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Name:A' Chailleach
Hill number:623
Height:929.2m / 3049ft
Parent (Ma):621  Carn Dearg
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NH 68112 04168
Summit feature:cairn/windshelter
Drop:108.3m
Col:820.9m  NH 6745 0432  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL56 402
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 554 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A’Chailleach & Carn Sgulain from behind NewtonmoreAjm031017/11/2018
With Keith.christine9928/05/2018
With ChristineKeith9925/05/2018
Keith Armour, Craig Brackenridge, Barry McGarahan Final hill of three on a early summers day Lovely.ian-e05/05/2018
On skis, with Tim Elliot. On way to Carn Sgulain. neil hutton17/03/2018
Climbed with Baz C. started at car park NW of Newtonmore. 1st of 2 today.187lenny17/09/2017
with Jamie, John and Stephenjoedurham8820/08/2017
Revisit for the tops,ACW round of creag na h lolaire, geal charn, A chailleach, carn squlain, meall a bhothain, carn ballach, carn ban, carn dearg, carn dearg SE top,carn macoul,robertphillips17/04/2017
Afternoon walk with Carn Sgulain. Cloudy on the way there, blue sky on the way back! A bit of a slog up via the bothy.twg2712/03/2017
up from newtonmore cold snowy climbiannotts28/02/2017
C. Some snow.This Dog19/01/2017
Done prior to Carn Sigulain- the plan was to grab Carn Dearg as well- but the wind was too strong- I chickened out.chillyman803/10/2016
Monadhliath ridge from Glen Banchory via Dalballoch to Carn Macoul, Carn Dearg, intermmediate summits to Carn Sgulain and A'Chailleach and down to Glen Banchorykdbennett02/10/2016
Across the bog from Carn Sgulain. Solo.Dangerous Dave20/09/2016
Low cloud on top but intermittent views there. Sunbeams beyond Newtownmore rather fine. Done by myself. Maggies x 2 at Glenmore.dave neilson04/09/2016
CUHWC Roy Bridge trip.AGWilliamson23/09/2015
Solo - lovely hot dayLoz_mck03/08/2015
Re-visit of this Munro after a walk up in Feb '99. Took path up to the hut on the hillside and then to the top.Buteobuteo05/07/2015
Glen Banchor-A'Chailleach-Carn Sgulain-Glen Banchor. With Paul & Helen.MorecambeMonkey01/05/2015
First time from EKMC bus with Alan Brydie. Again with Sid Alan Avril Carol on first EKMC Christmas weekend at Mill Cottagemunromurph19/04/2015
2nd time.PGCE17/04/2015
Weather fair with snow on ground.MountainMac13/03/2015
With David (he's lovely). First day of honeymoon (loving it). Xxxamelialloyd08/01/2015
Solo round of 3 Newtonmore Munros - no snow. Very poor visibility. Severe southwesterly headwind on the 7km high level traverse. Cloud cleared on the last summitwychwood31/10/2014
Up the glen of the Allt a'Chaorainn by the track from the lane-end car park above Newtonmore (NN 69275 99579), over bridge (hidden in trees - branch path to it marked by a small cairn). Then up by ATV track and trackless moor to summit. Continued on to Carn Sgulain.marktrengove15/08/2014
Solo round of the Monadhliath '3' Warm and dry so the bog factor on this round was less troublesome than it can be. Easy ascent to A'Chailleach.Roblex17/07/2014
On the top at 8.30pm then to a camp by Allt Fionndrighmick30/05/2014
Start out just out of Newtonmore, head up A'Chailleach first, across to Carn Sgulain, along the ridge to Carn Ban, upto Carn Dearg and back along the valleys to Newtonmore. Long, Beautiful route.mattrcarter13/05/2014
Great Wx. Red deer, ptarmigan, mountain hare. With DW.CJM07/02/2014
A winters day needed crampons on top. Lost a thermal glove due to winds. A very long walk back down. Saved by a cup of tea and a scone. Two munro's togetherEileen O'Neil24/01/2014
In horrible weather when ski centre closed. Good snow at summit.CaralynR06/01/2014
A round of A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, Carn Dearg and it's tops.rhalstead25/06/2013
NMC Easter trip (Winter conditions)ajsburns31/03/2013
Nice easy summit - but whiteout above 800m.jim_aramis16/03/2013
With Kenny & CathJamesSDonald09/02/2013
First day of LUMC Kingussie triprobertgn29/12/2012
With AP. Approx date. I think we did both these munros.douglas_easton15/07/2012
Estimated date - done solo. Last of 4 Munros of the day. Nobody seen all day.Aimless Rambler14/05/2012
Hyperopic24/09/2011
Climbed from the end of the lane from Newtonmore. Took in the other 2 Munros.isabelle30/08/2011
a chailleach, carn squlain, carn dearg.robertphillips02/05/2011
Debs Goska RosieMountain Goat24/04/2011
day started drzzle and misty. Found wooden bridge by chance! Boggy approach to top. Paths all over the place.Jhimmy23/04/2011
Solo, 1hr to bothy then at summit in 2hr30. Freezing day and ground very boggy, totally sapping. Make sure you find the bridge that you can't see from the path! First of three.bowzi23/03/2011
David OChris Blake22/03/2011
windy, cold deep snow toughest day on hills to dateLizzieG13/03/2011
Solo walk - excellent day with great vis and sunshine. A little bit of wind on top. Bogville on way up!amcculloch03/05/2010
With Rob day after Bynack More and Brenda's description o their 11 hour epic returning by torchlight. Ascent to A Chailleach followed by Carn Sgullain. We contemplated the plateau walk to Carn Dearg and decided if the girls could do it so could we! A mdavid.walker4001/05/2010
Climed with other 2 Mondalaith hillsakmilne28/04/2010
Daytrip with MarkBronagh29/03/2010