Sgurr Fhuaran

Sgurr Fhuaran

Highest peak in Kintail

Standing in the middle of The Five Sisters of Kintail, Sgurr Fhuaran is the highest peak in the range, its conical summit sitting atop steep hillsides rising above Glen Shiel.

Sgurr Fhuaran

Meaningpeak of the springs
ListsMunro, 69
LocationFive Sister's of Kintail, Glen Affric to Glen Shiel
Grid RefNG978167
Lat/Lon57.19627, -5.34834

Sgurr Fhuaran is the highest peak in Kintail and stands in the middle of The Five Sisters of Kintail. The western face of Sgurr Fhuaran rises in a continuous slope of over 1000m from the floor of Glen Shiel, whereas the opposite face of the mountain is split in two by a spur travelling eastwards above corries dropping down to Gleann Lichd.

Sgurr Fhuaran can be climbed directly up its western slopes where a faint path is followed uphill, thought this is a rather unrelenting and continuous slog.

As Sgurr Fhuaran is connected by ridges and cols to other Munros in the Five Sisters, it is most likely to be bagged on a route with these, the most enjoyable of which starts from a height of just under 200m in Glen Shiel and continues on towards Loch Duich - organising some form of transport between the start and finishing points on such a route will avoid a long walk back along the busy A87.

Routes up Sgurr Fhuaran

Sisters of Kintail

From close to the site of the Battle of Glen Shiel, a linear hillwalking route leads along a fine ridge and over the peaks that form the famed Five Sisters of Kintail to drop to the head of Loch Duich.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1330m (4360ft)
Distance : 13km (8m)
Time : 5:30hr

Kintail's Big 9

On the road to Skye, the peaks of Kintail rise steeply above Glen Shiel. The hidden north-facing side of this range drops even more dramatically down into Gleann Lichd below the mass of Beinn Fhada. All of the Munros in this area can be bagged on one epic circular hillwalking route, with the option of an overnight in a lonely bothy.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 4115m (13500ft)
Distance : 41km (25m)
Time : 17:5hr

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