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Meall an Fhudair


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.
764 m (2506 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.
218 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.
Rounded hill of the gunpowder

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.

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  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

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

Meall an Fhudair (764m) is a rough hill with many rock outcrops and two main ridges. The first running ENE to Meall nan Caora where it branches NNW to the crags of Sgairneach Mor and ESE to Troisgeach (733m). The second is a broad boggy ridge running WSW to Trosgiche (500m).

Meall an Fhudair is accessible from the E via Troisgeach and Meall nan Caora or from the N via the hill track through Gleann nan Caorann.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall an Fhudair include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 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
by Met Office
Ben Oss
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Meall an Fhudair Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall an Fhudair.

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 Routes that include Meall an Fhudair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1050 m 15.47 km 5 hrs Meall an Fhudair  An ascent on moderate inclines on craggy slopes, followed by a traverse of moorland summit plateau requiring good navigation in poor visibility Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall an Fhudair

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Me at Summit 10/04/2010 on a lovely hot Day

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

My friends from Lylecraigs Hillwalking Club at the Cairn.

© donald brown

Image by donald brown

meall an fhudair on a no view day 13/06/09

© Jim Nicol

Image by Jim Nicol

Kevin (tooty) myself and Jack (the dug) on summit Meall an Fhudair. 16/11/08

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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James Corrigan
wrote on
March 10, 2012
Meall an Fhudair demonstrates the trashing of wild land by Humans dramatically.The area is littered with large pylons and radio masts.Views down Loch Lomond are also ruined by criss crossing pylons.Views out to Ben Lui ruined by pylons and hydro pipes scarring across Gleann nan Caorann.Only the presence of wind factories could ruin this once amazing area more than it currently is.The hill is gained by coming up from Glen Falloch Farm where there is room for 3 cars across the road.Climb the gate and follow the hydro track up.(Watch for the Catlle) Another steel gate is reached turn right here and strike directly up between Trosgeach and Meall nan Caora.Walk the bumpy rocky ridge for a mile and aim for a small Lochan where a small Cairn marks the top of Troisgeach.Descend, then regain height and get wet underfoot.There are plenty peat bogs to be dodged.Watch out for the large boulders perched in some odd positions.Ice Age stuff.A clear line is then seen to the top of Meall an Fhudair.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
July 4, 2007
Climbed with another workmate. A real slog - after the road junction there is no path and we had to pick our way up (steeply) to Troisgeach. Marion waited mid-way between it and Fhudair as I headed up to the summit (nice shelter cairn) and back down. Deciding that re-tracing our steps would be very tricky, we opted to head NW by Sgairneach Mor and onto the road, which eventualy took us back to the junction. Took a lot longer than planned.

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