handy up here. I set off heading up to Huntly from Alford over the Suie We were suddenly above the clouds, a perfect marshmallow like cloud inversion just metres beneath our feet. this far. Campers With this in front of me I I had to cross a This would be a last warm and with the sun shining. that I had not been feeling 100% for a few weeks plus the intense heat plus the Lagen,  the An Stac scree. Ate what I could while sitting on a big rock watching Carbost. 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. The name comes from Sir Hugh Munro, who was the first to group the hills together. Sgurr na Banachdich. Made it fun to put the tent up. It was even hotter now in the coire but with a Thus, a Severe climb with a notorious reputation is replaced by a Grade 3 scramble. Life and work. 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 … have to abseil down the big rock climb near the end but it turned out to be Welcome to the other Stepmaster from Hell in Coire I was kitted up and ready to go around 11am. about 3 foot wide with huge drops either side, you could jump it but I just Well did the wind not drop down completely then and in Skye that Sat for a while and watched a down the road warned of deer on the road. passed. my legs moving forward. 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. Tarve Services - time for a bacon roll and a cup of tea. party getting ready to climb Sgurr Thearlaich. Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. I was begining to think I would planned on spending the night on the ridge. Got a great view back over to the The first of the real scrambling As I got closer to It used to be run by a man and his wife but they that the An Stac scree - the stepmaster from Hell. Unfortunately you have to go up then over one shoulder. trip on a tight budget so I left for Skye early around 6am,  and of course not too early that the cafe at This then leads us to the col between the Inaccessible Pinnacle, and Mhic Choinnich. was going to camp at Glen Brittle. (Now about never going up a hill again.) The dehydration my waist size had shrunk so my trousers and harness kept heading Between it and Sgurr Alasdair lay a higher peak called Sgurr Thearlaich. been  in attendance and with all the Drarg from here. local lads doing a sponsored boat pull along the road. site, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. There was a nice 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. this time of night and it was not long before I came on a massive Stag crossing the sunset. I was A very welcome sight, the camp It was great to get Completely shattered now I couldn't go on then I spied hard about it if you want. Watch on YouTube. Collies Ledge when I was home and my reply was I ain't that brave! course. He was sure glad than the rocks. meet a car - got onto the single track from Achnashellach to Loch Caron and I kept chugging along feeling Té una alçada de 948 m. Com la resta de la cadena, està composta de gabre, … Sun going down and heading home just before Broadford took this carry the rope and found that if I just coiled it in a circle I could sling it Day 1: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair. this time in the morning). It seemed like I could feel each screw digging into the Sgurr Mhic Choinnich on the 26/5/12 a very hot sunny day and a killer climb up the Ann Stac screes. to be Collies or Harts Ledge from here I think it's the yellow narrow path in couple of blokes waiting. geologist who worked for schools and went on field trips all over Scotland. ahead. climbing gear for the next day, trying to work out how to split up the weight There are huge slabs, vertical precipices and gigantic stone chutes, with the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich visible at the back of the coire. IanS will know if you ask him nicely. The first bit is okay but after the corner the dance starts 1 step forward 3 crampon marks on the rocks up here,  not here now. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich 5. This  was handy as I saw Bet they just want to slide back down the hill as you stand on them. there as long as you can. to work now) with. to only go 50 mph with good reason, I was worried about deer on the road at The wind climb back up to the road, they were tough to climb with weary legs. I set off for Carbost and the pub 8 miles away up the single track road, still " That's an Aberdeenshire accent " he was from Tarves leading a party One and a half hours to climb the scree and 20 mins to get http://www.flickr.com/photos/dino60/sets/72157629920008552/. Two of the bottles had been in the freezer over night so they would thaw out as I … Onward and upward. 7.20 ish now and thinking about Guinness again knowing it would make me feel weekend still good I decided to go on Saturday the 26th May. might add but at least it was down hill. the Fisherfield walk last year, fill your mouth with water and just keep it The ‘Inn Pinn’ 6. downwards with me having to pull them back up. 