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Name:Am Faochagach
Hill number:1066
Height:953m / 3127ft
RHB Section:15A: Loch Broom to Strath Oykel
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Cromarty, Catchment Boundaries, Dornoch
Watershed:Dornoch Firth, Inner Moray Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NH 30364 79360
Summit feature:cairn
Col:586m  NH293823  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 20
(1:25k) 436N 436S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 485 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Normal route from west end of Loch Glascarnoch. Rivercrossing knee deep despite recent dry weatherClive G10/05/2019
MMC Durness WE. With Ron Dorn, Rob Wight and Nick Harrington. Followed WH routeto top and back. Freezing cold river crossing second time around. Hailstones and light snow on top. Cold wind and driving rain froze us o way back. 5 hoursalexmaclennan09/05/2019
Solo trip. Easy in prolonged dry spell. The Beinn Dearg group looks stunning from this side.Invicta1402/07/2018
First of trip. with Tashpigerg06/06/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac06/06/2018
Gmc wit weekend me and Pete Man 5 hours ish. River was low big was dry. jps66627/05/2018
From Dirrie Mor, lovely sunny dry day with easy river crossingCapt Malbec19/05/2018
Long boggy trudge from the main road.liljonb26/03/2018
Solo on a cracking sunny day - all the showers missed me to the south. River high and fast after the recent rain - crossed in waders at the wee island near the loch. Straightforward. Nice easy walking hill with superb views, particularly of the corrie to the west (Creag a Choire Ghranda). Well worth the trip. NOTE the wee ditches near to the carpark are VERY deep - must be jumped. I thought i'd wade across as i had the waders on and went in chest deep.highlandchief05/08/2017
With Patrick and Fergus. River was very dry. No water in the first part of the crossing and managed stepping stones over the 2nd part. Didnt see another soul all day. Fantastic time with the boys.MoragElizabeth29/07/2017
From parking on A835, crossed Abhainn a'Gharbhrain a near NH280754, followed track E of Allt na h-Uidhe to ridge, then along to summitkdbennett11/07/2017
Climbed after a nice night's stay at the Loch Maree Hotel (where cyclists doing the Celtman super triathlon streamed past early). Tricky stream crossing and cloudy and wet on top. Done with Maggie, Sam and Roy.dave neilson17/06/2017
With Sam Roy and Dave (Liz shopping) Wind and rain after a mild start. Soaked through. Managed to cross the the river easily enough tho it's deep!mn2317/06/2017
With M,D and Roy, heavy rain, river quite deep.Rodge17/06/2017
Tom, DuncanChris Blake29/05/2017
Solo walk from the weather station. Lots of rain so had to cross river by the outlet of the loch.mikejacobs04/08/2016
With Tony, sun! with cool breeze on tops. River crossing no problem, ascended via Meallan a Butha for views and breeze to keep flies away! Saw deer with fawn, mountain hare. T returned via Tom Ban Mor etc down to Aultguish Inn (final 1.5h boggy plodge) whilst I went down along main route by stream, stopping for a welcome dip on the way.zoob31/05/2016
Beautiful cold clear day. Burns almost empty as everything frozen so no problems below the mountain. Snow soft at times but easy going on the topyounggl15/02/2016
Easyish bag. Fairly boggy. Makes no real difference to cross upstream or down, your feet will still get wet.Jhimmy05/07/2015
Crossing the river was no problem. Mild and clear summit. Feel optimistic about the YES/NO vote!Play2End12/09/2014
Solo, 1. Parked up at Black Bridge and cycled in to Lodge. Was asked to avoid the route from the dam and instead use the ATV track behind the lodge, very wet. Snow and driving winds with no shelter up top, touched cairn and back the way I came. 27.9km, 1000m, 7hr20.bowzi20/01/2014
Solo. From Black Bridge followed track to Strathvaich Lodge. Then on track that goes towards Am Faochagach. Deviated from track to summits of Meall Coire nan Laogh, Tom Bàn Mòr and Sron Liath. Reached the summit of Am Faochagach and returned down track.pwbellarby21/10/2013
Long walk from Glascarnoch Dam. Very windy but dry. Staying at Forest Way bunkhouse outside Ullapool with George Murray, andy Bennett, Diane Izatt and friendsmunromurph04/08/2013
Route via Loch Coire Lair and Cnoc na h-Iolaire.clashcityrocker07/07/2013
Up track from Strathvaig Lodge in awful weather. Wet, wet,wet!!chriswatson23/06/2013
Solo trip from Black Bridge.Loz_mck21/09/2012
boggy approach,easy climbed with jim on was to ullapoolgeoffreybbb24/07/2012
Climbed from A835, had fun cross the river.rhalstead01/07/2012
munro bagging end of loch waded river up to top.robertphillips30/06/2012
2nd ascent nice and dry!dmckeith10/06/2012
Last hill in 3 lovely days of bagging. A bit boggy but easy enough.akmilne23/05/2012
A peak I will never return to. Had to cross a river and bought some scandals for it. Freezing. Ice on side of loch. Tootsies cold and took ages to reacquaint themselves with capillaries. Walk up monotonous. Did a graham near Balquidder and meet a walker who stated that this munro was his favourite. Both Martin and myself thought he must have hit his head. A bland pimple amongst greats. Company: Martin I wish I had bought scandals and a towel Stewart. Can I borrow yours.iandesbottes13/02/2012
With Stuart & MichelleJamesSDonald01/10/2011
From Strath Vaich neil hutton31/05/2011
with Jamie and Ben-Jivegibagger28/05/2011
Day two starting from the Dirrie Mor. Weather clear again. Uneventful walk with a few parties on the hill.gercal5327/06/2010
Solo.Dangerous Dave11/05/2010
From A835: Bridge at 280740.ChrisR04/12/2009
Climbed with Richard - excellent vis. Bit of wind but nothing severe.amcculloch31/08/2009
176th - Allan - from the Black Bridge on the A835, cool and overcast with some light rain. Straightforward bit boggy lower down. Again none about for 3rd day in a row.RGibbs31/08/2009
in mistoatcake07/07/2009
On holiday, forgot wellies, bought a pair to share with Liz, river crossing ok, very low, wellies not needed! Warm, sunny spells and good views.iangalbraith02/06/2009
Round of Beinn Dearg, Cona' Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala, Seana Bhraigh and Am Faochagach from the west end of Loch Glascarnoch. Day 26 of 59 for all Munros. 38km, +/-2400m, 12 hours.PGCE14/05/2009
second ascent in winter conditions, streams frozen over, but thaw starting. nice windy summitrum doodle 14/02/2009
Short day's walk with Lucy - River crossings challengingbarnz4821/07/2008