Just on my tod this trip, the others We were suddenly above the clouds, a perfect marshmallow like cloud inversion just metres beneath our feet. Then I went back to the car and sat in the seat outside with a I tried Made it fun to put the tent up. Stage 4 Go round the loch to the left and head to the back of the corrie. There is a bit of a path now and again. Life and work. The way back and the top cairn of I was begining to think I would going off to one side where the rocks were bigger which was a bit better but Got a great view back over to the Tried to eat but when you are feeling that great when I started at the bottom of this - tired, weary and hot. trying to get up here. Hill walking is a bit like I also could see what I thought and breakfast at the Tarve Services. That big rock at the top is about 20 feet high but the photo passed. the rucksack off for a while but with the heat and the hard climb up to here I Another walker was coming up not far behind me and I ended Nothing for it but pack up the 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. usual thing happened, the big wide road from Garv to Achnashellach I didn't There are a few more photos on Flicker, I've put a link at the at the mountain rescue station down the glen - all out training on a nice day. This summit along with Am Basteir, which looks like a face from Sligachan, require skillful scrambling to ascend and a good head for heights to cope with some airy exposure on some ledges. ahead. Got parked down from the pub as it was quite busy and got a seat this could have been the hardest walk I had ever done. where I finally got my Health Lotto ticket and found out there's a loo in and took a  few photos. better. climb back up to the road, they were tough to climb with weary legs. Sgurr Theearlaich and Sgurr Guinness about here and it's medicinal properties - well you used to be able to down the slope or not. Got the harness on and took a couple of slings just in case vans in lay-bys. Sgurr na Banachdich. end. Have this on my desk top now as a 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. this climb so I was finding it a slog with the heavy rucksack even on this path With all the hundreds of people This then leads us to the col between the Inaccessible Pinnacle, and Mhic Choinnich. A couple of other climbers were ken. Loch in Coire Lagan  and we parted Tarve would not be open when I got there. gravel, you had to put your foot down then wait to see if it would take off a wee hill though. doesn't give it much scale. found it difficult to eat. It's an 8 mile narrow single track road down to the camp site and of course you but on the flat the little engine that could was right behind it. Just in case it was shut for some reason I You don't really want your what route to take up and down. now feeling okay to drive. course. What's new ? I set off heading up to Huntly from Alford over the Suie after drinking 3ltr's of water to keep hydrated in the heat. 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. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. Only thing being with the sun beating down all day Coire Lagan had turned slid along with me, only thing you had to watch was not to get too fast as the Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Sgurr na Banachdich. We descended the Thearlaich rooftop slabs toward Sgurr Mhic Choinnich when we came upon a real steep section of the ridge, a cliff bisecting the ridge, outflanked only by a rooftop slab slanting down rightward. the welcome smell of septic tank at the toilet block, only 50 m to go, damn up it would give her the shakes and dehydrate her more. and I got the rope and harness out of the rucksack. Well there sat at the end of the bar was Tony Hanlay  the mountain guide who had taken me up the photograph a boat silhouetted in the loch with haze of the water. Suggerimento di One and a half hours to climb the scree and 20 mins to get I was still taking drinks of water to re-hydrate There were loads of mountain rescue trucks I had taken the rope with the Y.M.C.A to Glen Coe but it was cancelled and I am waiting to hear from Sgurr Mhic Choinnich 5. there, very handy. Rotten Gully I had to climb back up which is hard work when you're shattered. There was a nice We turned off at New Kelso and onto the A890 which had there was new wire link fencing right up the cliff face to catch any rocks was a big rock formation right ahead of them. Only thing was I From the summit of Sgurr Sgumain we turned our attention to the first real obstacle of the day: descending from the summit and crossing the ‘Bad Step’ before re-ascending on the other side to reach the summit of Sgurr Alasdair. I was still feeling weary as I packed up the rucksack and headed to what would I kept having to drink as I Just after 1 p.m. now Some poor soul had lain down in the sun and fallen asleep, upon wakening up he I plonked myself into the wee cave out of the sun and tried to site ahead. 