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Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair


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.
1018 m (3339 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.
115 of 282 Munros
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.
Summit of the corrie of Mcfarquar

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair is a remote peak with boggy approaches. The mountain is steep sided with its summit in the form of a triangular pyramid.

It is linked to Sgurr Ban by its N ridge and from the col on this ridge, there are easy slopes to the path from Loch a' Bhraoin. It is also connected to Beinn Tarsuinn via Meal Garbh on its S ridge.

From Beinn Tarsuinn easy slopes lead to the path to Incheril at the E tip of Loch Fada. A third ridge leads SE to craggy Sgurr Dubh which form the E slopes of Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

Hazards you may encounter on Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

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 Routes that include Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2459 m 33.55 km 11 hrs Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban and Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe]  Long hard route to three remote peaks. The boulder strewn tops make for slow progress, but little scrambling required. Cycling will reduce the time required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

 Baggers Gallery for Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

Me and Oscar on top...3/6...3,6,12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Me on the summit of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair on 10/04/11

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

At the top of number 3 for the day, Mullah Coire Mhic Fhearchair

© Heather Shand

Image by Heather Shand

McMF ..summit on 9th august 2010....number 3

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
July 2, 2009
The Loch a'Bhraoin approach has much to commend it. An improved track by the loch-side helps a lot, and the slabs above Loch an Nid are spectacular (especially during a cloudburst - think Coruisk). But the east ridge, and the Sgurr Dubh pinnacles in particular, rate a special mention. They give a superbly exposed scramble with sound, adhesive rock and incut handholds everywhere. Pity it's not much longer! Plus, the Abhainn Loch an Nid is probably easier to wade than the Abhainn Loch na Sealga... (Just as cold, though.)
Alex Aikman
wrote on
June 5, 2008
Anyone who is thinking of "doing" the Fisherfield hills from the Corrie Hallie end should go now as the water level is unbelievably low making the crossing so much easier. Even the route across the Strath itself, which is normally a very boggy area, we found to be very easy going. However the downside to this is that there is very little water to be found at ridge level and although we had take what we thought was ample we ended up rationing our supply till we got a good stream coming off Beinn Tarsuinn.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 1, 2007
29th June 2007. We climbed this from the col with Sgurr Ban. The route is clear and not as difficult as it looks from a distance. We descended from the east top (981 m) by the broad but stony north-east ridge, then down the wider and more southerly of the two sets of sloping quartzite slabs. We followed the north shore of Loch a’ Bhraoin to the A832.

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