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Sgurr Coire Choinnichean


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.
796 m (2611 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.
169 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Peak of the mossy corrie

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.

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

Sgurr Coire Choinnichean is one of the smaller Corbetts, but given that it sits with feet in salt water, you will have to climb every inch of it.

Sgurr Coire Choinnichean is the most westerly top on a long steep sided ridge forming the N side of Gleann an Dubh-Lochain.

The two easiest ascents, avoiding the steepest slopes are from the track from Inverie through Mam Uidhe via the easier W slopes to the S end of the summit ridge, or from track in Gleann an Dubh-Lochain to the col connecting to Stob an Uillt-fhearna (661m).

Hazards you may encounter on Sgurr Coire Choinnichean include
 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.
Picture Gallery for Sgurr Coire Choinnichean

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Sgurr Coire Choinnichean Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Sgurr Coire Choinnichean
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
23.0 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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Fantastic, heated, 2-4 berth campervans for hire

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgurr Coire Choinnichean.

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 Routes that include Sgurr Coire Choinnichean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 950 m 12.68 km 4.5 hrs Sgurr Coire Choinnichean  Short easy route to steeper rocky summit. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgurr Coire Choinnichean

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David Peden summit Sgurr Coire Choinnichean

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself summit Sgurr Coire Choinnichean

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Summit cairn on Sgurr Coire Choinnichean: 29th May 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Angela and I at the top of Sgurr Coire Choinnichean: 17th May 2010

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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Paul Buchanan on 17 Aug 2018
Richard Coe on 23 Jul 2018

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Sgurr Coire Choinnichean
by David McSporran

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Adam Rixon
wrote on
September 28, 2010
SMC route recommends ascending via Mam Uidhe track to top of forestry plantation, then W up open hillside (faint paths) to the foot of the summit ridge. I'd suggest this is a better option than ascending directly N from the forest above Inverie up the W side of the gulley. We descended the gulley route and found it very rough going - steep, boggy and very tussocky. The SMC ascent posed no such problems. The gulley and the summit ridge are impressive and the coastal setting gives superb views, especially of the Cuillin.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
June 22, 2009
3rd June 2009. A good path leads through the woods above Inverie village to a ladder stile at the forest fence. The open country is trackless until the gullies of Slochd a’ Mhogha are reached, where a path leads over to the south-west ridge and up to the summit.

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