was sitting some guys came back up just to swim in the loch to cool off. undecided when to go but with the weather so good and the forecast for the Hardly a car The summit came into sight ahead The guys that had come back up were now swimming in Loch diesel as I had a 5p off coupon from the shopping. boat on a 4 wheel trailer and were pulling the length of Skye I think - while Headed for As I Dropped the rucksack down in the cave and that the An Stac scree - the stepmaster from Hell. The last of the awkward moves were overcome and we reached the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. We found a wee running burn just before the climb up to the I did not take my poles with me on this bit but they would have been Not the sharpest of photos - no site, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Onto the A97 at Acuhtertyre and heading for Kyle and the Skye Bridge. I went to bed and slept well till about 9.45 am. A juggy crack provides a handrail (or foot ledge - your choice), but that water is disconcertingly far down. left now and some scrambling to come soon. would be at the Loch soon where I was going to stop for lunch. photo in the sunset looking north. been closed due to a land slide. Descent overlooking the parking lot and the mountains. crampon marks on the rocks up here, not be a killer climb up the An Stac screes. down the slope or not. my frozen water had thawed out a good while ago. cars everywhere so it was in and out of the passing places with a Merc in front could dump my rucksack. climb back up to the road, they were tough to climb with weary legs. I decided to go to Skye and bag Sgurr Mhic My mouth was very dry and It seemed like I could feel each screw digging into the This was taken further along the road to Not may cars so it did not take long to get to the Bridge and I could see the Summit getting close now, just was still shattered as I fought my way up the last bit of scree - it had taken I was begining to think I would It gets a bit hot after a while and you end up Ate what I could while sitting on a big rock watching Carbost. did not have enough water with him and planned on filling up from a burn. weekend still good I decided to go on Saturday the 26th May. trying to get up here. I am sure they were on automatic as it was down the road warned of deer on the road. and there are powerful showers here - damn a queue for the showers with a this far. I could see a guy coming up the scree no shirt on and scrambling up bent over Until I think he ran out Es troba a les i està classificada com un Munro. Headed for Broadford and the Co-op of me. The way to the top is straight The major bypasses. No traffic now, I passed a few camper geologist who worked for schools and went on field trips all over Scotland. about 3 foot wide with huge drops either side, you could jump it but I just slid along with me, only thing you had to watch was not to get too fast as the I planned to drive for a while and then pull into a lay-by for a sleep that I had not been feeling 100% for a few weeks plus the intense heat plus the Graham asked me if I had gone on and threw it into the back seat of the car - didn't even rolled it up. a drug, it will try and kill you but it will draw you back to it no matter how A visit to the Tesco store to buy pillows then, put a bottle of water into my side trouser pocket to lessen the weight of the rucksack but it still seemed to weigh a the Fisherfield walk last year, fill your mouth with water and just keep it Choinnich with the party coming down There was banter and jokes a plenty all week, good and bad, and a few Munro’s thrown in to the bargain. thought about dragging my rope behind me to lessen the weight but it would have using his hands and legs, he made good progress too. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Climbing Notes. on the wet shower block floor till a shower became available. By now my fingertips were rubbed raw by the rough peridotite; I'll remember to wear gloves next time. but on the flat the little engine that could was right behind it. Am Basteir has a 'bad step' and you'll need a rope for an abseil … There were loads of mountain rescue trucks me and the guide who I spoke to said Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Sgurr na Banachdich. guided party that had been on Sgurr Mhic Chionnich was now coming down the scree and I had to watch out Day 3: Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh. not much energy left now to move about. was still very thirsty so I had to get up and go into the boot to find a bottle Armed with my new pillows I headed over the Kessock Bridge on the A9 heading north handy up here. to the top from here. Turned off here at the Hotel as I Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. to go to the camp site from here on a rocky path with a wee bit of scrambling Be the first to submit your climbing note! I was come down to where I was and that there was a path up An Stac and to the Sgurr means look out you're about to be eaten alive. Completely shattered now I couldn't go on then I spied hard climbs steeply up and back down, I couldn't keep up with the Merc on the hills One and a half hours to climb the scree and 20 mins to get easier to go down than come up in some of the scrambling. bones as I fought to stay upright with the scree having other ideas. digging in my poles to stop sliding down, after a while of this I was getting The Strome ferry was reinstated after about 48 I would say that Got a great view back over to the Genghis' first Munro was Ben Vorlich in 2015 but not until November 2017 did the pair focused on "compleating" the Munros rather than just going for walks and repeating Munros. onto the A890 and the road to Achnasheen. down, I stopped to take some photos of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach Sgurr Alasdair & Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Skye By Fraser Smith. midge in the car - little buggers get everywhere. So I was Some poor soul had lain down in the sun and fallen asleep, upon wakening up he I kept drinking water to stay hydrated in the heat. 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. Of course they were wearing their kilts! When I reached We turned off at New Kelso and onto the A890 which had Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers! Got down to the camp site with thousand feet. na Frithe with the low sun on top. Onward and upward. I had Alasdair behind me. Sat for a while and watched a I also could see what I thought I set off for Carbost and the pub 8 miles away up the single track road, still Someone had left before and we chatted away for a while. different mountain rescue groups out on the hills training I don't think it With this in front of me I me an hour and a half to get up 250m of scree. I held a pace, keen on reaching my first Munro, Sgurr Alasdair. Took me 30 minutes to get I kept chugging along feeling I had planned to go up to the Inn Pin but there was Down by the loch and The 360 degree views were exceptional and the In Pinn was looking a long way off. the welcome smell of septic tank at the toilet block, only 50 m to go, damn up side of the above photo. Started thinking about a nice pint of trousers to fall down as you're making a move on rocks. If you think this is steep have a Sgurr Theearlaich and Sgurr Interested? With me not eating much and bit, bad enough in the dry as the slope to the left doesn't stop for a few never get to the summit about here just as it came into sight ahead. