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A summit in the far north of Scotland has failed to measure up to Munro status denying it entry on an exclusive list of peaks over 3,000ft (914.4m).
Larbert-based surveyors CMCR Ltd used new technology to check Foinaven in Sutherland to see if it qualified, but found it falls short by 3.4m.
The study was commissioned by the Munro Society. At an announcement in Falkirk was declared to be 911.046 metres.

Another mountain Beinn Dearg in Torridon will be measured in August.

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Experts have been called in to determine whether two mountains in the Highlands can be called Munros.
Ordnance Survey maps put both Beinn Dearg, north of Glen Torridon, and Foinaven, near Rhiconich, Sutherland, at a height of 914 metres.
But for a mountain to achieve Munro status, the peaks have to be in excess of 914.4 metres (3,000ft).
Land surveyors CMCR Ltd were called in by the Munro Society to prove the actual height of the mountains.

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Beinn Dearg
Latitude: 57 48' N, Longitude: 04 55' W.

Foinaven
Latitude: 58 25' N, Longitude: 04 53' W.

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