About Foinaven

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Foinaven (Scottish Gaelic: Foinne Bheinn) is a mountain in Scotland, situated in the far north-west corner of the Scottish Highlands. Like many of the monolithic mountains that surround it, the mountain is within the Moine Thrust Belt and is made up of imbricated layers of Cambrian quartzite which overlie the older Lewisian gneiss basement. The quartzite, being tougher, stood firm when all the surrounding rock was eroded away, leaving the huge mountain isolated. Its highest point is named Ganu Mòr. Foinaven's smaller neighbour is Arkle. Foinaven was formerly thought, by some, to qualify as a Munro, but an accurate survey in 2007 confirmed that it falls twelve feet short of the required 3,000 ft [1]

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Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

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