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Name:Ciste Dhubh
Hill number:834
Height:979m / 3212ft
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Beauly, Catchment Boundaries, Ness
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NH 06240 16608
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Drop:388m
Col:591m  NH061148  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414N 414S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 481 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Circuit of Sgurr a'Bhealaich Dheirg, Aonach Mheadhoin and Ciste DhubhGeoff Briggs29/05/2019
with Paul- snow and wind but tops clearyounggl05/05/2019
Found Ben the Bear on topalda20/08/2018
With Penda. Via Am Bathach from spot height 224 at Northern extremity of Loch Cluanie, space for a couple of cars. Back down via An Caorann Beag. Great views throughout, blisteringly hot day.beorwulf24/05/2018
Andrew Dyson neil hutton22/05/2018
Glasgow and Lancaster Clunie WE Day 1. With Tom O. Forecast was high winds. Avoided Am Bathach. Steady slog through thick snow to Bealach, steep ascent onto shoulder of Ciste Dubh then steady slog to summit. 5 hoursalexmaclennan10/03/2018
With Steve Smith. From the road, Am Bathach first. Dropped down to An Caorann Mor for the walk back.jonglew24/10/2017
From Cluanie Inn, following track along An Caorann Beag to Bealach a' Choinich then along ridge to summit, return same way (day much wetter than expected - abandoned idea of also traversing Aonach Meadhoin)kdbennett22/10/2017
Solo walk in worsening wet and windy conditionsbarnz4830/05/2017
With Sheenjennygraham27/11/2016
Nice looking hill. Big drop between 3rd hille and this one. Reasonably tough climb. Great views of surrounding hills from this one.akmilne13/10/2016
after 3 relatively easy hills, a good bit of height was lost before heading up here.FCMark13/10/2016
Weather fair with low cloud.MountainMac27/05/2016
With GHC. Fresh snow. Wild wet weather back to Cluanie Inn.Play2End26/03/2016
From Glen Sheil, An Cnapach, Ciste Dhubh, Sgurr an Fhuarail, Aonach Meadhoin, Sgurr a'Bhealaich Dheirg, WT and Saileag.rhalstead27/09/2015
Carn Dearg MC meet Kintail. 2nd time on this hill.clashcityrocker05/09/2015
With Grant and Rod from Cluanie. Straight out and back with mist on top Bit glarry in places considering it's June.SS22/06/2015
With Steve, Rod, StevenOik22/06/2015
With Christine. Cloudy day, but lifted. Nice grassy ridge at the summit.Keith9917/10/2014
From parking spot to East of Cluanie Inn over Am Bathach and on to the easy but exposed South ridge of Ciste Dhubhisabelle05/08/2014
From Cluanie Inn. Some wet snow. Ascent of south side is steep with poor path. Cloud, drizzle all daywychwood25/03/2014
With RhysLoz_mck21/09/2013
climbed twice once solo and second time with Tom Noblemunromurph30/08/2013
With Colin.alistairpooler25/11/2012
Parked opposite the Clunie inn. Still undecided if the left or right hand banks are best for approach. Final climb to top has a narrow path on edge of ridge to wake you up a bit. Descent was by the Corbett.Jhimmy17/07/2012
Solo. Walked from Inn and decided to head up break in chopped forest, total mistake! Got onto path and topped Corbett before descent to belach and up to Ciste Dhubh. Narrow and steep ridge, boggy walk out!bowzi03/06/2012
After a lot of snow a short day on a south facing ridgedickscroop05/04/2012
solo mopping up operationShutterlag28/03/2012
JimT15/07/2011
am bathach,ciste dhubh, in the morning and beinn sgrithheall in the afternoon.robertphillips18/06/2011
Long bog trot sand surprisingly ridgy ridge amandapigerg06/06/2011
From Cluanie Inn. Late start waiting for cloud cover to lift. Long boggy walk in and up!! Ridge very ridgy in parts good visibility from top! Return by bog!!!akraw06/06/2011
Wind, what a wind. A pleasant summit. Like its small back face. Still on a high from doing Inn Pin from previous day. Company: Soloiandesbottes21/05/2011
ghaley13/07/2010
G&MG Rona AnnetteChris Blake04/07/2010
ran with alextom smith28/04/2010
Hyperopic14/03/2010
Climbed all 4 on ridge with Richard. Start 0730, finish (back to car) 1630. Excellent vis / conditions. Very low wind. Quick ascent and easy decent thanks to good snow conditionsamcculloch12/02/2010
189th - Allan - from Cluanie Inn, walked along A87 then headed to Bealach an Lapain, clear dry day, complete snow coverage above 800m. Earliest start to a walk of 7.30am, back at car 11hr later.RGibbs12/02/2010
4 of 10: From An Cnapach.ChrisR16/10/2009
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave17/07/2009
From Mullach Fraoch choire descended into Coire Odhar and to tarn in valley bottom. Climbed Ciste dubh in torrential rain, windy and cloudy. Planned to camp at Bealach a choinich but way too wet !dspenc1622/05/2009
Loch Cluanie to Cluanie Inn via Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, A'Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire and Ciste Dubh. Day 21 of 59 for all Munros. 24km, +/-2500m, 10 hours.PGCE17/04/2009
Cluanie Inn to Glen Affric hut. Very strong wind. Difficulty walkingAJones13/12/2008
246redcon07/09/2008
Climbed this hill with Maggie and the Reids.We drove from Glenelg.The summit was intermittently in cloud but this created a brocken spectre around our shadows as we reached the top.Sounds of rutting stags everywhere on descent.dave neilson23/10/2007
Route as described in SMC book. Herds of deer and roaring stags in the valley. Saw my brocken spectre on the ridge. Fun hill, freaky ridge in places.green flash23/10/2007
With Elspeth, Al and Neilsons (from Glenelg cottage). Route as decribed in Munros book. At first uninteresting, limited views in valley (except for many deer). Beyond bealach, change in character - lovely ridge to top. Brocken spectres wonderful.Norman Reid23/10/2007
With JayColinmac200526/08/2007
Up the valley from the Glen Shiel to Ciste Dhubh and back down over Corbett Am Bathachvegibagger29/07/2007