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Sgurr Fiona (An Teallach)


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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.
1060 m (3477 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.
73 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.
White Peak (The forge)

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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  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

An Teallach is arguably Scotland's most beautiful and one of its most challenging mountains. The peaks of An Teallach are arranged in a semi-circle around Loch Toll an Lochain.

Sgurr Fiona lies to the NNW of the beautiful and challenging pinnacled ridge which includes Corrag Bhuide and Lord Berkely's Seat. Ascent routes are either from the col to Bidean a Ghlas Thuill (to the N) or via Corrag Bhuide from Sail Liath (to the SE).

This is a serious mountain for scramblers and those with a head for exposure.

The rock is largely red sandstone, which erodes to form smooth outlines with few cracks to provide hand or foot holds.Some of the scrambling can be bypassed but lower down and on sometimes exposed paths.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Fiona include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
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 Fiona
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1590 m 15.44 km 6 hrs Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill and Sgurr Fiona  An Teallach is a Scottish classic. The mountain is spectacular and the route is difficult, especially if you traverse all of the pinnacles. If you by-pass them then it is moderate with some exposure.  

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Me.mick,and danny on route to the summit on my 200th

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

I walked out of Fisherfield over An Teallach with full camping gear - a nice alternative to the track out to Corrie Hallie! (The rucksack is 30 years old)

© Hazel Strachan

Image by Hazel Strachan

Me and Stephen half way along the Pinnacles of Corrag Bhuidhe on a full clockwise traverse of An Teallach, great weather conditions.

© Keith Briggs

Image by Keith Briggs

Celebrating Completion of my round of the Munros: 9th JUne 2012

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill and Sgurr Fiona
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John Frew
wrote on
July 28, 2013
Well were do I start. First of all I would like to say a big thanks to my good friends Mick Smith & Danny Gemmel, We started the day from corrie hallie great weather walked up to the first top and we were met by a heard of wild goats after a bit to eat we went to the first summit of the day. Onwards and up and over the pinnacles to my 200th Munro. the views were breath taking on the way down toward the dundonald house we were met with a great sight of the waterfall and pool, with was shouting on us to dive in so we did and it was truly amazing after climbing 2 munros great day was had, thanks
Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
July 30, 2010
If you're a competent scrambler and know the route, I suspect the direct scramble is probably easier than the avoiding paths if the mist is thick. They are numerous, all look the same and some of them end impassably!
Alex Bryce
wrote on
April 18, 2009
Traversed "anti-clockwise". As for the pinnacles/scrambling bits, all difficulties can be avoided, though even the traverse path needs a head for heights. We did the pinnacles and L.B's seat with little problem on a calm day. We dropped off the crest a little before the last pinnacle on a little path that descends to the traverse path, but some of our party descended the last pinnacle direct and were caught out with some exposed down climbing - not recommended. I'd advise either do it clockwise, or drop off the crest just below the steep terminus of the southern-most pinnacle. Cracking views.
Jon Mace
wrote on
October 5, 2004
Super hill full of interest - warrants good weather, a full investigation and a camera. Feral goats in Toll an Lochain. Scrambling average except for end of Corraig Bhuidhe but by-pass path with care sandstone weathered to strange shapes and changes abruptly to white quartzite on glas mheall liath which is a superb approach route. So interesting, finally arrived back at Dundonnel by torch at 12.30 am!
Craig Coid
wrote on
August 23, 2003
Completed the round of An Teallach in 9 hours in high winds and no visibility- PICK A GOOD DAY! The Munros book says 5.5 hrs for this walk; don't be fooled, this is a long day and in poor visibility navigation can be difficult as there are many spurs which lead you out onto precipitous drops. The jewel of this mountain is undoubtably the pinnacles and LB's seat but we never even saw them, much less traversed, in the weather. Come off Bidean via Glas Thol and experience the stunning amphitheatre which it is. Also, ensure you stand on the chock stone for mandatory photo. A good day though.

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