|Name:||Gulvain [Gaor Bheinn]|
|Height:||987m / 3238ft|
|RHB Section:||10D: Mallaig to Fort William|
|Catchment:||Eil, Catchment Boundaries, Lochy|
|Class:||Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo, |
|Grid ref:||NN 00272 87565|
|Summit feature:||large cairn|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 41|
|GPS data:||show GPS entries for this hill|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 438 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)||By||Date of Ascent|
|track off A830 at NN960794 - biked approx. 2.5mls after which track too rough and too many rocky fords to cross||carole engel||30/05/2019|
|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 Glen||younggl||07/05/2019|
|Glorious day. Fabulous views. Done with Maggie and Sam. Campervan at Loch Eil side night before.||dave neilson||31/03/2019|
|sam and dave||mn23||31/03/2019|
|Great day after camp near loch eil with m and d. View to Skye rum.||Rodge||31/03/2019|
|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 day||wychwood||03/03/2019|
|Trad route, no bike, dawn start and dusk finish on 3rd shortest day of the year. Nice crunchy snow on the ridge.||Isbjorn Winter Round||23/12/2018|
|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 mammoth||30/06/2018|
|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 route||kdbennett||12/05/2018|
|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.||Roblex||18/09/2017|
|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.||MorecambeMonkey||01/05/2017|
|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. Alone||tallblond||01/08/2016|
|Biked all the way to the foot of the hill, climbed with Mike
Other than the occasional snow flurry, the weather was fantastic!||FCMark||16/04/2016|
|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 Corner||06/09/2015|
|JF Ruth liv Henry, Jim Jessica Gordon. 11am to 7pm||Dunlawyering||14/07/2015|
|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.||alexmaclennan||28/06/2015|
|Biked in from road. Stayed in Glenfinnan bunkhouse.||Bookerdddd||03/09/2014|
|All-day arduous solo walk in full sun, but windy up high||barnz48||25/08/2014|
|Gulvain and ST from A830||rhalstead||15/06/2014|
|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.||darradog||26/05/2014|
|Fab hill in full winter conditions with Brian R.
Walk back to car in the dark. Long day.||Play2End||20/01/2014|
|Corryhully horseshoe in the morning, Gulvain in the afternoon.
Day 38 of 59 for all Munros.
|Justine, Philip and Sandy Easy enough just a long day.||Eileen O'Neil||20/04/2013|
|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 Round||12/03/2013|
|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...||RHW||26/08/2012|
|Standard route up the south ridge from Gleann Fionnlighe. With Ruth and Amy.||davidpettit84||09/06/2012|
|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: Solo||iandesbottes||03/06/2012|
|On Cape Wrath Trail||Steve Clark||22/05/2012|
|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.||bowzi||19/05/2012|
|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.||amcculloch||19/11/2011|
|gulvain and braigh nan uamhachan cycled in to track end.||robertphillips||04/07/2011|
|Solo. Staggering in the wind, so windy it blew a lens out of my glasses!||dickscroop||28/05/2011|
|4 of 5: From the south top.||ChrisR||26/04/2011|
|With Jay. Found frog spawn - in Feb!||Colinmac2005||26/02/2011|
|With Kevin. Plenty of snow on the summit.||mikejacobs||17/03/2010|
|From the SW ridge. Plastic boot fell apart on the way down so had to by a new pair the next day.||mindlessflogger||03/02/2010|
|New Years trip - EUHWC||Bronagh||02/01/2010|
|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!||munromurph||12/07/2009|
|An impressive looking hill and not a bad climb.||akmilne||16/10/2008|
|Completed with Val Gulvain + 1 Top, 22km, 1190m in 9.7hr||JamesSDonald||19/09/2008|