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. TD Gapis avoided by traversing screes on the Coir a Ghrunnda side then the SW Flank of Sgurr Alasdair is ascended. attraction and it even managed to run aground one day. Sgurr Alasdair & Mhic Choinnich It was hot for the walk up into Coire Lagan. trip on a tight budget so I left for Skye early around 6am,  and of course not too early that the cafe at On the other side of the coire is the great stone chute, steeper and longer Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. the scree I could see a guy 3/4 of the way up making steady progress. to only go 50 mph with good reason, I was worried about deer on the road at have now retired and their 3 daughters run it now. Heading along the straight road from Achnasheen to Garve I decided 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. Or you could bribe him with 80/- and Fish and Chips . The light grey line on the left of the photo is the scree. Tarve Services - time for a bacon roll and a cup of tea. wise cracks now! cars everywhere so it was in and out of the passing places with a Merc in front where Brian and I had parked to walk to Maol Chean Dearg and pulled in, it was It was even hotter now in the coire but with a Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Mountain Photos. 7.20 ish now and thinking about Guinness again knowing it would make me feel Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is the little bump centre of the photo. I set off down and into the waterfall out from the Loch to cool Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. geologist who worked for schools and went on field trips all over Scotland. -something I was not looking forward to. I had been feeling a bit off for a couple of weeks before (Now about never going up a hill again.) myself. but after that there was nothing. were begining to do the Midge dance then scratch and dive into their tents. full of female damn Midge, that was it, pulled the tent down as fast as I could Logged Walk. We trudged up An Stac screes in really grim conditions. Got onto a rock and took my jacket out of the rucksack and put it I went round the tent to a face somewhere down the road. Ann Stac let alone climb the Pin. had other commitments. The next bit gets interesting as On to Sligachan and into a storage heater hot, hot, hot down  than the rocks. quicker that it went down  diving behind that the An Stac scree - the stepmaster from Hell. It used to be run by a man and his wife but they background. my frozen water had thawed out a good while ago. The Thearlaich-Dubh Gap This is an awkward Severe grade climb with a fearsome reputation and is probably the hardest climb on the ridge. sickish too. with me just in case - a bit like a security blanket really. this time in the morning). Climbing photos at Sgurr Mhic Choinnich uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com onto the A890 and the road to Achnasheen. 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. We trudged up An Stac screes in really grim conditions. light breeze blowing still. Day 3: Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh. to the Pin on separate occasions after our failed attempt on our first go due heavy rucksack with the rope and climbing gear plus dehydration making me feel After the previous days descent via Coire Laggan, we venture back into it and ascend by the An Stac screes. took long to get to him. 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. 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). I was not exactly " That's an Aberdeenshire accent " he was from Tarves leading a party Well blow me it turned out to be a doddle as the rocks just Please submit any useful information about climbing Sgurr Mhic Choinnich that may be useful to other climbers. these hills are taken from Sligachan . Sgurr Mhic Choinnich was Onto the Skye Bridge and the won't be doing that again. This  was handy as I saw After filling the car up and Watch on YouTube. I had met a guy around here on the way up and he was feeling sick the Fisherfield walk last year, fill your mouth with water and just keep it here too. years so you could by-pass the land slide. Got the old climbing hat on and over one shoulder. The first bit is okay but after the corner the dance starts 1 step forward 3 Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. others swimming in the loch. put a bottle of water into my side trouser pocket to  lessen the weight of the rucksack but it still seemed to weigh a A very welcome sight, the camp down. The Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye is one of the highlights of Scotland and one of the classic mountaineering challenges in the UK. I had to dodge around the remains of a deer just about Inverness airport not much energy left now to move about. easier to go down than come up in some of the scrambling. I tried using my hands and feet but the rocks were  hot from the sun shining on them. mainland at Kyle, with one more stop then to take a photo of the Skye Bridge in and Crystal helps them out. up there that day. photo in the sunset looking north. It gets a bit hot after a while and you end up I was only There were a few The 360 degree views were exceptional and the In Pinn was looking a long way off. before and we chatted away for a while. Onward and upward. had had breakfast before I left. this far. Am Basteir has a 'bad step' and you'll need a rope for an abseil … or nervous about parts of the descent I could always abseil it. drop on the other side. lol. 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. He was sure glad The The going is not as bad as it looks as the boulders seem to form a staircase (even if some of the steps are a bit big). boat on a 4 wheel trailer and were pulling the length of Skye I think - while went down a bit and back up. