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Name:Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Hill number:826
Height:1004.7m / 3296ft
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Beauly
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NH 11563 28262
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:173m
Col:832m  NH116275  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 414N
Observations:rock c 12m SSE of cairn may be as high
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 424 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Mullardoch shore with Pam G, PamL and guide John King - SFMG. First of 5.Chris Blake30/07/2019
Club weekend staying at Strawberry cottage Completed Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Carn EigheJamesSDonald04/08/2018
5 completedFCMark24/06/2018
Track near Affric Lodge N, then W across moorland to Sgurr na Lapaich, along ridge via Mullach Cadha Rainich to Mam Sodhail, then N to Beinn Fhionnlaidh (contouring past Carn Eige on W side), via Stob Coire Lochan, returned over Carn Eige, then along E ridge over Stob a' Choire Dhomhain, Stob Coire Dhomhnuill, Sron Garbh, then descended to Gleann nam Fiadh to follow track out, but it was in such poor condition that I crossed the river and took the track S direct back to Affric Lodgekdbennett17/06/2018
From Glen Affric, Mam Sodhail, Carn Eige and Beinn Fhionnlaidh plus tops on route.rhalstead15/06/2018
Camped 2m W of Iron Lodge . Still a long day 10 hrs + but fine and sunny . With Paul.younggl30/04/2018
From Strawberry cottage, EMC meet. Over Mam Sodhail and Carn Eighe firstN.Morters30/04/2017
sclater16/09/2016
Day 1 of Mullardoch backpack.mikejacobs30/07/2016
TGOiansm14/05/2016
2nd time on this hill.clashcityrocker02/04/2016
Day 3 of Mullardoch roundvictimofmathema13/07/2015
On 3rd day of a 3-day backpack around the Mullardoch hills. Cloud on the summits. Didn't climb Stob Coire Lochan.alistairpooler13/07/2015
Third Munro of the day. Warm and sunny. Now onto the eastern Munros by descending southwest into the Glen to cross the river at NH097257. Easy.Play2End03/07/2015
Furthest point from car on a round of the Carn Eige Munros - 6.5 hrs to summit.chriswatson15/07/2014
Done as a part of a complete round of Mullardoch 12grahamzwilson28/06/2014
Traversed Carn Eige, cloud lifted to tease me and put me in disparaging mood at the ascent/descent and distance needed to bag this Munro and back to Carn Eige. Actually it wasnt too bad.Jhimmy22/06/2014
From Chisholme bridge,a long day taking in Carn Eige/Beinn Fhionnlaidh/Mam Sodhail. On own.MorecambeMonkey18/06/2014
With E & Al & Neilsons. Camping at heas of Loch Affric; walked to Coire Leachavie - and Carn Eighe, Mam Sodhal and Beinn Fhionnlaidh in that order. Same route on return, contouring past top. Good weather. 12 hours on hill.Norman Reid31/05/2014
3rd munro of day. Long ridge walk to it but not as high as 2 earlier summits. Contoured back to head of corrie on way back to tent. No short cut to tent found by us or reeds x 3.dave neilson31/05/2014
with dave, elspeth. norman and al after mam sodhail and carn eige from camp at loch affricmn2331/05/2014
ghaley30/05/2014
MY LAST MUNRO!!! From bivi just to south on summit where I ended a very long day yesterday (see Carn Eige)so I was on top in time to see the sunrise which managed to beat the slowly increasing cloud. Celebrated with a pork pie brought especially for the occasion and a whisky miniature. Also completed yesterday all Munro tops and I thought at the time all deleted tops though I subsequently found another 6 of these do. No phone signal so I could not phone my wife to get myself congratulated but I did pass two people on the way down and told them so that they could be the first to congratulate me - which they did. Due to very early start got down in fine weather with the strong wind and cloud which was to dominate later in the day just coming in. Finished in winter room of Glen SAffric SYHA before walking out to road.dickscroop30/09/2013
with Markgrimjimm24/08/2013
