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Hill number:1150
Height:706m / 2316ft
RHB Section:16C: Tongue to Wick and Helmsdale
County/UA:Highland (UA)
County (CoH):Caithness (CoH)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Historic County Top,
Grid ref:ND 00467 28521
Summit feature:rock 2m N of cairn
Col:132m  NC727372  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 17
(1:25k) 444E
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Caithness historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 167 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From end of road Braemore, estate track to Corrichoich headed straight up from east small patch of loose conglomerate scree & larger boulder field, left of outcrop where slope eased . On way down found a path SEish which avoided boulders & scree but was steep. In clag drat.rogreeves03/07/2019
From road end, along track till faint path heads towards col. then up trying to follow path of sorts, trying to avoid boulders as much as possible. Once at lower top easy path to HP. Great views, although a little hazy in the distance. Back via Carn Mor, Smean and Maiden Pap.PeterD23/06/2019
As bee liner except in fine weather. Tough going after Corrichoich but despite this it was a really enjoyable hill. With MN.trimarc221/05/2019
With E. From end of road near Braemore Lodge. Followed track to Corrichoich. To col between Morven and Carn Mòr using bits of paths wherever possible. Contoured round to ND0088727951 then up wide heather clad gully. A tough lung busting climb up gully and to summit. Cloud descended on final ascent and refused to budge until back down when clear skies reappeared!Beeliner09/09/2018
2nd ascent of Morven,ran in from Braemore in glorious weather.Bracolbag 18/07/2017
A good 10.5 mile walk and climb, sadly the cloud stuck stubbornly to the peak so no views. We climbed straight up the east side, but returned SSE which would have been a better ascent.callumorr22/07/2016
2 of 7: From Maiden Pap.ChrisR12/07/2016
Solo jog, on a very wet and windy round of Scaraben and Morven.amswanston03/01/2016
Weather fair, fantastic looking mountain.MountainMac29/12/2015
God day good views could make out Old Man Of HoyNozzer14/07/2015
Steep climb. Great long distance views.BigJ14/07/2015
Took estate track from Braemore to Corrichoich W. alongside river on sheep/deer tracks to tributary at 024494 SW beside stream on sheep/deer tracks before heading up to col Contoured round to SE side of hill to approx. 010278 Headed up towards the left side of the wide heather-clad gully with boulder fields either side & rocky outcrops above. A path starts from the left and then goes up the centre of the gully. From the top of the gully a short walk to the summit. (S)gerrybowes18/10/2014
with TMS friendsdavidsbatty06/07/2014
Sunny, hot, windy, hard going, long day good views.iangalbraith08/06/2014
round of 4 marilyns from braemore.robertphillips07/06/2014
W Jenx on the round of the 4 Marilyns; Maiden Pap, Smean, Morven and Scaraben. A 9 hour day in generally good weather, very wet underfoot though after the dowsing yesterday. Up from Braemore - Maiden Pap, Smean and then direct up the East face of Morven. A reasonable path develops that takes you into the boulder field, comes out on the upper left side. Contour around the initial stack, to its left to the summit. Great spot. King of the Mountains!nordicstar06/06/2014
Asked the gamekeeper at Braemore. No problem. The climb is straightforward if you can find the faint path between Carn Mor.bolton06/08/2013
Solo. From end of public road near Braemore Lodge. Followed track to Corrichoich. To col between Morvern and Carn Mòr using bits of path of sorts. Went directly up to summit using path I found. Heathery to start with and then conglomerate boulders. Extensive views from summit. Used gully on SE side for descent.pwbellarby02/08/2013
Finally, I've waited a long time to ascend this hill, it was well worth it. Found a reasonable route up the south east side. Great views to Hoy and Cairngorms.sotabagger26/05/2013
Ascent from the east by the usual route. Very clear day.fasgadh23/07/2010
From Breamore Lodge, with MoraBLACKHILL27/05/2010
Long hot walk in from Braeval enlivened only by occasional hailstorms. Excellent views to both North and South with haze in the west. Views of Maiden Pap are convincingly the most breast like hill of this or similar names that I have seen.andy09/05/2009
With Tony, Sophie & Nic Gordonzoob12/04/2009
My last Scottish County top. From road end at Braemore on an excellent road past the bothy at Corrichoich for coffee at 11.00. Faint green path making straight for the hill, which faded out among cotton grass and heathery tumps. Into a bealach and up over steep heather slopes. Rocky slides showing evidence of previous walkers. Whole hillside covered in pink conglomerate rocks. An easy clamber over a last 15' rock band and 200' over peat and grass. 12.45. Massive views including Ben Loyal and the Orkneys.arranc16/06/2008
superb steep hill; summit tor of conglomerates. braemore 073304, tks & sheep paths to Morven, retn direct from Scaraben RHW25/07/2000
Round of Maiden Pap to East Scaraben as in Corbett book.Eddie07/06/1996
Walked from Braemore in sunny weather.JohnW06/08/1994
JEB, FJB, CA, JA Uisdean2524/08/1991
approx dateFreelander09/08/1991
With Kenny Webster and Aberdeen University club.Meagaidh01/01/1990
GavinTheobald 327/02/2020
Am Bodach26/03/2019
Simon Winton15/05/2018
Dave McG11/07/2017
Erik B11/07/2017
Nick Canute18/04/2017
GavinTheobald 225/03/2017
Sick Kid30/07/2016