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Name:Quinag - Sail Gharbh
Hill number:1188
Height:809m / 2654ft
RHB Section:16E: Scourie to Lairg
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman,
Trail 100
Grid ref:NC 20939 29197
Summit feature:boulder 15m NW of trig point/windshelter
Col:259m  NC235281  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 15
(1:25k) 442E
Observations:boulder is 1m higher than base of trig point (NC 20928 29183)
Survey:Abney level
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Solo on a very windy but dry day. (From Inchnadamph)iansm17/08/2019
A really brilliant day for a round of all the Quinag tops starting from usual car park. Straightforward walkig all the way. Spidean Coinich (C); Creagh nan h-iolaire (Gt);Beinn Uidhe S top (Gt); Sail Garbh W top (Gt); Sail Garbh Far W top (Gt); out to Sail Gorm and back to Sail Garbh, back to bealach down to lochan and back to car. An Australian guy declared it the best mountain he had ever climbed and hard to disagree though certainly the weather helped.dickscroop02/08/2019
Climbed with Richard, Pete Mann, Dom and Amy on Elphin DMC trip. Breezy start but the weather improved a lot throughout the day. Excellent visibility on the summits.amcculloch15/06/2019
With Sue from the car park nice day sunny with light wind. Spidean Coinich for lunch and a decision to do all three peaks was made. Steep decent and over and straight on to farthest Sailgorm where we watched the coastguard chopper practice landings then on to final Sail Gharba and return down glen passing Lochan Bealach Cornaidh.Frank09/06/2019
Spectacular views, no wind, best of 3 summits I think. Now to sail gorm which was windyAdventurers530/05/2019
Superb day on the three Quinag Corbetts (second).dal04/09/2018
The last peak, no views as the cloud had well & truly set in.DanMaisieBex24/08/2018
Last in clockwise route starting from car park.justin99926/06/2018
With: hb; From Bealach Chornaidh, used slanting path to bealach W of Sail Gharbh then to summit. Returned over W top then Far W Top (often missed) and out to Sail Gorm. Returned back over Sail Gharbh bealach then back to car park. Stunning Day.Ian Baines30/05/2018
Final hill of the day. The whole Quinag 'classic' circuit taking in all seven summits is a must for all. It took just over five hours (including the walk in and out from the A894 JMT car park) - but this was in ideal conditions - sunny and cool, with no wind to speak of.summitter29/04/2018
With Ken and Stephen - super day out in the fresh snow.Richard11/11/2017
From Sail Ghorm. Retraced steps south, taking subsidiary path round the flank of Pt. 713m to the wide bealach, and north-east up the ridge to the summit. Descent by the glen of the Allt na Bradhan. With KN, NP and JK.Man of Kernow121/10/2017
Last of the Quinag round. Frustratingly misty, as all of the summits were. Easy enough to find the standard descent route.Owen B25/09/2017
Walked up from east, over Spidean Coinich first, then Sail Ghorm. Great day's walking. Very good paths.stever27/07/2017
Clockwise round of the 3 Corbetts of Quinag. On own.MorecambeMonkey28/06/2017
Did after Spidean Coinich & Sail Ghormduchally15/08/2016
Round of Coinich, Gharbh and Ghorm from car park to east. There is a well built and easy path up the SE face of Pt745.Topographer5728/05/2016
With Tim, Kiera, Kevin, Jenny (& Josh)Loz_mck09/03/2016
From car park, 1st of 3 Corbetts. Fairly easy climb to Sail Gharbh. Started off sunny, but becoming very cloudy as I reached the main ridge...Jhimmy27/08/2015
Climbed mid August 2015. Staff from John Muir Trust doing repair work on the path.KareenR01/08/2015
Three Quinag Corbetts and associated tops using route from WalkHighlandsCrib Goch10/05/2015
great day on all 3 summitsoatcake04/06/2014
round of 4 glas bheinn,spidean coinicch, sail garbh, sail ghorm,from carpark on A894 no views.robertphillips09/07/2013
With Mark. Staying at Laxford Bridge. Beautiful sunny day.Grinner07/06/2012
With OllyJamesSDonald30/07/2011
an unforgettable days walking on one of the very best hills in britain. a small quarry beside the main road as a starting point and straight up spidean coinich. from there a number of ups and downs startling views, huge drops.. an awesome round.stig_nest23/06/2011
with VR'sbatrigg17/05/2011
Assynt traverse (28 hrs) from Stac Pollaidh to Quinag and finish at Kyleskupetesimpson13/07/2010
With Chris Crocker, now beginning to rain as we leave the last Corbett summit.Dugswell208/06/2010
date estimateBug07/04/2010
with CharlesNozzer04/03/2010
Date approx. With K.Ashley01/01/2010
With Smudge as part of Torridon and Assynt tripSteveG15/05/2009
Trig revisit. Just the main summit this time. Late-evening 2h visit, arriving just before sunset - superb light but a dead camera :-( Plan was to change batts before starting out. Will take a while to forget the views though.RHW17/04/2009
classic circuit of Quinag, over the three tops, Grandnordicstar10/04/2009
With D Roeder. Fr car at 232274 (10:00), slabby ridge to Spidean C, then followed ridge N over 2 lumps to Sail Gorm, back to top of centre peak and out to Sail Garbh. Unfortunately all in cloud, so missed big rocky peak on way to Sail Gorm. Finished 16:05dbb06/07/2008
9 of 9: From the west top.ChrisR09/10/2007
On the best weather day of a week's stay at Kylesku with Shaky. From the road directly to E of Spidean Coinich, up its E spur, then down to the bealach & on to Sail Ghorm, then back over the lumps & bumps & up to Sail Gharbh. Back by taking a slanting SW line & then down to the lochan where the path is quite obvious & more extensive than that marked on the OS map leading back to the start. A very special day out.NotReallyABagger31/05/2006
Solo trip; Quinag ridgeInvicta1429/05/2006
With Jamie and Dantsvegibagger28/10/2005
Sail Gorm, Sail Gharbh, Spidean Coinich S/F NC232273 Low cloud, 2000', overcast, showers, low wind & mild.John Young01/08/2005
With Lynseyalistairpooler27/07/2005
With Will Boyd and Gary Hodgson.Dangerous Dave14/05/2003
Sunny spells, dry, good views, with an Israeli student met at the car park.iangalbraith14/06/2001
MC JC. With Sail Gorm. Up in 1h50 on very hot day (in contrast to previous visit!)after spending night in Scourie. Straight up the side of Sail Gharbh. Golden eagle. Traversed to Sail Gorm and lazed awhile before descending and on to Lochinver. Great day Great hill.Martin6607/05/2001
MMC bus meet. George&Drum. Very windy but a clear day.brangie18/02/2001
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
On a walk visiting all three Corbetts: Allt Sgiathaig- Spidean Coinich- Central top- Sail Gharbh- Sail Ghorm- Central top then good stalkers' path back via Lochan Bealach Chornaid, with brother Pete. Cloud and showers rolled in by the time we got to the central top so we bagged this, the highest summit, rather quickly. Also done in cloud in 1989.pwheeler27/05/2000