateau before the main ascent of The Saddle begins.

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