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Sgurr Fhuaran

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Sgurr Fhuaran is the central and highest peak of the renowned Five Sisters of Kintail. A perfect cone, its west ridge is perhaps the longest continuous ascent route in Scotland - but usually Sgurr Fhuaran is approached over its neighbours.

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Region: Kintail

Altitude: 1067 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Five Sisters of Kintail traverse

Other routes and challenges

If not completing the classic ridgewalk given above, it is possible to ascend and / or descent the west ridge of Sgurr Fhuaran. The going is straightforward but punishingly steep for almost 1000m in height. An alternative is the east ridge from Gleann Lichd house; this narrow ridge looks very tempting from afar but the more remote start means it sees few people.

The traverse of the Five Sisters is a long and demanding walk in its own right; the super-fit may attempt to extend it by also including the three further Munros of the Brothers ridge, and perhaps even Ciste Dhubh as well.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Kintail Hotels

Kintail B&B

Kintail Cottages

Kintail Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Sgurr Fhuaran

There are 2447 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Sgurr Fhuaran. They have contributed 53 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
  29/06/2014  24 M9
  15/07/2013  24 M12
  10/09/2011  17 M6
  21/09/2012  13 M9
  31/03/2012  13 M3
  31/03/2012  11 M3
  20/09/2014  10 M6
  09/07/2013  9 M12
  09/05/2013  9 M11
  24/10/2016  8 M3
  31/03/2012  8 M3
  25/08/2011  8 M3
  26/05/2012  7 M3
  13/10/2014  6 M6
  07/10/2012  6 M3
  17/05/2014  5 M6
  20/03/2013  5 M3
  31/03/2012  5 M6
  05/02/2012  5 M3
  01/05/2015  4 M6
  07/06/2014  4 M3
  31/03/2012  4 M3
  01/06/2016  3 M3
  10/06/2015  3 M8
  22/09/2013  3 M7
  15/09/2012  3 M3
  29/07/2011  3 M7
  24/06/2017  2 M3
  11/09/2015  2 M3
  29/05/2014  2 M3
  26/08/2012  2 M3
  04/05/2012  2 M10
  14/04/2012  2 M6
  30/07/2011  2 M7
  17/09/2016  1 M6
  15/08/2015  1 M6
  02/05/2015  1 M3
  30/09/2013  1 M3
  14/08/2012  1 M3
  17/07/2012  1 M7C1
  04/05/2012  1 M3
  26/04/2011  1 M7C1
  15/05/2010  1 M3
  15/04/2017  0 M3
  22/08/2015  0 M7
  10/08/2014  0 M3
  12/10/2013  0 M4
  01/10/2013  0 M3
  09/08/2013  0 M3
  04/07/2011  0 M6
  29/08/2010  0 M3
  27/03/2010  0 M3
  01/06/2008  0 M3

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