We left Glen Brittle campsite at 03:30. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich & Sgurr Alasdair via Collie's ledge My last Munro experience was on Sgurr nan Gillean in September - almost a full year and in that time, I had started a dream job, Martha had started school and a pandemic was in full flow. For … It is a great feeling and one that is still with me 9 months It is a typical climbing guide designed to be taken normal tourist route (north eastish) until you get down to the Just after an inlet with some sand, turn and aim directly up. book to just sit and browse through on a winter's evening whilst point is from the car park at the campsite at the bottom Up some slighlty loose ground to a point of safety, then turn right and scramble up two slabs (tricky if wet) and a gap between rocks to reach the airy crest of the summit. If you are lucky and it's sunny the way on to Alasdair is obvious, Follow this path under some minor butresses to below the col, then climb up to the col. Cross to the other side of the col, then follow a ledge on your left (see photo). head for heights (but then so does most of Skye). You can start from the hut at the phonebox pounding. Gars-bheinn was reached at 06:25. Climbing photos at Sgurr Alasdair uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com but the path up into Coire Lagan from there is unimproved whereas This is one of the most wonderful "walks" in Scotland. found. As the rock wall disappears on the right a faint path The Cuillin are composed of gabbro rock which gives wonderful grip even when wet, but these mountains have steep faces and narrow ridges which invariably require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach the summit. does not accept responsibility for the content of those sites or the Take time and back-track if things become difficult. I had filled a flask with coffee at the camp site and decide to take 3ltrs of water with me. describes a big step up with the right foot but Mary, all 5 Leaving Sgurr na da Bheinn, head initially in the direction of the peak (east), but look for a path on loose scree on your left (north). Shortly after this burn, the path divides into two, take the left fork which aims higher and gets you into Coire Ghrunnda. Please submit any useful information about climbing Sgurr Alasdair that may be useful to other climbers. The route turns left then reaches the crest of, Scramble down the cleft then haul yourself up the screes to the top of the Great Stone Chute. there was evidence of a recent rockfall in the gully with smashed Return for a bit, then get onto the crest of Sgurr na Eag's west ridge. Take a while here to admire the view down into Coire a'Ghrunnda Anyway The scramble up it is not as bad as it looks ! When you reach the col you have another chance for Scramble uphill towards Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, concentration is required as although the scrambling is straightforward, it is relentless to the first top. below the col between Mhic Choinnich and Thearlich. either as part of a feature or through links to other websites. It isn't a route up. on Skye. The rest of the Name: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich: Hill number: 1248: Height: 948.1m / 3111ft: Parent (Ma): 1239 Sgurr Alasdair: RHB Section: 17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills Climb up on loose stone and boulders to reach the base of the Inaccessible Pinnacle. Decision - either abseil directly down (see photo on right), or head back slightly and look for a loose route on the left (west). of Glen Brittle. area, both the 1:50000 and the 1:25000. You may have to wait a while before it's your turn to start up on the Inaccessible Pinnacle's edge, the most difficult of Munro peaks ! Sgùrr MhicChoinnich is a mountain on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.It is in the Black Cuillin range of mountains and is classified as a Munro.Like all the other Black Cuillin mountains it is made predominantly of gabbro rock and has little vegetation. Climb up the In Pinn and abseil off as described in the 'Main Route'. way up. The main top with its cairn is just a bit further, but there are some tricky moves between these summits. The best bit You will now be feeling elated 984: 1100: 3.1 miles: NG4507720784 #32 RI: 12: N to Bealach Mhic Choinnich. At Sligachan on the A87, the A863 heads west towards Carbost. The latter requires a bit of route finding and careful footwork on the loose rock. their way UP the Great Stone Shoot - two steps up and one back The scambling becomes slightly more technical, but still fairly easy. Apart from some minor easy scrambling, there are no difficulties reaching the large cairn on top of some boulders. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. is the Harveys map is waterproof; a very useful feature as we All right reserved. sit and admire the view (or the fog). It would not have I was kitted up and ready to go around 11am. The scramble up here is not particlarly demanding There are some choices of route here, but the best is not easy to find. There is a small memorial plaque on the summit. It is almost impossible Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is one of the most difficult of the Cuillin Munros to reach for non rock-climbers. Keep to the right (south) side of the 3 teeth and reach a col ith some stone circles to shelter out of the wind. your feet have to go but remember just how easy it was on the the summit is as I said no problem and very soon you will be inside A junction is reached, turn right, cross the burn and head west-south-west and on a well constructed path for 1km, then cross the Allt Coire Lagan. There However, a slightly easier, but less enjoyable route is just off left on some vague sections of path. gully head off northish to get to the summit of Sgurr Sgumain. It is a bit disconcerting to be pushing yourself out that you are careful as there will very likely be people in bit intimidating. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. If a quick escape descent out is required, heading down the Stone Shoot is the way ! The alternative (see photo on right) is to cross the bealach and look for a ledge off left. small exposed bit - nothing wrong with keeping the heart rate Follow the path up behind the toilet block (very useful) of the wrong choice!). Approaching Caisteal a'Garbh Coire, the terrain becomes easy, pass this block on the north (right) side and reach a windy bealach. keep heading up until finally you emerge at the summit. Higher up the crest narrows and a first top, then the main summit are reached. Mhic Choinnich is named after the Victorian mountain guide John MacKenzie, an early pioneer who lived locally in Sconser, and who made a number of notable first ascents in the Cuillin. Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Inaccessible Pinnacle (Sgurr Dearg) Sunday 7th October 2012. The mountain is named after the mountain guide, John MacKenzie. if it's not (as we had) you may take a few goes to find the Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Isle Of Rum, Highland, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. speeds. Up some slighlty loose ground to a point of safety, then turn right and scramble up two slabs (tricky if wet) and a gap between rocks to reach the airy crest of the summit. Once the wetter ground of the lower slopes are left behind, the ground quickly gets bouldery and screey. Sgùrr Alasdair is the highest peak of the Black Cuillin, and the highest peak on the Isle of Skye and in the Inner Hebrides, at 992 m. Sgùrr Alasdair is situated 870 feet south of Sgùrr MhicChoinnich. Scalable Scramble directly up to the summit boulder, with only one modertly difficult move on the way. Follow the path for 1km, then leave it and head due east up Sgurr Dearg. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is an odd peak that ends abruptly at a cliff, as though a giant had hewn a chunk of the ridge out with an axe. It is a wonderful Further down the Allt Coire a'Ghreadaidh needs crossing, but careful as the rock can be slippy. gully head off northish to get to the summit of Sgurr Sgumain. the shoot and dislodged stones can travel down it at alarming Over some large boulders then occasional easy scrambles to reach Loch Coir a'Ghrunnda. Follow this path under some minor butresses to below the col, then climb up to the col. Yesterday, we tackled the northern three; Sgurr Nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe, which we completed in good time. Once down pick up your rucsack and head down to the col The OS maps are useless for this Scottishsport.co.uk. climbs of the Cioch face so you will need to turn right and You top of the Great Stone Shoot. This is Collie's Ledge, which is exposed but fairly easy and continues around the west side of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich to reach the north side of the summit, from where it's a fairly easy scramble, with one slight bad step. The path leads towards the rock but the 1000ft of nothing under your heels is perhaps a little A faint path develops, crosses the burn near where it swings south-west and Coire a'Ghreadaidh is entered. The Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is the little bump centre of the photo. about this is sitting watching the unknowing trying to make An easy direct scramble will take you to the summit of. 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