An Teallach and Fisherfield

The Munros and Corbetts in the Fisherfield wilderness lie in the heart of one of the most remote areas of Scotland with An Teallach and Slioch hiding them from roadside view. A'Mhaighdean lies further from a main road than any other Munro in the country and An Teallach has one of the finest scrambling ridges in the country.

Main route summary

The 5 Munros in Fisherfield along with the Corbett Beinn a'Chlaidheimh are affectionately known as the "Fisherfield Big 6". Most people back-pack into Shenavall and tick the peaks off over two of three days, leaving An Teallach to be climbed another day.

It is however perfectly possible for fit hill-walkers to do all seven Munro peaks of An Teallach and Fisherfield in one outing. This will require the classic scramble over Corrage Bhuidhe to be omitted. However this is compensated for, by finding a huge, hidden waterfall cascading into a dark chasm on the south side of An Teallach.

Good paths are present along most of the route and a fine track is followed out of the area at the end of the day. It should be noted that where there are no paths, well-honed navigation skills are essential for progress in mist, particularly when heading off A'Mhaighdean and the route between Sgurr Ban and Beinn a'Chlaidheimh.

Munros Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill (1062m, Munro 72)
Sgurr Fiona (1060m, Munro 73)
Ruadh Stac Mor (919m, Munro 273)
A'Mhaighdean (967m, Munro 188)
Beinn Tarsuinn (937m, Munro 239)
Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair (1018m, M115)
Sgurr Ban (989m, Munro 157)
Corbetts Beinn a'Chlaidheimh (914m)
Creag Rainich* (807m)
Beinn Dearg Bheag* (820m)
Beinn Dearg Mor* (906m)
Sail Mhor* (767m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 3840m (12,600ft)
Distance       43km (27m)
Time walk : 20hr*, run : 10hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start   Dundonnell
(grid ref : NH093878)

Finish   Corrie Hallie
(grid ref : NH114851)


Which map to choose ?
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stroll long day
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An Teallach : 'the forge'
Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill : 'pinnacle of grey-green hollow'
Sgurr Fiona : 'white peak/wine peak'
Ruadh Stac Mor : 'big red stack'
A'Mhaighdean : 'the maiden'
Beinn Tarsuinn : 'transverse hill'
Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair : 'summit of the corrie of Farquhar's son'
Sgurr Ban : 'white peak'
Beinn a'Chlaidheimh : 'hill of the sword'
Creag Rainich : 'bracken crag'
Beinn Dearg Bheag : 'little red hill'
Beinn Dearg Mor : 'big red hill'
Sail Mhor : 'big heel'

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