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Name:Beinn Spionnaidh
Hill number:1131
Height:773m / 2536ft
RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Durness, Catchment Boundaries, Eriboll
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NC 36196 57284
Summit feature:rock 7m WSW of trig point
Drop:211m
Col:562m  NC356562  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 9
(1:25k) 446
Observations:rock c 100m SW at NC 36144 57188 may be as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 247 users)ByDate of Ascent
Not a brilliant day, a lot of it in the cloud which meant I lost the line coming down Cranstackie but ho harm done. On usual access track past the farm buildings and roughly followed the stream. Cut off south well before the bealach which was not a good idea as it meant a lot of untrodden boulder slope as I approached the top of Cranstackie (C); - stick to the bealach approach. Crossing over the bealach had a good sighting of a Golden Eagle before going up Beinn Spionnaidh (C). Even in cloud found my way easily to the NW ridge and down.dickscroop05/08/2019
With trimarc2. Saw a golden eagle. Beautifully clear day - could see out to Orkney. On way to Cranstackie.Fionalevey10/05/2019
With Fiona usual route. Some loose boulders on top. Excellent hilltrimarc210/05/2019
From Carbreck past Rhigolter. Steep but good ground to about the 700m contour, then large awkward sometimes wobbly boulders.Owen B25/04/2019
Usual route with late start.justin99925/06/2018
Cycled up to Rhigolter then round of Spionnaidh and Cranstackie in hazy sunshine. Boulder field prevalent above 700m, even the larger boulders are not always stable.Topographer5730/05/2018
Cranstackie & Beinn Spionnaidh from Carbreck. On own.MorecambeMonkey13/05/2018
Wind calmer than on Cranstackieiansm11/05/2018
Clear. Good to see G Eagle on way down.davechaffey15/11/2017
From Cranstackie. Clear on summit with extensive views. Descent via NW ridge to Rhigolter and Carrick. Two White Tailed Sea Eagles seen on descent.MichaelF21/05/2017
Ascended after Cranstackie. Descended over Cioch Mhor to Rhigolter and back to Carbreck.raffemeister24/08/2016
Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh from Carbreckdavidpettit8427/05/2015
Parking area on A838 at NC33001 59030 – Along private road to Rhigolter & then continued along new track to gate – ESE up corrie to col – Up NE ridge to summit of Cranstackie – Back to col & then up SW ridge to summit of Beinn Spionnaidh – Down NW ridge before dropping down to Rhigolter. (PM)gerrybowes19/05/2015
From the col with GB after Cranstackie. Cloud, wind and rain. Good rock hopping on top.bolton19/05/2015
round of cranstackie, beinn spionnaidh, and foinaven.robertphillips05/07/2013
With VR's Bern, John, Lionel, Phil and Tony.batrigg16/05/2013
selfdavidsbatty17/06/2012
alone SheilaS28/04/2012
2nd ascent. With PK, TR, NS, DB. Before Cranstackie and Foinaven.amswanston14/04/2012
Parked at NC331598 Carbreck. Track to Rhigolter and up into coire, and then col at NC356652. Up first Cranstckie and then Spionnaidh, dropdown to spur and Rhigolter. 5 hrs.nordicstar25/04/2011
1 of 2: From A838 at Carbreck. With Tim.ChrisR12/09/2010
good week of walking. solo.johnm27/07/2010
NUFWAS Durness trip. With Jon & Housechild.Grinner06/05/2010
Fell run alone over Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh. Misty on top but views lower down. Kept dry. Enjoyed run along grassy ridge between two hills and descent. Saw deer. 11am-3.20pm.zoob09/04/2010
by SMC Corbetts book route from Rhigolter- a good hillwalkpwheeler24/05/2009
Trig revisit. Very rough bouldery summit ridge but ascent via Rhigolter is otherwise very pleasant; rough rushy pasture below. Early morning ascent before the Cape Wrath ferry. Parking at start of track. Just the one hill: did the Corbett pair in 1991.RHW18/04/2009
JulianMountain Goat17/04/2009
With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave15/04/2008
With JC, DC and DS. Cold northwesterly. Poor weather continues. Mist on summit. Climbed from Rhigotter. Traverse to Cranstackie in mist and rain. 5.5h round.Martin6630/05/2006
From Carbreck with Martin66, JC & Shaky on a cold day for the end of May. Walked up the track & then E more or less straight up from the foot of Calbhach Coire to the summit of Beinn Spionnaidh. Mist spoiled the view from the top. Then round to Cranstackie & back the way we came.NotReallyABagger30/05/2006
Ascended from Rhigolter, No path up just make own way up tussocky grass. great view from hereWayne Mac01/08/2005
Galltywenallt21/06/2003
From the A838BLACKHILL09/05/2001
Circuit with Cranstackie from NW. Clag and showers.Aye Jimmy23/04/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
Fine day for this one. Walk in longer than anticipated and stony summit.Walker Dan02/06/1999
With PK. After Cranstackie, from east.amswanston31/03/1998
Did it with Howard Gough and the late John ThirkillIanHHill25/05/1997
Solo Uisdean2514/08/1996
Beinn Spionnaidh and Cranstakie from Polla.Eddie24/09/1995
Parked on road to Rhigolter. Past the cottage on rising plod to lip of lower corrie and directly up to grassy col. Red rocks struck by lightning and a rebuilt cairn then 400m over uneven slabs to column. 15.50.arranc21/05/1995
With Hazel, Karen Williams & Geoff in conjunction with circuit over CranstackieSpudGunn06/05/1995
Self and Taffy, my 50th Corbett; with CranstackieInvicta1416/06/1994
Solo. From Carbreck. Walked along the track to Rhigoltir. Met an estate worker who I asked about stalking. He said my plans were OK. From Rhigolter I ascended the minor top WNW of Beinn Spionnaidh. Descended to the col and up the ridge to Beinn Spionnaidh. A short distance along the summit ridge was needed to reach the summit and trig point. The going was not easy due to large boulders with uncertain depth of snow, sometimes up to the knee or more. Views from the summit were very good. I descended to the col with Cranstackie where I met a man who was stalking. He asked me if I had seen a large stag, which I hadn’t. He expressed surprise at seeing me there – I explained I had asked. He said he was going to stop and that it was OK for me to continue to Cranstackie, which I did. The mist was now down and no views were had. Descended steeply to the valley of Allt Coire an Uinnseinn and headed straight for Polla (very boggy) where I crossed an extremely rickety bridge.pwbellarby16/10/1993
Corbett bagging: Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh RHW07/05/1991
Parked near Gualin House. From Cranstackie.Alan Moore15/05/1988
Cycled from Durness to ascend in good weather.JohnW25/05/1987
With Cranstackie from Carbreck - early in morningjimbloomer30/05/1984
Climbed with Richard on Elphin DMC trip. Bit windy start and overcast, but the weather improved as the day progressed. Off to Ullapool after for more Corbett baggingamccullochblank
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