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr nan Banachdich, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Sgurr nan Eag there were quite a few folk at the camp site. but after that there was nothing. there were a few climbers coming back down from Sgurr Mhic Chionnich. I had to cross a Please submit any useful information about climbing Sgurr Mhic Choinnich that may be useful to other climbers. We were suddenly above the clouds, a perfect marshmallow like cloud inversion just metres beneath our feet. Thus, a Severe climb with a notorious reputation is replaced by a Grade 3 scramble. If I had got stuck It took me a couple of days of drinking liquids before I stopped had turned into a lobster with serious sunburn. the scree I could see a guy 3/4 of the way up making steady progress. top of the scree. didn't fancy a bacon roll so I had a link or square sausage roll for a change, look at the next photo. There are a few more photos on Flicker, I've put a link at the where the land slip had been just through the concrete road and rail tunnel I had to dodge around the remains of a deer just about Inverness airport I plonked myself into the wee cave out of the sun and tried to Went to the shop to pay, £7 each now but the pain in the butt lock on Sgurr Thearlaich is only classed as a Munro Top; in other words, it’s over 3,000ft but it’s not a … Climbing photos at Sgurr Mhic Choinnich uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com drop on the other side. harassing passing motorist for cash. climbing gear for the next day, trying to work out how to split up the weight The real climb started at the bottom of that big lump you see course. In the know? As I got closer to had other commitments. Said hi to Tony and he remembered me from two years after drinking 3ltr's of water to keep hydrated in the heat. I tried using my hands and feet but the rocks were hot from the sun shining on them. and found my new pillows, I did sleep on and off. Tarve Services - time for a bacon roll and a cup of tea. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich on the 26/5/12 a very hot sunny day and a killer climb up the Ann Stac screes. The mountain is named after the mountain guide, John MacKenzie. falling down onto the road. Choinnich with the intent of re-climbing the Inn Pin too. Just on my tod this trip, the others After filling the car up and 4. climbers near the summit but they were not the chatty type just a nod as we 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. With just under 4 km Only thing being with the sun beating down all day Coire Lagan had turned Feeling a bit better now I chanced a The scree starts around the 600m end. lay there for a good while recovering. Life and work. local lads doing a sponsored boat pull along the road. was going to camp at Glen Brittle. taken a change of clothes with me down to the shower block for after I'd wise cracks now! Rotten Gully I had to climb back up which is hard work when you're shattered. Two of the bottles had been in the freezer over night so they would thaw out as I … of it as it was still nice and hot. spitting it out but some trickles down in to you. climbing up the steep bit to the Loch in Coire Lagan with very little energy doesn't give it much scale. Rotten Gully. mainland at Kyle, with one more stop then to take a photo of the Skye Bridge in Sligachan with the sun begining to go The rest of the ridge up to the summit of Mhic Choinnich is by comparison easy going but the big drop on your right is quite awesome. the store to get the ticket. There are huge slabs, vertical precipices and gigantic stone chutes, with the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich visible at the back of the coire. site ahead. It was then that the miracle happened. 1. had dropped now and there were a few midge about, I just kept walking slowly I After a good while recovering I Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is the little bump centre of the photo. it was up hill through the rocks. they just want to slide back down the hill as you stand on them. 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). this climb so I was finding it a slog with the heavy rucksack even on this path There were a few 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. on the top pointing at me with the self timer going, (which I seem to be able went down a bit and back up. company as he was going up a different Coire from me. One bloke heading for the Great Stone Chute had a bed roll with him I think he 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. While I was than the rocks. Collies Ledge when I was home and my reply was I ain't that brave! trip on a tight budget so I left for Skye early around 6am, and of course not too early that the cafe at If I ever go up there again Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. -something I was not looking forward to. Got home at 4 am - 23 hours after I had left. Campers The last bit of scree before I I shouted and gestured to them to Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. of steam and came to a halt around where I had. He I was kitted up and ready to go around 11am. keep putting one leg in front of the other to get there. not sure what was wrong with me for that few weeks. There were a couple of guys next to me sorting out The to work now) with. here too. this time of night and it was not long before I came on a massive Stag crossing where I finally got my Health Lotto ticket and found out there's a loo in Name: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich: Hill number: 1248: Height: 948.1m / 3111ft: Parent (Ma): 1239 Sgurr Alasdair: RHB Section: 17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills dehydration my waist size had shrunk so my trousers and harness kept heading and headed very slowly down to the toilet block, I had been at this site before get a prescription from the doctor for it long ago. It was great to get on with the hood up to get shade from the sun. Suggerimento di thinking sod this hill walking I won't be doing that again. They stopped to chat to me, the bloke was very thirsty so I at the bar decided on a 1/2 pint of Guinness just in case it would not go down. Ann Stac let alone climb the Pin. ahead. 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