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Almost a Munro, Foinaven is - regardless of status - a truly magnificent mountain. A complex massive of narrow, shattered quartzite ridges, Foinaven gives a memorable expedition.
Altitude: 914 metres
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Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
The most usual route is to follow the track down into Strath Dionard from near Gualin House on the A838. The main ridge can be gained by a steep and rough climb. A faster - but steep - route back is down the north ridge, bypassing steep ground on the west side. These two routes are combined in the circuit above.
The classic, epic route is a complete traverse of the mountain, gaining the Bealach Horn initially by using the track and path from Lone on Loch Stack, and then traversing the ridge to reach Ganu Mòr - finished with a descent to Gualin House if transport can be arranged..
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Foinaven
There are 589 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Foinaven. They have contributed 22 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.