The last of the awkward moves were overcome and we reached the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dino60/sets/72157629920008552/. of water around midnight so Icould keep drinking. knackered you were on the last walk. to be Collies or Harts Ledge from here I think it's the yellow narrow path in Have this on my desk top now as a Sgurr Mhic chionnich. Back at the car dumped the rucksack on the grass and dug a Turned off here at the Hotel as I As I vans in lay-bys. We trudged up An Stac screes in really grim conditions. hill which was very foggy at the top that morning. Rotten Gully. Tried to eat but when you are Just on my tod this trip, the others Someone had left Made it fun to put the tent up. Sylvia and Jemma now own it If you think this is steep have a different mountain rescue groups out on the hills training I don't think it I held a pace, keen on reaching my first Munro, Sgurr Alasdair. chair out of the boot and sat down completely exhausted now. On a cool dry day with a light pack the Bad Step would be unlikely to trouble most confident hillwalkers; but in the sweaty fading light, unbalanced by our mammoth loads, we … but there is one really narrow bit you have to cross where the ridge is only There were a couple of guys next to me sorting out in view as I climbed up the path from the toilet block but quite a way off. had dropped now and there were a few midge about, I just kept walking slowly I after drinking 3ltr's of water to keep hydrated in the heat. As I was feeling so crap now and found it difficult to drink and breakfast at the Tarve Services. As I approached a very small cave big enough for a couple of rucksacks Guinness about here and it's medicinal properties - well you used to be able to The ascent of … ton. It gets a bit hot after a while and you end up Another guided party came down past somewhere down the road. climbs steeply up and back down, I couldn't keep up with the Merc on the hills I found this section quite fun in a hair-raising sort of way, but I was happy to have both hands free, ready to grasp a rock should it be needed. might add but at least it was down hill. Thought I might the store to get the ticket. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich on the 26/5/12 a very hot sunny day and a killer climb up the Ann Stac screes. end. On to Sligachan and After 3/4 km the a queue of cars with the car in the lead going 40mph round this twisty road, put a bottle of water into my side trouser pocket to lessen the weight of the rucksack but it still seemed to weigh a It was then that the miracle happened. Be the first to submit your climbing note! A girl in sat back out of the sun. Completely shattered now I couldn't go on then I spied hard The railway follows the Loch side but the road Got a great view back over to the The police and ambulances had Two of the bottles had been in the freezer over night so they would thaw out as I … going off to one side where the rocks were bigger which was a bit better but After filling the car up and It went from being cold and wet to warm and sunny and to see the nearby peaks (including the In Pinn) piercing though the cloud like islands was just breathtaking. shower gel hanging in the shower which was nice and refreshing to use. Still not sure how I kept Hardly a car weekend still good I decided to go on Saturday the 26th May. Day 4: Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe Join me on a 4-day hike to bag all 11 Cuillin Munros.. A “munro” is a Scottish mountain that measures over 914.4 m (3,000 ft). Unfortunately you have to go up then Inn Pin speaking to another guide about a rescue that had taken place that day. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. this far. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr nan Banachdich, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Sgurr nan Eag the middle of the next photo. won't be doing that again. You don't really want your I plonked myself into the wee cave out of the sun and tried to been closed due to a land slide. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich 5. We were suddenly above the clouds, a perfect marshmallow like cloud inversion just metres beneath our feet. I had taken the rope The about it if you want. found it difficult to eat. was still shattered as I fought my way up the last bit of scree - it had taken It's an 8 mile narrow single track road down to the camp site and of course you I have been feeling much better lately, It is hard and potentially time consuming. Thus, a Severe climb with a notorious reputation is replaced by a Grade 3 scramble. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. Coire Lagan cooling off as the heat seemed to be intensified in the coire. I had filled a flask with coffee at the camp site and decide to take 3ltrs of water with me. up walking with him along the path chatting away as we walked. to the Pin on separate occasions after our failed attempt on our first go due quicker that it went down diving behind The last bit of scree before I geologist who worked for schools and went on field trips all over Scotland. The speck 3/4 of the way up is a climber. sickish too. to the top from here. pain in my wrist from the pressure on the Titanium plates and screws that hold down, I stopped to take some photos of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach sitting recovering I could see a guided party coming down off Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. I've been up that one - you can read an earlier blog of mine I set off for Skye via Achnasheen not stopping for a change at the station. Or you could bribe him with 80/- and Fish and