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Name:Fraochaidh
Hill number:212
Height:879m / 2884ft
RHB Section:03B: Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA), Highland (UA)
Catchment:Creran, Catchment Boundaries, Linnhe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y,P500)
Grid ref:NN 02908 51703
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:551m
Col:328m  NN091540  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 384
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 215 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Unplanned Corbett revisit in passing on gorgeous spring pm. Back to Creran car parkRHW12/05/2018
From Glen Duror campsite, cycled up forestry tracks above SW side of glen to 012539, from where a steep and narrow vehicle track cuts through the spruce and debris onto open NW ridge. Unfortunately the bridge shown at 017538 no longer exists. Despite the hill's heathery name, it is mostly grass.Topographer5724/07/2017
44th Solo. From Ballachulish, follow path alongside River Laroch, cross near cairn and ascend S to gain ridge, follow undulating ridge to summit. Dry, clear, sunny, some cloud above tops, wind strength building during afternoon (strong gusts on top), snow from 400m, snow about 1ft deep but easier to move on than in Arrochar earlier in week. V cold. A good value winter ridge walk.RGibbs11/02/2017
Snow above 500m. Nice amount of snow on ridge made it hard going. Great views over to Ardgour.davechaffey10/11/2016
With M, long day from Ballachulish. Didn't find best route up to ridge. Tiring, quite blowy but dry. Finished just as getting dark, then cold. Fish and chips.douglas_easton09/10/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave08/07/2016
Fraochaidh from Ballachulishdavidpettit8404/06/2016
On the 2016 TGO Challengealistairpooler14/05/2016
CK SheilaS07/05/2016
From Ballachulish. Long walk in, after sitting in car waiting for heavy shower to finish. Pleasant until blasted by hail storms, had to shelter umpteen times. Heart sunk when I first saw summit, a long way to go. No views due to clouds. A very long way back!Jhimmy03/05/2016
Standard route from Ballachulish up Glean na Fiodh over the intervening tops. Very wet on steep grass slopes after all the recent rain. On way down passed a guy who had turned back at the lochan before the first summit because of the slippery conditions but it was not really that bad.dickscroop03/06/2015
Standard approach from Ballachulish. Boggy path and heathery slopes but great undulating ridge once on top. Not much snow. Sunny and light wind. Fantastic views to mull, cruachan, blackmount, glen etive, glencoe, mammores, glenfinnan and morvern, 7 hours.alexmaclennan10/03/2015
From Auchindarroch by track through Glen Duror, out of forest at 043541, and up on to ridgeGallovidian22/11/2013
From the bothy in Glen Duror then by the NW ridge to summit, returning the same way. 2 hrs 30 mins to reach summit.keithpostie08/09/2013
with pat up from glen duror on forestry tracks.robertphillips25/11/2012
selfdavidsbatty26/10/2012
felling operations nearby on way up. Mainly sunny but with biing winds. Hard slog to the summit. Brian's first sea eagle! Two black throated divers on lochan. First golden plover of the year near the top. 6 hours! (Fiona back to Aberdeen)gercal5313/04/2012
From road end car park - Glen CreranBLACKHILL13/04/2012
Walked from Ballachulish w Jenx, from NN080577 after tea at the Quarry cafe, good track to NN069548 where the Glen Creran path dissapears! Wet ascent to the ridge, which soon dries out to a great switchback to summit. Back same way.nordicstar23/07/2011
Route 41 on Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit27/05/2011
Alone, from Ballachuilish.Grinner11/04/2010
ran alone in a clockwise loop of 12 milestom smith22/03/2009
From Ballachulish with Martin66 & JC on a day which started off clear but rained later. Fortunately we got to the summit in decent time because it's a good walk & a nice peak. Used the path up to the Mam Uchdaich & then along the undulating ridge.NotReallyABagger21/09/2008
7 of 10: From Leitir Dhriseag.ChrisR12/09/2008
With DC, JC. Rain later in day.Martin6621/08/2008
Alone, early in morningSpudGunn04/06/2008
From Ballachulish by Gleann an FhiodhGallovidian17/03/2008
Solo tripInvicta1425/06/2003
Rhannadonmeister22/09/2002
100th CorbettIanHHill05/05/2002
Galltywenallt19/10/2001
Sunny spells, hot, unfit, hard going, good views.iangalbraith06/05/2001
KT Uisdean2511/11/2000
First of new millenium! - after two days of heavy rain and wind. From Duror to W.Aye Jimmy02/01/2000
Nice through walkgman09/09/1999
Solo. From Glen Creran through forest and climbing open ground above to reach the summit of area having spot height of 718m. I continued over point 671m to reach the summit of Fraochaidh. There were excellent views as the weather was good clear and bright although very cold. There was very little snow just patches on the highest parts, which were, however, hard. I descended the SSE ridge and then down to the banks of Allt Coire Mulrooney above the forest. I found a path (faint) through a tree break.pwbellarby24/01/1998
Glen Coe to Appin: Meall Mor, Sgorr a'Choise and Fraochaidh.Eddie20/05/1995
from L D. Final steep clamber up by fence stanchions to top at 13.15. At 4 hours of ascent must be one of the most demanding of the Corbetts. Loch Linnhe in magnificent view. At car 15 1/2 m, 8 hrs. S Africa playing at Lords for first time in 29 years bt England by 300 runs, England getting only 99 in 2nd innings.arranc24/07/1994
Ballachulish Track & path on W. side of R. Laroch Cairn SSW to Mam Uchdaich Follow ridge over a few knolls to the summit of Fraochaidh Down WNW/W/NW ridge to lochan (013529) N. through forest (not recommended) Forest track Footbridge (014541) Forest road to Duror. Bus back to Ballachulish. (Solo)gerrybowes15/02/1994
Ascended in clear conditions from Ballachulish via Gleann an Fhiodh and the east ridge. Returned the same way.JohnW22/07/1991
Corbett bagging: Stob Coire a' Chearcaill and Fraochaidh (two walks) RHW29/05/1991
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