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Ainshval is one of the magnificent mountains that make up the Rum Cuillin. The normal route of ascent is part of the Cuillin traverse en route from Trallval to Sgurr nan Gillean. The scrambling on the north ridge can be avoided.

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Region: Isle of Rum

Altitude: 781 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Rum Cuillin traverse

Other routes and challenges

If not done as part of the classic traverse, Ainshval is rather remote. The quickest route would be to head along the coastline to Dibidil bothy. The ascent could then either be made up the south flank of Sgurr nan Gillean, or via the Bealach an Fhuarain.

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)

Users' walk reports for Ainshval

There are 445 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ainshval. They have contributed 17 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  28/07/2018  22 C2G1S1
  14/05/2012  13 C2G1
  26/08/2017  12 C2G1
  06/09/2014  11 C2G1
  07/07/2018  9 C2G1
  22/05/2016  9 C2G1
  19/05/2015  9 C2G1
  30/07/2018  8 C2G1
  22/04/2019  6 C4G1S3
  03/07/2018  6 C2G1
  11/08/2012  6 C2G1
  12/05/2011  6 C2G1S2
  24/05/2014  4 C2G1
  30/07/2016  2 C1G1
  26/06/2014  2 C1
  04/09/2010  1 C2
  03/04/1994  0 C2G1

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