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Name:Sgurr na Banachdich
Hill number:1245
Height:965m / 3166ft
Parent (Ma):1240  Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Skye
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NG 44051 22436
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:114m
Col:851m  NG443227  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 493 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed with Rob Donald led by Jonah on same day as Inn Pinn. Fantastic weather skirted the ridge to summit. Long descent to Mountan hutdavid.walker4007/06/2018
Direct climb up from YH. With Malcolm Airey.Dangerous Dave15/05/2018
solo revisit for the tops, squrr na benachdich central top, squrr na benachdich, squrr thormaid, squrr a ghreadaidh south top, squrr a ghreadaidh, squrr a mhadaidh, squrr thuilm parking at hostel, nice sunny day, dry rock for good scrambling.robertphillips21/09/2017
BC Skye meet.clashcityrocker17/07/2017
Partial traverse from the In Pinn, with Steve Smith and Iain Gallagher. Cairn on flatish summit area. Met Paul Robertson(?) up there soloing his final Munro.jonglew02/05/2017
Part of traverse from Sgurr nan Eag to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh with Ewan.raffemeister08/10/2016
Climbed solo. My first Skye Munro! Climbed the easy route from Glen Brittle YHA via good paths up Coire a' Ghreadaidh and Coir' an Each to meet the spur of An Diallaid, followed by a steepish but straightforward rocky ascent to the summit. Returned same route (total time less than 5 hours - was down by 12.30pm and driving to Perth). No real difficulties or scrambling on this route, though the scree slopes on An Diallaid are steep and unpleasant in places. Weather was perfect - blue skies, zero wind and views stretching to the Outer Hebrides. My first clear look at the main Cuillin ridge from high up - absolutely terrifying! Makes Crib Goch look like the South Downs! I don't know how I will make it up some of the other Munro's (never mind the In Pinn!).jamessteel10025/08/2016
Third of the day with Brian R. Warm and sunny but really appreciated the iced drink on the summit.Play2End26/05/2016
started at the YHA in Glenbrittle follow the path then head to wards a spur on the right and up onto the col. great route easy way up and downAristotle Chip25/10/2015
with Ruxirambler_gary15/08/2015
With Hiking guysSteve199601/04/2015
First munro on ridge traverse to Sgurr Alasdair on cloudless day. Ascended via Coir' an Eich, steep but easy. Great views in all directions.quadbarrel13/10/2014
From Glen Brittle YH on a dry but claggy day. With Pigeon.MorecambeMonkey23/06/2014
ghaley20/06/2014
Solo. After yesterday's series of 'moments' I decided on an easy day, both in terms of navigation and climbing. Hills covered in mist and views at a premium. 13.9km, 1230m, 7hr45.bowzi17/06/2014
Day 1 of Cullin Ridge Traverse. Francis Blunt (guide) and Robert Wight (MMC) Sunny, warm, high cloud and perfect viz. 11 hour day.alexmaclennan31/05/2014
Started with Doug and Rachel but solopigerg26/05/2014
2nd time.PGCE30/09/2013
with Reids, Kucks and Langesmn2306/08/2013
Week in Skye with Mum - glorious weather for circuit of Sgurr nan Gobhar - Sgurr na Banachdaich - Sgurr Dearg (not In Pinn!) Went on solo to Sgurr MhicChoinnich and down Coire Lagan. Big day! Epic scrambling particularly on S ridge of Banachdaich and N ridge of MhicChoinnich.Mark Jackson10/07/2013
Second of the day. Clearing gloom. With GHC guide.Play2End01/06/2013
Very tough ascent on the screes on sgurr nan Gobhair. Narrower than we remembered - a lot of scrambling. Lost half of a pole. Cloudy with occasional showers. Dramatic views as mist cleared from the summit. Fantastic!gercal5321/09/2012
From Sgurr Thormaid. With Mark and Shona on a round of Coire a' Ghreadaidh from Glen Brittle. Sunny.alistairpooler03/06/2012
Traverse from Sgurr Mhic Choinnich to Sgurr na Banachdich with Ruth, Will, DC and Amy. Sunny spells.davidpettit8403/06/2012
Cuillin Ridge w Bruno YatesMartin Barratt22/05/2012
a round of squrr na banachdich, squrr a ghreadaidh, and squrr a mhadaidh.robertphillips08/05/2012
JimT22/08/2011
With Sarah, TimLoz_mck20/07/2011
Week in Skye with Clare College RockclimbingMark Jackson04/07/2011
Number 174. Went up Sgurr nan Gobhar. beautiful day.Guided by Huw.Al-get-there04/06/2011
Climbed from the youth hostel, gale force winds at the top made the last few hundred feet hard than they should have beenrhalstead02/07/2010
Walk with RonBronagh31/05/2010
CK SheilaS08/05/2010
neil hutton26/10/2009
Climbed with Sgurr a'Mhadaidhmunromurph05/05/2009
Ascent via Sgurr nan Gobhar. Intended to climb the In Pin, but turned back after this summit because of conditions.huwthomas11/10/2008
Hot, sunny, calm, good views.iangalbraith14/05/2008
Did with Alex and Alex during their camping holiday.jonbowyer19/04/2008
Munro 212 2007 compleationancient brit19/08/2007
With Steve, Roy, Juliet and guide MikeFFloss22/06/2007
Climbed with Richard - ideal conditions!amcculloch04/06/2007
With JayColinmac200502/06/2007
David OChris Blake13/05/2007
104th - DURC (1st with Allan) - from Glen Brittle, dry for a great scramble on to summit, went along ridge to look at In Pin (didn't do as weather deteriorated). Mike B "Allan, slowly and carefully!".RGibbs28/10/2006
With Malcolm and group led by George Yeoman. To ridge via Coire Lagan, to col between Inn PinNorman Reid13/07/2006
Blisco28/06/2006
3rdThearlaichdubh15/09/2005
With Edi Stewart & Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave06/07/2005
Again climbing in cloud. Had lunch above Sgurr Thormaid and got fleeting glimpse of Sgurr A'Ghreadaidh tops above clouds. Found it hard to believe that our path lay in that direction.dave neilson03/05/2005
First trip with climbing club, heading up onto ridge via An Dorus. Completeing Sgurr Mhadaidh, Sgurr Greadaidh, Sgurr na Banachdaich ending on the Inn Pin. 11.5 km walk, 1650 climb in 9 hoursJamesSDonald30/04/2005