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Mullach Fraoch-choire


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1102 m (3615 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
49 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Summit of the heathery corrie

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Mullach Fraoch-choire and A' Chralaig form the head-wall of Coire na Cralaig which lies at the W end of Gleann na Ciche (SW of Glen Affric).

Mullach Fraoch-choire is linked to A'Chralaig to the S by a narrow twisting ridge. The summit ridge of Mullach Fraoch-choire is narrow and rocky with the crags mostly to the E, but the W slopes also have some crags and some stony slopes. A descent is possible from the col linking to Stob Coire na Cralaig into Coire Odhar to reach An Caorann Mor below.

The summit ridge continues NNW giving rise to a short NNE ridge, then a longer NE ridge. From the summit a further ridge splits to give NE and ENE ridges. Between the two NE ridges lies Fraoch-choire (heather corrie) for which the peak is named.

Hazards you may encounter on Mullach Fraoch-choire include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Mullach Fraoch-choire Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mullach Fraoch-choire.

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 Routes that include Mullach Fraoch-choire
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1154 m 13.28 km 5 hrs A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire  Moderate route with steep slopes and a good ridge walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mullach Fraoch-choire

 Baggers Gallery for Mullach Fraoch-choire

Me and Uncle Stevie at the top of Mullach Fraoch-Choire!!

© Michael Yates

Image by Michael Yates

Mullach Fraoch Coire Summit. I came over the snow bank to my right to look Down on the cairn !

© Andrew Jackson

Image by Andrew Jackson

Toto and Spud at the summit 8/8/12

© Margaret Spalding

Image by Margaret Spalding

Lynda at summit of Mullach Fraoch-choire (23rd April 2011)

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Recently Climbed By
Spencer Cox on 15 Aug 2020
Kevin Mckeown on 08 Aug 2020

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A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire
by Siegurd Van leusen
A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire
by Neil Cuthbert
A' Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire
by Philip McLoone

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Thomas Kissock
wrote on
June 8, 2014
A good day climbing this one and it fellow Munro - A' Chralaig in sunny and showery weather. The ridge walk is spectacular but requires constant focus as their are steep drops on either side. Wet walk in for most of the way gives your boots a good test of their ability to keep your feet dry.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 26, 2008
The known ridge on this hill is very enjoyable and offers a nice airy ridge walk. The combination with near neighbour A'Chralaig makes for an easy half day's walk, starting with A'Chralaig before returning via Coire Odhair and the An Caorainn Mor.
David Sutherland
wrote on
February 23, 2003
On a fine sunny day with Avalanche cat 2 snow on cornices and in gullys. This is an excellent ridge walk one of the best Ive done so far. Anyone been digging snow holes in the corrie? It was ***** star accomodation thanks.

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