2nd of 5 w/Jim. Dropped down from Sodhail and followed the bypass path to skip Eighe...although this was soon lost in the poor visibility. A couple of ups and downs before you're out on Findlay but with zero views you don't see how much height you have to regain.bowzi24/08/2013
Climbed with An Socachmunromurph09/07/2013
After Cairn Eige, dumped the sacks at the col and strolled up. Lunched at Coire Lochan and walked out along the shore of Loch Mullardoch. As this was waist deep heather and rough terrain we were grateful that the water level was low so we could boulder hop along the shore, but in places we were forced back into the waist deep heather. Being very tired Mrs Mindlessflogger slipped whilst crossing a stream and got a soaking so we camped and finish the walk the next day. Ever since then no walk has been as rough as Loch Mullardoch.mindlessflogger09/06/2013
259th - Solo - round trip from Glen Affric YH, light rain initially then held off early afternoon, but winds built up with v strong gusts (80mph) followed by steady rain.RGibbs28/08/2012
round of mam sodhail, carn eighe and beinn fhionnlaidh, cycled from carpark to below an tudor beag path up to ridge line, in very hot sun.robertphillips27/05/2012
FANTASTIC DAY OUT WITH ALIjennygraham01/11/2011
SR triple Munro dayFrank14/08/2011
JimT11/06/2011
Hyperopic30/04/2011
Blisco22/04/2011
Tough day out doing all 5.akmilne20/04/2011
Solo.Dangerous Dave15/06/2010
Back in the 1980s, Pete my brother teased me about this- you're the bagger I'll relax here on Carn Eige. I was dismissive,but by 2010 it had to be bagged,just a few Munros to do.Easy enough but it seemed to take a long time; back, a contour route to Mam Sodhail went well and was surpisingly quick. An 11h day from the Glen Affric RE, but idyllic. Every minute a delight.pwheeler26/05/2010
By Self Well worth the walk out and back. Brilliant views of Skye bridge and Cuillinalanm30/05/2009
10 of 14: From Carn Eighe.ChrisR13/05/2009
2nd time.PGCE14/04/2009
This was fourth munro of the day, left rucksack in the coll, got to the top at about 18.20. Cloud had lifted, fantastic views along the loch, but didnt linger because had tent to set up and was vv tired.Miss Munro01/09/2008
With Jay. After this it was back down to the tent, walk to bikes at Iron Lodge, bike to car at Killilan, then back to Letterfearn for curry. Bit jaded.Colinmac200504/05/2008
Munro 220 2007 compleationancient brit23/08/2007
KeithByTheC27/07/2007
staying at Albeithe YH, anticlockwise traverse over An Socach Man Sodhail, Carn Eige, sub Murdo Munro top, up Beinn Fhionlaidh, then back down into valley and north to south along Mullach na Dhearagain, skirting SE across the corrie rim back to beallach east of An Socach and though tired, forcing myself to hoof it up to Murdo Stob Coire na Cloiche, because I knew I'd kick myself forever in the future if I didn't.vegibagger26/07/2007
Continued north on to the end of the ridge from the minor 'bump' in front of it. yorkie25/07/2007
Rob the Affric epic covering Toll Creagach, Tom a' Choinich, Mam Sodhall, Carn Eighe, Beinn Fionnlaidh. A 20 mile epic predominantly ridge walkingover grass and heather. Clear cold and windy intermittent rain. Remote landscape we left at 10.30 and descdavid.walker4001/07/2007
Solo. From car park at road end in Glen Affric. After ascending Creag Coire nan Each and Màm Sodhail I descended to the col with Carn Eighe and decided not to ascend Carn Eighe. Instead I started a gradual descent on the western flank and came across a small path, which I followed. It petered out. Ascended to the summit of Stob Coire Lochan. I continued, following a path up to the summit of Beinn Fhionnlaidh. I returned to Bealach Beag, the bealach between Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Stob Coire Lochan. I then contoured below Stob Coire Lochan and Carn Eighe, somewhat lower down on the west side than I was on the outward route. Went over the summit of Màm Sodhail again. By now it was raining and sleeting. Descended the path through Coire Leachavie.pwbellarby28/06/2007
3rdThearlaichdubh17/06/2007
CK SheilaS02/06/2007