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Name:Gulvain [Gaor Bheinn]
Hill number:773
Height:987m / 3238ft
RHB Section:10D: Mallaig to Fort William
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Eil, Catchment Boundaries, Lochy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 00272 87565
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:145m  NM889895  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 399
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 449 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With RodOik09/06/2019
track off A830 at NN960794 - biked approx. 2.5mls after which track too rough and too many rocky fords to crosscarole engel30/05/2019
3rd day of hills. Bike to the foot of the hill on a fairly good track. A long slog uphill with snow showers but clear on the top . Summit is a long way beyond the trig point. No more Munros to do now West of the Great Glenyounggl07/05/2019
soloAimless Rambler19/04/2019
Glorious day. Fabulous views. Done with Maggie and Sam. Campervan at Loch Eil side night before.dave neilson31/03/2019
sam and davemn2331/03/2019
Great day after camp near loch eil with m and d. View to Skye rum.Rodge31/03/2019
Walked in up Gleann Fionnlighe from Drumsallie - then ascended steeply onto the southern end of the summit ridge. Unfortunately no snow and no visibility - proceeded to summit - little difficulty, and returned same route - I think this would be a fantastic ridge in winter conditions on a clear daywychwood03/03/2019
Long walk in but worth it for some of the views near the summitsignyred21/02/2019
Trad route, no bike, dawn start and dusk finish on 3rd shortest day of the year. Nice crunchy snow on the ridge.Isbjorn Winter Round23/12/2018
Long approach on track then clear hill path ascending steeply. Weather clear and sunny till about 800m then misty with cloud and damp. Some navigation required but generally fine. Exhilirating.Langbank 13/08/2018
Hottest day in the world on the steepest climb with the angriest clegs.cumbria mammoth30/06/2018
From layby on A861 just by junction with A830 then along track up Gleann Fionnlighe to near Na Socachan, up S ridge of Gulvain along foot track, over S summit and along ridge to main summit. Return same routekdbennett12/05/2018
Cycled in from the A830 on the main track, then slogged up the south ridge. Clear and humid. Saw nobody else on the route. 6hrs 15m.Roblex18/09/2017
Cycled in from A830 & then standard out & back route. A fine hill to start a 3 week trip to the Highlands. Randomly bumped into Fi & Scoob on my way up/their way down. On own.MorecambeMonkey01/05/2017
Long day as it was hot. Track takes about hour and a half each way. Long way up and down, better on way down for the view. Alonetallblond01/08/2016
Biked all the way to the foot of the hill, climbed with Mike Other than the occasional snow flurry, the weather was fantastic!FCMark16/04/2016
From the A861 near the A830 junction and then the long walk up Gleann Fionnlighe before the long haul up the south ridge to the south top with its pillar. Then along the sharp ridge to the summit which was unfortunately under cloud.Windy Corner06/09/2015
JF Ruth liv Henry, Jim Jessica Gordon. 11am to 7pmDunlawyering14/07/2015
With Rob Wight from Locheil. Cycled in and out 6k each way. high winds, occasional driving rain and no viz because of cloud. 6 hours.alexmaclennan28/06/2015
Biked in from road. Stayed in Glenfinnan bunkhouse.Bookerdddd03/09/2014
All-day arduous solo walk in full sun, but windy up highbarnz4825/08/2014
Gulvain and ST from A830rhalstead15/06/2014
A day with fine views all round. Quite a slog up to the south top! rain shower awhen returning to the south top and another when walking back down the glen.darradog26/05/2014
Fab hill in full winter conditions with Brian R. Walk back to car in the dark. Long day.Play2End20/01/2014
Corryhully horseshoe in the morning, Gulvain in the afternoon. Day 38 of 59 for all Munros. 41km, +/-2600m.PGCE04/05/2013
Justine, Philip and Sandy Easy enough just a long day.Eileen O'Neil20/04/2013
Got half way along the ridge to the main (N) summit, but met a patch of exposed hard icy snow, with a nasty slide off to either side; boot edges just bounced off it, had no crampons as was supposed to be mild temperature - had to retreat.Isbjorn Winter Round12/03/2013
Lovely graceful catenary ridge. From Fassfern, along ridge to Druim Fada trig, Graham-top-bagged my way N across 2 valleys then back via Gulvain and Aodainn Chleirig. Hadn't bothered to check the total ascent beforehand - 2500m - took a while...RHW26/08/2012
Standard route up the south ridge from Gleann Fionnlighe. With Ruth and Amy.davidpettit8409/06/2012
Did this peak the same day as I did Beinn na Lap. used a bike for both munros. I have to admit I was knackered going up this peak but the ascent was worth the pain because it is a majestic mountain. Next time I will pay it respect and do it by itself. Company: Soloiandesbottes03/06/2012
On Cape Wrath TrailSteve Clark22/05/2012
Solo. Cycled up 'road' gets progressively worse as you head on, then it's a constant slog up from the foot of the hill and it's the furhest away peak! 6hr5.bowzi19/05/2012
Solo climbed while on DMC trip saying at Alex Mac hut (Ballachulish). Reasonably clear day however poor visibility on summit with a high wind cutting the ridge.amcculloch19/11/2011
gulvain and braigh nan uamhachan cycled in to track end.robertphillips04/07/2011
with Dalerambler_gary01/07/2011
Solo. Staggering in the wind, so windy it blew a lens out of my glasses!dickscroop28/05/2011
4 of 5: From the south top.ChrisR26/04/2011
With Jay. Found frog spawn - in Feb!Colinmac200526/02/2011
With Kevin. Plenty of snow on the summit.mikejacobs17/03/2010
From the SW ridge. Plastic boot fell apart on the way down so had to by a new pair the next day.mindlessflogger03/02/2010
New Years trip - EUHWCBronagh02/01/2010
Climbed with Tom Noble. Long walk in. Stayed at YH in Glen Nevis. I think I lost my boots either in car park or in hostel. My Scarpa winter boots!munromurph12/07/2009
Solo.Dangerous Dave16/05/2009
An impressive looking hill and not a bad climb.akmilne16/10/2008
Completed with Val Gulvain + 1 Top, 22km, 1190m in 9.7hrJamesSDonald19/09/2008
With Chris.Grinner26/04/2008