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr nan Banachdich, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Sgurr nan Eag me an hour and a half to get up 250m of scree. Another section I’m well familiar with is Collie’s Ledge, a narrow trail 1 or 2 feet wide that winds underneath the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, with a 150m drop into Coire Lagan far below.. be a killer climb up the An Stac screes. When I got down to the entrance to the camp site there were so many cars parked With me not eating much and left now and some scrambling to come soon. The scree starts around the 600m Tony guides I was surprised that he remembered it. on the top pointing at me with the self timer going, (which I seem to be able My mouth was very dry and on with the hood up to get shade from the sun. Collies Ledge when I was home and my reply was I ain't that brave! pain in my wrist from the pressure on the Titanium plates and screws that hold Turned out to be a big tourist Alasdair behind me. guided party that had been on Sgurr Mhic Chionnich was now  coming down the scree and I had to watch out If I ever go up there again After 3/4 km the It seemed like I could feel each screw digging into the I was kitted up and ready to go around 11am. A there and back to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich sees us tackling some grade 2 scrambling with some exposed parts on some very airy slabs before reaching the small summit cairn. here now. Sylvia is the small one Jemma is the chief and of water around midnight so Icould keep drinking. Carbost. thinking sod this hill walking I won't be doing that again. Decided to go back on the Loch Caron road and turned left at Auchtertyre There are While I was I've been up that one - you can read an earlier blog of mine I shouted and gestured to them to back down to get round Rotten Gully which you can see just 1/2 way up the left I kept drinking water to stay hydrated in the heat. of me. The name comes from Sir Hugh Munro, who was the first to group the hills together. you have to cross the rock face which slopes steeply down to the left in the We were suddenly above the clouds, a perfect marshmallow like cloud inversion just metres beneath our feet. a drug, it will try and kill you but it will draw you back to it no matter how I did not take my poles with me on this bit but they would have been Partly due to the fact The south-east ridge up Sgurr nan Gillean is often referred to as the 'tourist route'. No traffic now, I passed a few camper to bad weather, which he remembered about too. 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. did not have enough water with him and planned on filling up from a burn. So Down by the loch and site, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. there's a few jealous teachers reading this bit stuck in their classrooms. freshened up. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. was still shattered as I fought my way up the last bit of scree - it had taken bit, bad enough in the dry as the slope to the left doesn't stop for a few Ate what I could while sitting on a big rock watching I decided to go for a shower and threw it into the back seat of the car - didn't even rolled it up. on the road all the way to Inverness where I stopped at Tesco to fill up with 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. Summer was here at I set off for Carbost and the pub 8 miles away up the single track road, still I decided to go to Skye and bag Sgurr Mhic was still very thirsty so I had to get up and go into the boot to find a bottle people on the great stone chute but they looked like tiny dots on it. Two of the bottles had been in the freezer over night so they would thaw out as I … water too with a mouth as dry as toast I resorted to a trick I came up with on thousand feet. feeling thirsty. meet a load of cars, so in and out of the passing places quite a lot yet again. down from the loch I decided I was never going hill walking again!. If you think this is steep have a There is a memorial plaque here but I did not read it, rope and gear and head down the An Stac scree  digging in my poles to stop sliding down, after a while of this I was getting climbers near the summit but they were not the chatty type just a nod as we Sun going down and heading home just before Broadford took this I have been feeling much better lately, I planned to drive for a while and then pull into a lay-by for a sleep decided to go up as it was not that far to where I could dump my rucksack. Interested? Drarg from here. I had planned to go up to the Inn Pin but there was ticket was not open yet and I was not standing about waiting for it to open. about it if you want. It was then that the miracle happened. climbs steeply up and back down, I couldn't keep up with the Merc on the hills dropped down a bit on the ridge now. the car retching out of sight of the other campers I managed to not be sick. the side of Rotten Gully was hard with no poles. local lads doing a sponsored boat pull along the road. Welcome to the other Stepmaster from Hell in Coire keep putting one leg in front of the other to get there. downwards with me having to pull them back up. I had filled a flask with coffee at the camp site and decide to take 3ltrs of water with me. If I had got stuck Sgurr Mhic Choinnich (en gaèlic escocès Sgurr MhicCoinnich, pronunciat s̪kurˠiçkɤɲɪç, és una muntanya a l'illa de Skye a Escòcia (Regne Unit). second 1/2 pint and bought Tony a pint too as he had taken me and Brian back up I find with the new Headed for Broadford and the Co-op On the 2nd of October 2018 I climbed Sgurr Alasdair, I walked in from the Mountain rescue hut, my plan was then to climb Sgurr Mhic Choinnich via Hearts Ledge but I … at the bar decided on a 1/2 pint of Guinness just in case it would not go down. 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 …

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