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Though much lesser known than the neighbouring, celebrated peak of Foinaven, Arkle has a fine, curving ridge of shattered quartzite and is a very worthy mountain in its own right.
Altitude: 787 metres
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Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
The route along the ridge from the SE is the only one avoiding the fearsome scree slopes on the flanks of the mountain. It could be climbed as a detour on an epic through walk including a traverse of Foinaven.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Arkle
There are 929 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Arkle. They have contributed 26 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.