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Sgurr Fuar-Thuill


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.
1049 m (3441 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.
82 of 282 Munros
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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.
Rocky peak of the cold hollow

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Sgurr Fuar-Thuill is one of four Munros on the N side of Glen Strathfarrar but is set apart from the other three. Sgurr Fuar-Thuill is central of three similar sized peaks on a ridge connected at its E end to Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais. To the N of the ridge are steep slopes close to the summits.

The E peak, Creag Ghorm a' Bhealaich (1049m), has a narrow steep sided and, in places, rocky S ridge, which becomes less steep below 600m. The W peak, Sgurr na' Fearstaig (1015m), has a winding S ridge with a steep and rocky E face.

The normal ascent is via the path by Allt Toll a' Mhuic which leads to the coll between Sgurr na' Fearstaig and Sgurr Fuar-Thuill.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Fuar-Thuill include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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.
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 Routes that include Sgurr Fuar-Thuill
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2010 m 52.32 km 14 hrs Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fuar-Thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe and Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]  Strenuous route but with good access path and rocky ridges. If the route is too long, then climb Sgurr Fhuar-Thuill alone as the other 3 can all be climbed from the path into Coire Mhuillidh..  

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John and Roy

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Top of Sgurr Fuar-Thuill in bad weather 10/7/16

© Deane Baker

Image by Deane Baker

James relaxing at summit while waiting for some views. They finally arrived after 1hr of waiting. 6/07/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Cloudy summit cairn of Sgurr Fhuar- Thuill. Waited 1hr to get some views and cloud to disperse. 6/07/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Philip Cheshire
wrote on
September 1, 2013
Take care to observe gate opening times; I get the impression they're strictly enforced. We walked West to East to take advantage of the prevailing wind but having done so I would recommend this. Sgurr Fuar-thuill and Sgurr a Choire Ghlais are the harder two hills being steeper and rockier and it gets them done early leaving an easier finish. However there really are no difficulties at all on this walk. We took 7 hours at comfortable pace for the off road section. Definitely recommend a bike or two cars so you can avoid the 6km yomp back along the tarmac to the start. A great day out!
Donald Macaulay
wrote on
September 21, 2009
Agree west to east best, good path most of the way round only at trig point on Sgurr a choir ghlais where head north east do you briefly lose the track. Moving fairly quickly took just over 5 hours to get back to the road 6km from start, so bike or second car useful. Beautiful glen.
Ronnie McAndrew
wrote on
June 1, 2008
Either take a bike to be left at the exit point or have two cars.The walk along the road is exhausting! Best to do the walk West To East. Although missing out of the views, the path on the walk in is excellent and the walk out is easier on the undefined path. The gate opened promptly at 9.00am, so always walking against the clock to make sure I wasn't left in with the sheep overnight!
john young
wrote on
July 24, 2005
Did this 23/7/05. We found the gate at Struy unlocked at 8 a.m. and were able to start the ascent at 8.23. A great path up to Sgurr Fuar-Thuill and a really good ridge walk thereafter. We had a bike at the far end to take us back to the car at Bruar Lodge. Some means of cutting out the road is essential to avoid a really long day. We were done in 9 hours and enjoyed down time on most summits. A top day.

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