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Name:Faochaig
Hill number:942
Height:868m / 2848ft
RHB Section:12B: Killilan to Inverness
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Alsh & Duich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NH 02187 31706
Summit feature:rock 2m from cairn
Drop:230m
Col:638m  NH004301  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 414N 429
Observations:note that rock outcrop on NE top at NH 02615 31975 is not the summit
Survey:Abney level
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Cycled from Killilan to Carnach then round of Faochaig and Aonach Buidhe. Nice track/path up to 450m. Path down steep ground towards AB exists, but finding it requires navigation.Topographer5726/06/2019
Alone. On way in to Maol Bhuidhe Bothy.Grinner08/07/2017
CK SheilaS29/04/2017
To Carnach by bike, then up the stalkers path avoiding as much as possible of the bulldozed track. Onto the plateau via pt 727, which is well worth a visit even if a bit longer than the direct route. Down the NE ridge and the stalkers path to climb Aonach Buidhe next.Gill21/06/2016
Day 1 of bothy trip: Killilan - Sguman Coinntich - Faochaig - Aonach Buidhe - Maol-bhuidhedavidpettit8401/06/2016
Bike to Carnach, then up brilliant stalker's path beside Allt Domhain. Including 2 GTs & 2 sGTsngthack14/05/2015
With Aonach Buidhedavechaffey24/11/2013
aonach buidhe and faochaig cycled to iron lodge.robertphillips31/05/2013
W Jenx on backpac thru from Attadale to Morvich. After night in fine Maol Bhuidhe bothy up to col betwenn Aonach Bhuidhe and Faochig. Direct up East face and then ridge to subsid top, easy out to main peak. Droped down to Iron Lodge and towrds Sgurr Gorsaic.nordicstar26/08/2012
RHW02/06/2012
selfdavidsbatty25/07/2011
Galltywenallt10/06/2011
Cycled the 8 miles from Killilan to Iron Lodge.Lionel Bidwell25/08/2010
3 of 3: From Sron na Gaoithe.ChrisR12/05/2008
From Maol Buidhe bothy with DC and JC. See description for Aonach BuidheMartin6630/07/2006
Day 2 of a weekend trip based at Maol-bhuidhe bothy with Martin66 & JC. A very warm & humid day. My brother did his usual diretissima caper straight up on to An Creachal Beag while I took the easier & very scenic NE spur. We all then continued to the summit of Aonach Buidhe. Descended the broad W flank to the col with Faochaig. Quick ascent via the good stalkers path on to the plateau & over to the summit. Back to the col & down the path to the midgey bothy. I decided to take a cooling dip in the burn & came out covered in midges much to the others amusement! Back to Achintee as per Martin66 report on Day 3.NotReallyABagger30/07/2006
From Aonach Buidhe. After being nice all day, had shower on approaching summit. Then descended to valley down ridge for long walk back to Killilan.Aye Jimmy29/05/2006
from A Bhuidhe. On compass followed west ridge out of mist. Down sharply on grass to detour south. Water and glucose tabs at track. Excellent stalkers' path led up zig zagging around crags making an easy gradient to final cairn at top of path. Up last ascent to plateau like top at 16.00. No view - mist. Picked up bike and to car. 23 1/2m - 10 hrs.arranc09/08/2005
From Carnach; cloudy topdmckeith20/07/2005
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL07/05/2004
used bike up Glen ElchaigIanHHill27/05/2003
Killilan to Aonach Buidhe bothy via Sguman Coinntich and Faochaig. This walk between the two mountains was remote. Faochaig never looked impressive but the views from it were the best in the wilderness. We followed the NE ridge down, faithfully, and got the hoped for reward- we found the stakers' path to take us down through thick heathery slopes. Black Throated divers on Loch Cruoshie and Snipe drumming were the sounds from the bothy to end one of our finest wilderness days. With Pete.pwheeler23/05/2001
Solo Uisdean2526/06/2000
Round of Aonach Buidhe, Faochaig and Meall Sguman from Killilan road.Eddie31/08/1998
Self and TaffyInvicta1428/06/1995
Solo. From Killilan. Walked up path close to Allt a Choire Mhòir and then up hillside to summit of Sgùman Còinntich then followed ridge to Sròn na Gaoithe and on to the summit of Faochaig. Went NE and then found a path which was followed roughly eastwards. There followed a stiff pull-up to the summit of Aonach Buidhe. Descended the SSW ridge to Iron Lodge. Met up with a friend and took turns with a cycle down to Killilan. Quite a long day. Weather good.pwbellarby07/05/1994
Corbett bagging: Aonach Buidhe and Faochaig RHW09/04/1994
Ascended from Killilan via Sguman Coinntich. Descended to Carnach and walked back to Killilan.JohnW09/04/1990
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