Beinn Fhada, from Morvich
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Beinn Fhada is a mountain of great bulk. Whilst it may lack the graceful ridges elsewhere in Kintail, an ascent reveals its true character and complexity, with some magnificent northern corries. The ascent route has a superb stalkers' path as far as the plateau, leading through dramatic scenery. The optional different descent route involves a narrower ridge and a short but a short bit of awkward scrambing (Grade 1).
A stalkers path gives a fairly straightforward route to the plateau, but crossing the plateau itself requires good navigation skills. The alternative descent involves a slabby scramble; in wet weather it should be avoided and the ascent route retraced.
Citilink buses from Glasgow and Inverness on A87 (request stop at drivers discretion).
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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