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Fuar Tholl


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.
907 m (2975 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.
15 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.
Cold hole

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.

Fuar Tholl is the most southerly member of the Sgorr Ruadh (Munro) Beainn Liath Mhor (Munro) group and if you have the stamina it can be climbed together with these two Munros.

A path from Achnasellach leads NW then N up the River Lair, and providing the river can be crossed (no bridge!) then a branch of this path will take you onto Bealach Mhoir below the crags of Fuar Tholl. A steep ascent can also be made through the corrie that lies to the E of Creag Mainnrichean.

If scrambling is not for you then an easy ascent can be made from Coulags via Carn Eididh but you will miss the grandeur of this mountain.

Hazards you may encounter on Fuar Tholl include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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 Fuar Tholl

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Fuar Tholl Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Fuar Tholl.

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 Routes that include Fuar Tholl
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 888 m 11.22 km 4 hrs Fuar Tholl  Interesting route with scramble up impressive craggy N face. Consider climbing Sgorr Ruadh whilst you are here.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Fuar Tholl

 Baggers Gallery for Fuar Tholl

Myself and Alan Campbell at Summit Fuar Tholl 30/03/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at summit Fuar Tholl 06/05/2012.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Summit view, Nov 2011

© David Harbottle

Image by David Harbottle
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Fuar Tholl
by David McSporran
Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl
by Alasdair Cairns

Post a few words about Fuar Tholl or read what others have had to say.

Iain Mitchell
wrote on
August 30, 2009
Do this hill by train! The 5 hour gap gives you plenty of time. It's a great path up to the spot wher you normally leave it for the munro Sgorr Ruadh. At more or less the same spot you can leave the opposite way for the corrie which you use to climb Fuar tholl. At the bottom of the corrie you will pick up a path which takes you right up to the ridge and then it's a short stroll to the summit. Very nice hill. The station is a request stop so hold your hand out as if you are hailing a taxi and the train will stop. Fantastic!

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 03 Aug 2011 FuarTholl from Achnashellach; 29 July 2011. Roger Vander Steen Fuar Tholl Not Yet Rated
2 23 Mar 2013 Coulin Deer Forest Patrick Adamson Maol Chean-Dearg, Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl
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