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Name:A' Chailleach
Hill number:1043
Height:997m / 3271ft
RHB Section:14B: The Fannaichs
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Broom, Cromarty
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Inner Moray Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NH 13624 71404
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:182m
Col:815m  NH144712  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
(1:25k) 435S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 489 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo.Dangerous Dave23/06/2019
With Lionel Jennie TonyChris Blake17/09/2018
Climbed solo. From A832 to north. Via Loch a Bhraoin, Allt Breabaig, 550m bealach, SE ridge of Sgurr Breac, Sgurr Breac, Toman Coinnich, A' Chailleach, Sron na Goibhre, Toll an Lochain, Allt an Goibhre, Leitir Fhearna, return to road via footbridge at end of Loch a Bhraoin. Misty over 700m and very windy, drizzle. Straightforward ridge walk. Nice easy path to 550m bealach. Rough ground on Leitir Fhearna with a deer fence (unmarked on map) to negotiate ... there are stiles in the SW and NE though if you can find them! Odd trench on A' Chaillleach summit.jamessteel10022/07/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac26/05/2018
From Braemore car park round including Sgurr Breac. Hot and sunny.Roblex24/05/2018
Solo. with Sgurr Breac. McNeish route. His return route awful. Strongly recommend coming back same ridge as ascent (Druim Reidh) despite having to go back up a bit early on.highlandchief01/09/2017
From parking on A832, S past Loch a'Bhraoin, followed tracks up Leitir Fhearna and along Druim Reidh, contouring round to bealach below A'Chailleach and ascended it, return to bealach, over Toman Coinnich, onto Sgurr Breac and descended E ridge to bealach, thence N along stalkers' path. Crossed Allt Breabaig at footbridge near NH163748 (not marked on OS maps), rather than use fordkdbennett09/07/2017
With Lynn & Alan Moss, Andrew Dyson, John Anderson. neil hutton29/05/2017
descended down North East ridge to Loch. wouldn't recommend if icy.Bongonog 04/05/2017
With Andy Ward, starting and finishing at car park before heading on to Lochivraon bothy. Set out about 3.30pm, back at car around 10.30pm. Beautiful sunshine.trainingforwinter27/03/2017
Direct ascent from lochivroan Bothy. Continued to Sgurr BhreacButeobuteo27/05/2016
on own with the other one and topDunlawyering01/10/2015
completed both A'Chailleach and Sgurr BreacJamesSDonald06/09/2015
With ChristineKeith9915/08/2015
Hot and sunny day. Great views.Jhimmy06/07/2015
From A832 layby, a round of Sgurr Breac, Toman Coinich and A'Chailleach.rhalstead30/06/2015
Followed the glen up to Beallach at GR173705. Fords marked on OS map do not exist so stayed on West side of stream, which was fine, although there is a bridge farther downstream (also not marked on OS maps). Up to Sgurr Breac on mainly grassy slopes with a tiny bit of scrambling. Across to Toman Coinnich and then A'Chailleach, back to Toman Coinnich and then down the ridge. First 3K was very gradual and then last bit very steep. Fantastic views today, no cloud, no wind.tsharp10/06/2015
GMC ullpool trip 2015 Neil Geoff. Low cloud rain hail snow strong winds. jps66627/05/2015
Second hill of the day.wonderful views.tallblond08/05/2015
2nd of 2. Up and over bump in the middle before reaching 2nd Munro, off South before getting into grief on some steep ground. 19.8km, 1200m, 7hr20.bowzi13/07/2014
With GHC. Steep ascent to start to get on to the ridge. Warm and sunny.Play2End05/07/2014
With KieraLoz_mck07/06/2014
Round of 5 western Fannichs. Parking and round as SMC guidebook. no snow. cloudy tops and occasional drizzle. 8 hours.alexmaclennan09/05/2014
With Mel and Alvin, snow on ground, Sunny & cold.alwaysinshorts01/11/2012
the 5 western fannichs from loch a bhraoin.robertphillips15/06/2012
1st of 5. Great walk on a glorious day.akmilne21/05/2012
Hyperopic13/11/2011
with dave and roy before sgurr breacmn2311/09/2011
Done with Maggie and roy. Very windy and intermittently wet.10th anniversary of 09/11 and 1st munro of day.dave neilson11/09/2011
ghaley12/04/2011
Eagle mountainamelialloyd03/09/2010
Climbed with Jon and Richard. Reasonably good conditions with a few patches of rain. Total 12h 55 mins for all 9.amcculloch18/08/2010
Fannichs route; mostly with Richard and Allan but split off from them after Sgurr Mor and headed North over Beinn Liath Mor Fannaich and down to A835 by the dam, whilst they proceeded to add the final 2 munros. Meanwhile I hitchiked to A832 to fetch car!jonbowyer18/08/2010
204th - Allan and Jon, from N on A832 (6km from Braemore Junction), overcast with patchy rain. Started out as a 5 bag, but extended to an epic 13hr day to complete all 9 of the Fannichs from W to E.RGibbs18/08/2010
With Steve, RodOik10/06/2010
With Rod and Grant again up Leiter Fhearna on what is now a significant steep path. Followed same route except took in the top this time. SS10/06/2010
By Self Last one of the day with long walk back to caralanm17/10/2009
Alone, got out of mist to blazing sunshine on top. Gatecrashed final Munro party on summit - free champagne and clootie dumping.otis_b_flywheel13/09/2009
With Lynseyalistairpooler07/09/2009
Scooby Re-Climbed 0n 13/11/2011 with RoyJimA29/05/2009
A bigger climb than I'd anticipated from Tom whatsit!signyred19/05/2009
1 of 3: From A832 layby at Loch a Bhraoin.ChrisR02/04/2009
KeithByTheC26/10/2008
Completed both A'Chailleach and Sgurr Breac, 17.4 km, 1130m accent in 7hr 15min.JamesSDonald06/09/2008
Short day's walk with Euan B - Fine weatherbarnz4823/07/2008
alone SheilaS04/05/2008
second ascent on a winters day, snow cover only high on the hills with a couple of short sections of ice, an intense squall had us pinned down for awhile on the central top of the two munros - club meetrum doodle 24/02/2008
Munro 204 2007 compleationancient brit14/08/2007
195redcon11/03/2007
Having left Will with a broken foot in Loch a' Bhraoin bothy.Grinner01/03/2007