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Name:Ciste Dhubh
Hill number:811
Height:1108m / 3635ft
Parent (Ma):803  Carn Eige [Carn Eighe]
Parent (SMC):804  Mam Sodhail
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Beauly
Class:Subsimm, Deleted Munro Top
(sSim,xMT)
Grid ref:NH 11409 24623
Summit feature:rock
Drop:22m
Col:1086m  NH116248  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 414N
Observations:cairn 140m SW at NH 11289 24546 and rock 250m E at NH 11661 24658 are both lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 125 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo neil hutton31/05/2018
From Mam Sodhail. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/05/2018
revisit for the tops ACW round squrr na lapaich, mullach cadha rainich, mam sodhail, an tudair north top, an tudair, ciste dhubh, stob coire coulavie, creag coire nan each, from glen affric road end.robertphillips14/05/2017
Climbed solo. Walked from Glen Affric hostel down valley to Coire Ghaidheil bridge (where I had left my bike previous day). Climbed up stalkers path to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil and thence continued on sloping/traversing path to the north-east. This eventually peters out in a steep rocky area to the SW of Mam Sodhail, where I continued the traverse (rough going!) to reach the bealach south of Carn Eighe. Ascended Carn Eighe. Originally intended to continue north to Beinn Fhionnlaidh, but time was short, so I returned south to bealach, thence southwards over Mam Sodhail and Ciste Dhubh (fine cairn - didn't deserve to lose status as a Munro Top!) before heading west to meet the ascent path. Retraced my ascent back down to Glen Affric, cycling the last 2 miles to the hostel. Weather dry but mist over 1000m stubborn to clear until very late in the day. Excellent views east from Carn Eighe and saw a brocken spectre on Mam Sodhail. These are giant, remote mountains - very friendly in benign wejamessteel10021/08/2016
Part of two-day backpack of Loch Mullardoch Munros.mikejacobs30/07/2016
Possibly 2nd time on this hill.clashcityrocker02/04/2016
First of the day from the campsite at Strawberry Cottage. 7am top in warm sunny weather.Play2End03/07/2015
5 of 7: From Stob Coire Coulavie.ChrisR07/05/2013
From Glen Affric YHA winter room. Mostly in clouddickscroop29/03/2012
Cycle & walk with Dave M - mist & cloud, but clear at summitbarnz4801/10/2011
self when doing all the Affric topsdavidsbatty07/08/2009
Walking into Strawberry Cottage over Sgurr na Lapaich (picking off Munroe Tops)and Mam SodhailJamesSDonald10/07/2009
Glen Affric to Carn Eighe & back down Coire LeachavieAJones20/12/2008
Solo. From car park at road end in Glen Affric. After ascending Creag Coire nan Each. I went on to Stob Coire Coulavie, a deleted top, and Ciste Dubh, another deleted top. There are two tops on Ciste Dubh, the first having a cairn and a very steep drop on the east side. The second has no cairn and is about 1m higher. My 2003 edition of 1:50,000 map gives the height of the latter as 1108m. There is only a very small drop before the final climb up Solo. From car park at road end in Glen Affric. After ascending Creag Coire nan Each. I went on to Stob Coire Coulavie, a deleted top, and Ciste Dubh, another deleted top. There are two tops on Ciste Dubh, the first having a cairn and a very steep drop on the east side. The second has no cairn and is about 1m higher. My 2003 edition of 1:50,000 map gives the height of the latter as 1108m. There is only a very small drop before the final climb up Màm Sodhail begins. From Màm Sodhail continued to Beinn Fhionnlaidh. Sodhail begins. From Màm Sodhapwbellarby28/06/2007
CK SheilaS03/06/2007
With Niel on way into Strawberry Cottage completing Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich, Carn Eighe, Beinn Fhonnlaidh, Mam Sodhail + 9 Tops, 34km, 2680m, in 14.0hrJamesSDonald16/06/2006
Had to abandon plan to bag Beinn Fhionnlaidh at this point as it would have meant walking back for miles into a gale. Instead,we walked to Loch Coulavie, relatively sheltered, and joined the track in Glen Affric back to Alltbeithe.pwheeler25/05/1999
With TimRobF25/10/1998
From Affic YH, loop around An Socach, to Carn Eighe, Fhionnlaidh, Dheiragain and Ceathreamhan and back to YH, inc. all tops. Grand day out!nordicstar03/05/1998
Galltywenallt24/04/1998
On way to Coire nan Each from Mam Sodhail.Aye Jimmy11/05/1996
first ascent, solo, goc 1995, snow showers some heavy turning to rain. climbed the 3 munros from a wild camp by loch mullardoch on the way out to the cluanie inn for the night. met chris brasher on the hike out.rum doodle 15/05/1995
Munro top clear up around Mam Sodhail from Glen Affric.Eddie31/05/1994
Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail and Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Glen Affric, with many an accompanying Top RHW27/05/1987
Second winter circuit from Affric YH (left open in those days).jimbloomer19/03/1984
SK Uisdean2520/11/1982
From the north side of Loch Affric I headed for Coire nan Each and crossed this top enroute to Mam Sodhail.bolton24/10/1982
*MacAoidh20/06/1982
With Rod, RonOik23/07/1980
With Rod, Ron and Grant from Glen Affric up the stalkers path, then on to Mam Sodhail and Carn Eighe with two of the Leicester family while the guys went of to where I'd been yesterday. SS18/07/1980
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