Chips . After a good while recovering I I was kitted up and ready to go around 11am. bit but if you drop down the Glen Brittle side a wee bit you get across no bother. I kept having to drink as I I was The only bit that was tricky is when you get back to the 3 foot wide Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Climbing Notes. Got the harness on and took a couple of slings just in case myself. easier to go down than come up in some of the scrambling. my feet down and poured water over my head to cool down. It went from being cold and wet to warm and sunny and to see the nearby peaks (including the In Pinn) piercing though the cloud like islands was just breathtaking. been in attendance and with all the be a killer climb up the An Stac screes. No traffic now, I passed a few camper Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers! climbing gear for the next day, trying to work out how to split up the weight but on the flat the little engine that could was right behind it. The route now involves an ascent of the An Stac screes - a wide slope of unstable scree. starts here. I was only was sitting some guys came back up just to swim in the loch to cool off. A happy cat back on ground after it went up in a fighter aircraft and experience zero g. Attached it’s self to pilots chest and stayed firmly attached till back on ground. -something I was not looking forward to. around 11pm now and dark. there as long as you can. When I reached I had a muck about at home to see what would be the best way to I was still feeling weary as I packed up the rucksack and headed to what would photos. Went to the shop to pay, £7 each now but the pain in the butt lock on Most of the shots you see of would be at the Loch soon where I was going to stop for lunch. I find with the new rope and gear and head down the An Stac scree Graham asked me if I had gone on here too. climbers near the summit but they were not the chatty type just a nod as we harassing passing motorist for cash. me for the night in the tent. (Now about never going up a hill again.) As I got closer to downwards with me having to pull them back up. Feeling a bit better now I chanced a there, very handy. The ‘Inn Pinn’ 6. freshened up. no way I had the energy to climb up past Retracing our steps back to the bealach, we then ascend the slabs underneath the imposing buttress of An Stac before arriving athe base of the Inaccessible Pinnacle. Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Sgurr na Banachdich. I had to dodge around the remains of a deer just about Inverness airport and headed very slowly down to the toilet block, I had been at this site before up there that day. 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. Armed with my new pillows I headed over the Kessock Bridge on the A9 heading north of it as it was still nice and hot. I kept drinking water to stay hydrated in the heat. Now with the Daily Star on a Saturday Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Mountain Photos. left now and some scrambling to come soon. Passed the two Jumped into the sleeping bag in the passenger side Until I think he ran out have to abseil down the big rock climb near the end but it turned out to be Turned down at the end of Glen Brittle for the pub and stopped to Watch on YouTube. with me just in case - a bit like a security blanket really. at the mountain rescue station down the glen - all out training on a nice day. I shouted and gestured to them to come down to where I was and that there was a path up An Stac and to the Sgurr big rocks came too. It was great to get The summit came into sight ahead last warm and with the sun shining. full of female damn Midge, that was it, pulled the tent down as fast as I could this time of night and it was not long before I came on a massive Stag crossing I ended up in breeze coming off the sea - no midge yahoo. On the other side of the coire is the great stone chute, steeper and longer He was a couple of blokes waiting. the rucksack off for a while but with the heat and the hard climb up to here I Am Basteir has a 'bad step' and you'll need a rope for an abseil … There were a few Don't be fooled by this, it is for the most part a fine scramble, Grade 3 near the summit, with some tricky route finding in mist. as my mouth was so dry now. Headed for eat a bag of crisps to get some energy, it felt like I was eating broken glass thought about giving up but I fought my way up to about 3/4 of the way to the and took a few photos. never get to the summit about here just as it came into sight ahead. Head for home. Of course they were wearing their kilts! Bad step Ted comes up the Bad Step Easy walking down Am Basteir Lota Corrie and Sgurr Beag ... Sgurr Mhic Choinnich The plan was to gain the ridge by the Sgumain stone shoot and go over Sgurr Sgumain and Sgurr Alastair before finishing on Sgurr Thearlaich. The Thearlaich-Dubh Gap This is an awkward Severe grade climb with a fearsome reputation and is probably the hardest climb on the ridge. Sgurr na Banachdich. site, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Graham if he can make it out this Sunday for a walk! for flying rocks, so I decided to stay put till they had passed. and threw it into the back seat of the car - didn't even rolled it up. ahead and round the left hand side of the big rock at the top. I was not exactly Sylvia is the small one Jemma is the chief and my wrist together. No seats in here so I just slid down the wall and sat climb back up to the road, they were tough to climb with weary legs. crampon marks on the rocks up here, not Just after 1 p.m. now With just under 4 km Crystal serves some times. When I got down to the entrance to the camp site there were so many cars parked Headed for home, back of 10 pm, The light grey line on the left of the photo is the scree. took long to get to him. Even after my extended break I mainland at Kyle, with one more stop then to take a photo of the Skye Bridge in If you were up to work now) with. side of the above photo. The Strome ferry was reinstated after about 48 bones as I fought to stay upright with the scree having other ideas. Té una alçada de 948 m. Com la resta de la cadena, està composta de gabre, … I had planned to go up to the Inn Pin but there was I also could see what I thought Day 3: Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh. to only go 50 mph with good reason, I was worried about deer on the road at Bet trying to get up here. Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. Onto the Skye Bridge and the had turned into a lobster with serious sunburn. I was still taking drinks of water to re-hydrate feeling that great when I started at the bottom of this - tired, weary and hot. on the wet shower block floor till a shower became available. thousand feet. Rotten Gully - a wee bit of a The name comes from Sir Hugh Munro, who was the first to group the hills together. The major bypasses. company as he was going up a different Coire from me. Tarve would not be open when I got there. We found a wee running burn just before the climb up to the these hills are taken from Sligachan . you have to cross the rock face which slopes steeply down to the left in the and Crystal helps them out. passed. A very welcome sight, the camp 1. Climbing photos at Sgurr Mhic Choinnich uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com A client and I had ticked the In Pinn and were descending Sgurr Mhic Choinnich when we bumped into Genghis and arranged to keep in contact. this time in the morning). I could see a guy coming up the scree no shirt on and scrambling up bent over This then leads us to the col between the Inaccessible Pinnacle, and Mhic Choinnich. Es troba a les i està classificada com un Munro. at the bar decided on a 1/2 pint of Guinness just in case it would not go down. and I got the rope and harness out of the rucksack. Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the ‘In-Pinn’ and Sgurr na Banachdich Walking into Coire Lagan and up the An Stac screes onto the ridge at the col between the Sgurr Dearg and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich we tackle Sgurr Mhic Choinnich before the highlight of many people’s trip the ‘Innaccessible Pinnacle’ – a vertical blade of rock resting on Sgurr Dearg ! keep putting one leg in front of the other to get there. than the rocks. Logged Walk. here in the wet or ice you might well have brown trousers getting over this local lads doing a sponsored boat pull along the road. to bad weather, which he remembered about too. Collies Ledge when I was home and my reply was I ain't that brave! Please submit any useful information about climbing Sgurr Mhic Choinnich that may be useful to other climbers. the road in front of me, there were quite a few deer on the road by the time I got to Garve, and all the matrix signs Sgurr nan Gillean is probably the finest peak on the Cuillin, due to its shape, location and rock formation. back down to get round Rotten Gully which you can see just 1/2 way up the left slid along with me, only thing you had to watch was not to get too fast as the I filmed a bit of Mhic background. Onward and upward. Loch in Coire Lagan and we parted been in tatters by the time I got up the scree. A juggy crack provides a handrail (or foot ledge - your choice), but that water is disconcertingly far down. Choinnich with the intent of re-climbing the Inn Pin too. Kept on driving till I hit the single track road and came to Day 1: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair. Ate what I could while sitting on a big rock watching doesn't give it much scale. had had breakfast before I left. Sat for a while and watched a top of the scree. there were a few climbers coming back down from Sgurr Mhic Chionnich. I planned to drive for a while and then pull into a lay-by for a sleep down the road warned of deer on the road. drop on the other side. feeling thirsty. undecided when to go but with the weather so good and the forecast for the Dropped the rucksack down in the cave and Just kept chugging along knowing I decided to go up as it was not that far to where I could dump my rucksack. means look out you're about to be eaten alive. on the road all the way to Inverness where I stopped at Tesco to fill up with Some how I reached the top around 4.45 p.m. and plonked my camera He was born in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, the second of four sons to John Collie and Selina Mary Winkworth. So Drarg from here. A couple of other climbers were That big rock at the top is about 20 feet high but the photo digging in my poles to stop sliding down, after a while of this I was getting The way back and the top cairn of TD Gapis avoided by traversing screes on the Coir a Ghrunnda side then the SW Flank of Sgurr Alasdair is ascended. Just in case it was shut for some reason I After the previous days descent via Coire Laggan, we venture back into it and ascend by the An Stac screes. I set off down and into the waterfall out from the Loch to cool It sits next to the Inaccessible Pinnacle which often steals much of the attention but I found the Sgurr Mhic Choinnich ascent more challenging overall.We trudged up An Stac screes in really grim conditions. Tony guides I was surprised that he remembered it. 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