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Sgurr Choinnich


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
999 m (3277 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
139 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Rocky peak of the moss

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Sgurr Choinnich is the most westerly of a group of three mountains at the W end of Loch Monar.

Sgurr Choinnich has steep and rocky slopes with crags on its N face. Most other slopes are steep but accessible.

The curved summit ridge is orientated NW to SE then S to Sgurr na Conbhaire (881m), overlooking Loch Monar. To the W a narrow ridge slopes down to Bealach Bernais and this is the normal ascent route. To the E a narrow col leads to Sgurr a' Chaorachain.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Choinnich include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Choinnich.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Choinnich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1561 m 18.25 km 6.5 hrs Sgurr a' Chaorachain [Monar] and Sgurr Choinnich  Moderate route with some steep slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Choinnich

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Choinnich

Superb views from the summit of Choinnich 999m 16/06/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James looking relaxed at summit of Sgurr Choinnich 999m. 16/06/2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

me and mick at the 3rd top of the great wkend

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Lynda at summit Sgurr Choinnich 10th July 2010, with Sgurr a Chaorachain behind.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Post a few words about Sgurr Choinnich or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
This hill sits in a great location amongst some other fine hills. We approached this hill from Craig taking a bike for the first few km even if it was pushed most of the way. After leaving the bikes we made way for the Bealach Bearnais and ascended the hill via its North West ridge which offered occasional easy scrambling. The first hill on a day that also included Sgurr a' Chaorachain & Maoile Lunndaidh.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 01 Sep 2015 New year bag Peter Mcmanus Sgurr a' Chaorachain [Monar] and Sgurr Choinnich Not Yet Rated
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