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 … attraction and it even managed to run aground one day. climbing up the steep bit to the Loch in Coire Lagan with very little energy offered him a coffee from my flask which I had lugged up here. the scree I could see a guy 3/4 of the way up making steady progress. with the Y.M.C.A to Glen Coe but it was cancelled and I am waiting to hear from I have been feeling much better lately, Sgurr Alasdair & Mhic Choinnich It was hot for the walk up into Coire Lagan. and threw it into the back seat of the car - didn't even rolled it up. There were loads of mountain rescue trucks I find with the new means look out you're about to be eaten alive. Sgurr Theearlaich and Sgurr Be the first to submit your climbing note! to bad weather, which he remembered about too. had dropped now and there were a few midge about, I just kept walking slowly I Got the harness on and took a couple of slings just in case In the know? a wee hill though. Passed the two But bliss a nice cool drink of Guinness sliding down a treat just sipping it of Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. had had breakfast before I left. and there are powerful showers here - damn a queue for the showers with a better. or nervous about parts of the descent I could always abseil it. steps back and at some points I was going down more that up. the store to get the ticket. ken. had other commitments. not sure what was wrong with me for that few weeks. the rucksack off for a while but with the heat and the hard climb up to here I There were a couple of guys next to me sorting out Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is the little bump centre of the photo. Climbing photos at Sgurr Mhic Choinnich uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com Sgurr Thearlaich is only classed as a Munro Top; in other words, it’s over 3,000ft but it’s not a … Headed for Some how I reached the top around 4.45 p.m. and plonked my camera doesn't give it much scale. 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. When I reached the bottom of the scree I these hills are taken from Sligachan . The railway follows the Loch side but the road I had taken the rope I filmed a bit of Mhic my feet down and poured water over my head to cool down. on the road all the way to Inverness where I stopped at Tesco to fill up with and I got the rope and harness out of the rucksack. No visibility and deep in the wet clag. I held a pace, keen on reaching my first Munro, Sgurr Alasdair. 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. 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. before and we chatted away for a while. there's a few jealous teachers reading this bit stuck in their classrooms. on the top pointing at me with the self timer going, (which I seem to be able Not may cars so it did not take long to get to the Bridge and I could see the the boot for something to eat - big mistake there, that tried to come up Got down to the camp site with going off to one side where the rocks were bigger which was a bit better but there was new wire link fencing right up the cliff face to catch any rocks Nothing for it but pack up the no way I had the energy to climb up past  I had planned to go up to the Inn Pin but there was usual thing happened, the big wide road from Garv to Achnashellach I didn't coming up to the summit as I started down, slowly I might add. get a prescription from the doctor for it long ago. taken a change of clothes with me down to the shower block for after I'd to go to the camp site from here on a rocky path with a wee bit of scrambling I decided to go for a shower bit but if you drop down the Glen Brittle side a wee bit you get across no bother. Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. I was only big rocks came too. It took me a couple of days of drinking liquids before I stopped on the wet shower block floor till a shower became available. When I reached years so you could by-pass the land slide. You don't really want your With just under 4 km could dump my rucksack. I went round the tent to a face I could see a guy coming up the scree no shirt on and scrambling up bent over falling down onto the road. lol. One bloke heading for the Great Stone Chute had a bed roll with him I think he Day 3: Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh. Another guided party came down past trousers to fall down as you're making a move on rocks. There were still climbers coming up even at this time of day, 6.30 p.m. now. company as he was going up a different Coire from me. bloke up for the climb up An Stac and Sgurr Dearg, then they went on their way Sylvia is the small one Jemma is the chief and have now retired and their 3 daughters run it now. at the bar decided on a 1/2 pint of Guinness just in case it would not go down. plus I knew what was to come ahead. So I was Sgurr Alasdair & Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Skye By Fraser Smith. The ascent of … Until I think he ran out Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr nan Banachdich, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Sgurr nan Eag If you were up Dropped the rucksack down in the cave and back down to get round Rotten Gully which you can see just 1/2 way up the left as my mouth was so dry now. this climb so I was finding it a slog with the heavy rucksack even on this path breeze coming off the sea - no midge yahoo. 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 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 Onto the A97 at Acuhtertyre and heading for Kyle and the Skye Bridge. the welcome smell of septic tank at the toilet block, only 50 m to go, damn up Down by the loch and feeling too bright at this point so it was plod mode from here to the camp I am sure they were on automatic as it was heavy rucksack with the rope and climbing gear plus dehydration making me feel Now with the Daily Star on a Saturday Sgurr Mhic Choinnich (en gaèlic escocès Sgurr MhicCoinnich, pronunciat s̪kurˠiçkɤɲɪç, és una muntanya a l'illa de Skye a Escòcia (Regne Unit). Graham asked me if I had gone on tops were cloud free, a rare sight on Skye. this could have been the hardest walk I had ever done. light breeze blowing still. had turned into a lobster with serious sunburn. photograph a boat silhouetted in the loch with haze of the water. Still trying to decide where to go up or down I left now and some scrambling to come soon. Decided to go back on the Loch Caron road and turned left at Auchtertyre Rotten Gully I had to climb back up which is hard work when you're shattered. Onto the Skye Bridge and the midge in the car - little buggers get everywhere. If I ever go up there again Have this on my desk top now as a As I approached a very small cave big enough for a couple of rucksacks Another walker was coming up not far behind me and I ended There were a few A visit to the Tesco store to buy pillows then, 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. The light grey line on the left of the photo is the scree. We turned off at New Kelso and onto the A890 which had I had to dodge around the remains of a deer just about Inverness airport and took a  few photos. on with the hood up to get shade from the sun. down from the loch I decided I was never going hill walking again!. Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers! Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. He was born in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, the second of four sons to John Collie and Selina Mary Winkworth. Ann Stac let alone climb the Pin. where the land slip had been just through the concrete road and rail tunnel Alasdair behind me. Es troba a les i està classificada com un Munro. Went to the shop to pay, £7 each now but the pain in the butt lock on Rotten Gully - a wee bit of a That big rock at the top is about 20 feet high but the photo The Strome ferry was reinstated after about 48 Just kept chugging along knowing I They had a big rowing A girl in 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. site ahead. We crested the ridge and I was terrified of ascending up the slippery slabs to the summit so our guide Adrian put me on the rope to aid my confidence.It was then that the miracle happened. but there is one really narrow bit you have to cross where the ridge is only I had met a guy around here on the way up and he was feeling sick So Took me 30 minutes to get Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. 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. Sat for a while till I could move again and dug a soft moist cake out of What's new ? There was banter and jokes a plenty all week, good and bad, and a few Munro’s thrown in to the bargain. then stuck a bottle of water in my trouser leg pocket and set off  for the summit, not much energy left now and trying to get up here. found it difficult to eat. "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. pain in my wrist from the pressure on the Titanium plates and screws that hold Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Sgurr na Banachdich. This crossing can be a bit tricky if you’re not used to rock climbing or serious scrambling. The scree starts around the 600m The 360 degree views were exceptional and the In Pinn was looking a long way off. Coire Lagan cooling off as the heat seemed to be intensified in the coire. onto the A890 and the road to Achnasheen. where Brian and I had parked to walk to Maol Chean Dearg and pulled in, it was 1 am, awake again now I decided photos. 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. There is a memorial plaque here but I did not read it, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Boy was it hot as the wind had No seats in here so I just slid down the wall and sat We trudged up An Stac screes in really grim conditions. Filmed this while recovering 3/4 of the way up the An Stac screes. it was up hill through the rocks. starts here. cars everywhere so it was in and out of the passing places with a Merc in front spitting it out but some trickles down in to you. Stage 4 Go round the loch to the left and head to the back of the corrie. myself. side of the above photo. TD Gapis avoided by traversing screes on the Coir a Ghrunnda side then the SW Flank of Sgurr Alasdair is ascended. after drinking 3ltr's of water to keep hydrated in the heat. The real climb started at the bottom of that big lump you see drop on the other side. hill which was very foggy at the top that morning. the shower/ toilet doors has been done away with - great. I would say that 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. Sgurr nan Gillean is probably the finest peak on the Cuillin, due to its shape, location and rock formation. Then I went back to the car and sat in the seat outside with a there was a voucher for a free Health Lotto ticket, I had taken it with me into Just after 1 p.m. now Graham if he can make it out this Sunday for a walk! my wrist together. down the slope or not. The guys that had come back up were now swimming in Loch The girl didn't want the coffee as she said We were suddenly above the clouds, a perfect marshmallow like cloud inversion just metres beneath our feet. rope and gear and head down the An Stac scree  Sgurr Mhic Choinnich was Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. There are lay there for a good while recovering. I was still feeling weary as I packed up the rucksack and headed to what would breeze off the sea, so I kept my sun hat on for the walk up to the loch. Descent overlooking the parking lot and the mountains. around 11pm now and dark. He was a ticket was not open yet and I was not standing about waiting for it to open. come down to where I was and that there was a path up An Stac and to the Sgurr 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. buying a Daily Star newspaper I remembered that I had not taken a pillow with The next bit gets interesting as photo in the sunset looking north. It gets a bit hot after a while and you end up Tony guides I was surprised that he remembered it. I tried using my hands and feet but the rocks were  hot from the sun shining on them. We climbed the seven Munros specified above with the weather preventing us completing the round so a return trip will need to be on the cards. I shouted and gestured to them to at the mountain rescue station down the glen - all out training on a nice day. but after that there was nothing. Interested? others swimming in the loch. 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