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Name:Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe
Hill number:825
Height:1027m / 3369ft
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Alsh & Duich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NG 98404 14942
Summit feature:large well built cairn
Col:849m  NG977154  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414N 414S
Observations:adjacent rocks of similar height to cairn base; rock on knoll 70m W is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 579 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
September Glen Affric bagging trips (with David) - long day up five Munros solotleach1215/09/2019
Alan, Andrew, Angela, Craig, Jan, Jane, Jeanie, John, WillieNHWC15/06/2019
1/3 - Started at site of Glenshiel battle - steeply north to ridge, snow to 600m, then to summit via Sgurr nan Spainteach. Occ blustery snow storm, otherwise good vis.wychwood04/03/2019
My 6th Munro! a rather difficult ascent as it was very foggy and we couldn't see a thing.eilidh21/07/2018
With Rod, AndrewOik04/06/2018
Five Sisters of Kintail walk from A87 below Bealach an Lapain. Summits completed: Beinn Odhar, Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr nan Saighead, Beinn Bhuidhe and Sgurr na Moraich. Descended to Loch Duich. Lovely sunny day.knarf30/04/2018
Glasgow and Lancaster Clunie WE Day 2. With Tom O and Peter C. Great day with sunny calm clear weather and perfect viz. Suncream and goggles on for much of day. Bealach an Lapain to Sgurr Fhuaran West Ridgealexmaclennan11/03/2018
With Steve Smith on a traverse of the Kintail Five Sisters ridge - battle memorial to Kintail Lodge Hotel.jonglew22/10/2017
From A87 onto ridge for traverse of Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran and Sgurr nan Saighead. Dropped down to river and followed back.rhalstead10/06/2017
with Gavin on Five Sisters traverse from large GlenSheil FC parking via Bealach na Lapain. All types of weather, with warm sunshine at day's end. about 7 hrs walk. Views minimal until then.niallp15/05/2017
Lovely autumn day with stags roaring all around - mostly bright and partly sunny, gentle breeze. From Morvich, cycled up the glen to car park.Capt Malbec23/10/2016
Ascended from Morvich via Glen Lichd, climbing up to the ridge from Glen Lichd House. A long tough climb to get to the ridge. Fantastic weather, visibility. 9 hours.Roblex10/10/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac10/10/2016
With Brian R. in two hours after getting dropped off on the A87. Misty and calm.Play2End17/06/2016
Five Sisters traversesqueegs20/05/2016
Climbed with Franta, Rike and Chimed as part of the Five Sisters. DMC trip to kintailelectricfox19/03/2016
On New Year trip to Shiel Lodge at Shiel Bridge with CUHWC friends. Linear walk along the Five Sisters back to Shiel Lodge.AGWilliamson28/12/2015
Five Sisters with Andrew and othersMark Jackson28/12/2015
Last of the three munros. Good scrambling and great views as weather cleared. Steep descent.akmilne25/09/2015
mixed weather but ultimately turned out fine. Climbed with AndyFCMark25/09/2015
With Ian.Dangerous Dave19/09/2015
John, Tony, Jennie Paul, Eleanor BobChris Blake14/09/2014
Hot humid and sunny day. Rain previous night so ground was wet. Great views. Returned by dropping from Belach an Lapain to Gleann LichdJhimmy29/07/2013
With Hannah on 5 Sisters Ridge Desperate Stan20/07/2013
Climbed Andy Brown & Oliver Stephenson.Davidjones27/04/2013
DMC Kintail Meet - Five sisters route from Bealach an Lapain across the three munros. Due to deteriorating weather etc dropped off W flank of final munro and paddled across river to road!jonbowyer20/10/2012
1 & 3 of 8: Bus from AultaChruinn to start of walk. Then up to ridge and bypassed Spainteach in cloud. Snowing. Went back to Spainteach and then returned here.ChrisR21/09/2012
Five Sisters routeCaralynR19/09/2012
Transit of all 5 sisters plus the 5 'brothers'.dickscroop11/06/2012
with Markgrimjimm02/06/2012
1st of 3 with Jim. From the carpark it's 550m straight up to belach, left to Sisters, Right to Brothers. Some scrambling on way over, an easy downclimb I recall. Leave a 2nd car towards end of route!!bowzi02/06/2012
with Dave & Dinnyemma702707/04/2012
before sgurr na carnach and sgurr fhuaranmn2320/10/2011
Climbed this as 1st of 3 sisters of Kintail. Climbed in heavy rain and poor visibility. Snow up to knee deep near summit. Climbed with Maggie. Norman dropped us off beyond Glen Shiel battle site and went canoeing with Elspeth and Al.dave neilson20/10/2011
round of squrr fhurarin, squrr na carnach, squrr ciste duibhe, saileag, squrr a bhealaich, and aonach meadhoin from shiel bridge cycled back from cluanie inn to shiel bridge.robertphillips12/06/2011
As part of Five Sisters of Kintail, with Clare on a fine day.alwaysinshorts05/06/2011
3rd of day and 8th total, cloud had lifted well above the summits, good visibility. returned back via valley to north. Very beautiful walk, waterfalls well worth seeing.Edgemaster14/04/2011
Five SistersHarper10010/10/2010
Week in Glen Shiel with Richard. Very steep ascent. Low wind but poor visibility on tops.amcculloch08/02/2010
179th - Allan - from Glenshiel battlesite, clear dry day, snow from 800m, return along valley to Achnagart Farm and along road to carpark.RGibbs08/02/2010
Conquest of 5 Sisters with Mike C & John McD - Snow above 800mbarnz4807/11/2009
Cluanie to Loch Duich via North Glen Shiel Ridge. Day 20 of 59 for all Munros. 21km, +/-2250m, 11 hours.PGCE16/04/2009
With kev, jenny Dave and Jill. Having two cars meant we could traverse the five sisters from the col west of Saileag all the way to Sgurr na Moraich in one hit. Over cast but no snow. A grand day outmindlessflogger25/12/2008
Cairngorm Club overnight meet. With Eilidh Scobbie and Marj Ewan. We were dropped off below Bealach an Lapain. We went up a path which goes up a gap between forests and not far from the forest lying to the east of the gap. At the top of the forest it goes east a little above the forest before ascending again and reaching Bealach an Lapain. We went westward on the ridge to Sgurr nan Spainteach, reaching it at 19:00. I saw a figure on the summit of Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe which later was discovered to be Rhona Fraser, another club member. We continued to the summit of Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, reached at 20:10. We descended towards the col with Sgurr na Carnach, meeting Rhona. I found out later that she continued eastwards after she left us and got to Saileag. This was her Munro number 1000 ascent - a fine achievement. We continued to the summit of Sgurr na Carnach and then Sgurr Fhuaran.pwbellarby21/06/2008
With Will, Morvich to A87 & hitching down the road.Grinner07/06/2008
Munro 170 2007 compleationancient brit25/07/2007
With I.McSkimming & D.FlemingHighland Days04/06/2007