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Name:Suilven
Hill number:1209
Height:731m / 2398ft
Section:16F: Lochinver to Ullapool
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Inver, Doubles, Kirkaig
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,T100)
Grid ref:NC 15322 18347
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:496m
Col:235m  NC213161  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 15
(1:25k) 442W
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 286 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Inverkirkaig - very boggy path in and a long walk! Sadly no view this time...twg2706/09/2017
Been wanting to climb Suilven for thirty years. Finally got round to it with son and wife on a fabulously sunny afternoon. Be careful on the way down - had to go and rescue a walker who tumbled 20 metres after slipping on scree. Thankfully nothing broken and he managed to walk down with us.summitter22/07/2017
From Inverkirkaig,exactly 4 hours, just as the book says. There was a large fire on the south of Suilven at the beginning of May. The cliffs poking like skeletons out of the blackened earth was quite a sight. The fire damage was right up to the summit ridge. Quite a lot of new grass has sprouted out of the ashes in the 3 weeks, bright green against the black.David Bell30/05/2017
With Andy Ward. First from walker's car park to Suileag bothy to drop off overnight stuff, then up the hill from there. Decent weather.trainingforwinter30/03/2017
'Boggy' part was ok as it has been dry recently.duchally16/08/2016
From Lochinver, CP near Glencanisp Lodge. 26km circuit inc all tops, the bothy and fine honesty shop at the Lodge for food snacks and cold/hot drinks.nordicstar22/07/2016
Great to reach the top after so many years admiring this beautiful mountain.jenx22/07/2016
from car park at the lodge along the stalker's path...Feed11/04/2016
Fantastic mountain, great wild camp. Underestimated the terrain, very boggy adding a couple of hours on our timings meaning ascent in the dark. Definitely a mountain that needs to be earned.DaveMc10/10/2014
from carpark along good path then boggy section to col, great hill cracking views.robertphillips25/05/2014
With Tim from Suileag BothyLoz_mck07/01/2012
Inverkirkaig Falls of Kirkaig Fionn Loch Bealach Mor Along ridge to Caisteal Liath (Grey Castle) Back to Bealach Descend NE to pick up the Lochinver path Lochinver via Suileag bothy & Glencanisp Lodge. (PM)gerrybowes04/09/2011
Walked through from Inverkirkaig to Lochinver. Best freestanding mountain in UK.bolton04/09/2011
a long walk in to a breathtaking mountain, a mountain bike would take a lot of the sting out for sure.. maybe next time with canisp thrown in too.stig_nest25/06/2011
low cloud throughoutjebus27/05/2011
with VR'sbatrigg19/05/2011
Another great ascent of this most wonderful hill.Meagaidh24/07/2010
What a mtn this is, climbed it from the S and Inverkirkaig on a hot day and got stupendous views in all directionstorkm11/07/2009
Great walk in from Kirkaig and while on this decided to drop down on far side to Lochinver and back to car on road. Cloud down at col levelsignyred16/05/2009
With Smudge as part of Torridon and Assynt tripSteveG15/05/2009
second ascent, climbed before from S with CB and the Petitqueux. From Lochinver car park with K, J and M. Weather unpromising, but no rain as it turned out. Great walk in and out on good path. Stunning views, and fantastic prospect along ridge. 8hrs 45niallp03/05/2009
Climbed during a stay at a cottage in Glencassley, nr Rosehall.marktrengove03/05/2009
Very windyMorning17/08/2008
(cont fr Canisp) Steeply up N side to main saddle, then to main summit. Wonderful views. E along ridge to 2nd summit - steep but not hard climb to top (16:40). Final peak ascended on N side (17:00). Then 9k walk back over low pass to car (19:40) dbb05/07/2008
with Sam and Jonny Harte. Prize sunburnt.robba_wag08/05/2008
Estimated date. Done in exceptionally fine weather with James, Simon, Mike, Elliott and Oliver. Dry walk in and out.Aimless Rambler01/05/2008
Charlie & myself climbed both summits on a clear day..An interesting mountain with amazing viewsMc Tango25/02/2008
Date approx. With J, PW and SAshley01/01/2008
Started from Lochinver and followed deerstalkers path up to cairn before turning right up towards the steep ascent to beallach. Awesome day out with fabulous views and pies at the Lochinver Larderjonesy998220/06/2007
day is estimated. Did it with K, Tim and Sarah Goffe and Dick Courchee who built a cairn for Sue and scattered some of her ashes there.IanHHill03/05/2006
With DJB. From south, terrific walk in, rubbishy climb up eroded gully, nicely scrambling on the crest.douglas_easton24/05/2005
What a walk in, what an iconic lump of rock, what a wall splitting it. Just sat for an hour at summit and watched the view. I would return to this peak at least once before I depart the mortal coil. Company: Soloiandesbottes23/08/2004
Date is a guess but correct to within a few dayscallumblack20/08/2001
From LochinverBLACKHILL23/05/2001
CK, Eve SheilaS27/04/2000
RHW01/01/2000
Galltywenallt01/06/1997
Round of Canisp and Suilven's tops from stalkers track alongside Cam Loch.Eddie10/11/1995
Self and TaffyInvicta1419/06/1994
NJ Uisdean2515/08/1993
estimatenix_snilloc01/06/1993
Also 21/08/2004.tallscottishguy10/04/1993
with Umbrella Club - long walk in!zoob14/04/1992
A long time ago. DAte extremely approximate.lenman06/06/1990
From Lochinver and Suileag side. Not very high but quite a walk-in through idyllic countryside. Worth it for one of the most spectacular mountains in Scotland.Aye Jimmy30/05/1990
petey01/01/1990
From Lochinver. A few years later I was walking in via the falls of Kirkaig with honeymooners Bill and Debbie. At Fionn Loch we came across a chap laying on the path. He remained motionless and explained he had tripped and hurt his spine.Being a doctor he thought he had better not move or further damage could result. Bill, being the fittest ran back to call out the chopper which duly winched him into the sky on plank. We later received a letter of thanks which explained no spinal damage had occurred.mindlessflogger25/12/1989
Long steady walk in then a steep climb to the twin summitsRhayader_wander29/06/1989
Only visited the main summit as the ridge was in cloud most of the time. The walk there from Glencanisp Lodge and back via Fionn Loch and the falls of Kirkaig, complex moorland and water, was enchanting (and long) on a fairly sunny day.pwheeler28/05/1989
Drumbeg cottgae gang ascent. Walk in from Kirkaig -long.. but amazing views then' pioneered' an intereseting and adventurous ascent(i.e dodgy loose rock and steep grass with a few dicey moves) weaving up to left of normal S face scree route, then scrambled to west main top then back to east to and back again to central col. Descended North to gain stalkers path for long walk out via Canisp Lodge to complete a crossing by 8.30pm. Magnificent mountain and views.Chris Pearson31/03/1986