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Sgurr Mhic 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.
948 m (3110 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.
217 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.
Mackenzie's rocky peak

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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  32   South Skye & Cuillin Hills
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is one of the more difficult peaks on the Black Cuillin Ridge.

The Cuillin are composed of gabbro rock which gives wonderful grip even when wet, but these mountains have steep faces and narrow ridges which invariably require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach the summit.

The ascent of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich starts in Coire Laggan at the NE corner of the Loch. The only route accessible to non-climbers is up scree (very tiring) to the col then scramble SE to summit (exposed).

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
 Rock Climb required to reach summit.
 Magnetic rock, compass bearings inacurate.
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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North West Highlands
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Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
by Metcheck
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 960 m 9.15 km 3.5 hrs Sgurr Mhic Choinnich  The Cuillin should not be attempted unless you are comfortable with scrambling and exposure. You are recommended to purchase and study a higher scale map of the Black Cuillin of Skye before attempting an ascent.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

 Baggers Gallery for Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

Summit No 3 of my two day 19.5hr Traverse :-)

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Mhic Choinnich in the back ground , the Inn Pinn next.

© Calum Dinnes

Image by Calum Dinnes

Me on top,29.5.10.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Between Sgurr Mhic Coinnich and An Stac: May 2000

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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Robert Wall
wrote on
October 16, 2005
Climbed this with Nan eag, dhub mor and sgur alistair on 29th Sept 05 in a great day out. Scariest munro yet climbed with loads of exposure on some "slick" patches of basalt amongst the Gabro. The climb from Alistair via Sgurr Mhic Choinnich to the An stac screes was awesome and heartstopping. Best day on the hills yet. Fierce mountains A buzz!!!

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