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Foinaven - Ganu Mòr
Scottish Gaelic: Foinne BheinnGanu Mòr
Foinaven from Achriesgill.jpg
Foinaven seen from Achriesgill on Loch Inchard
Highest point
Elevation 911 m (2,989 ft)
Prominence 690 m (2,260 ft)
Parent peak Ben Klibreck
Listing Marilyn, Corbett
Naming
English translation Mountain of the warts Big wedge
Language of name Gaelic
Pronunciation English /ˈfɔɪnəvən/
Scottish Gaelic: [ˈfɤɲəveɲ][ˈkanu ˈmoːɾ]
Geography
Location Sutherland, Scotland
OS grid NC315507
Topo map OS Landranger 9

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 12 feet (3.7 metres) short of the required 3,000 ft (914.4 m).[1]

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