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Name:Sgurr a' Fionn Choire
Hill number:1253
Height:936m / 3071ft
Parent (Ma):1246  Sgurr nan Gillean
Parent (SMC):1247  Bruach na Frithe
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Skye
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
(Tu,Sim,MT,Mur)
Grid ref:NG 46434 25195
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:31.7m
Col:904.3m  NG 4632 2521  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
(1:25k) 411
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
Comments:summit height measured as 936.0m; alternative bealach at NG 4627 2521
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 249 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
am basteir, basteir tooth, squrr a fionn choie, squrr a bhasteirrobertphillips25/04/2019
With I.McSkimmingHighland Days28/04/2017
didn't summit this top. too much snow and wind.samfleming617/04/2017
We left the main ridge path to the west of the summit. Our route was harder than needed because we stayed near the crest: there is one point where the path drops down to the left to the base of an easier chimney.Pete R21/05/2016
2 of 3: From Am Basteir. With Tim.ChrisR13/10/2014
Day 2 of Cullin Ridge Traverse. Francis Blunt (guide) and Robert Wight (MMC) Misty and occasional drizzle. No views. 11 hour day starting at 0400.alexmaclennan01/06/2014
Second peak of a week on Skye, climbed easily from Sligachan via Sgurr a'Bhasteir with Nick P.signyred04/08/2013
Week on Skye with Mum. Sligachan - Coire a' Bhasteir - Sgurr a' Bhasteir - Sgurr a'Fionn Choire - Bruach na Frithe - back to the bealach and round the N side of Am Basteir - up Basteir by E ridge, avoiding the Bad Step by a loose traverse on the S side (Grade 2 scramble). Glorious weather.Mark Jackson11/07/2013
North Ridge TranversJamesSDonald09/06/2012
Traverse from Sgurr nan Gillean to Bruach na Frithe with Ruth, Will, DC and Amy. Sunny spells.davidpettit8404/06/2012
With Mark and Shona on a round of the northern Cuillin from Sligachan. Sunny.alistairpooler02/06/2012
Cuillin Ridge w Bruno YatesMartin Barratt23/05/2012
NG48355 29694 - Allt Dearg Mor - Bealach Nan Lice - Sgurr a Bhasteir - Sgurr a Fionn Choire - Bruach na Frithe - NW Ridge - NG48355 29694briandiggle03/08/2011
CK SheilaS26/04/2011
Blisco26/04/2011
neil hutton30/05/2009
Hot, sunny, calm, good views.iangalbraith13/05/2008
Climbed with Dave M - 1st day on Cuillin ridgebarnz4821/09/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit21/08/2007
With JayColinmac200501/06/2007
t97redcon14/10/2006
With Niel, completed north ridge crossing starting up pinical ridge and ending at An Dorus. 14km 1800m in 12hrJamesSDonald10/09/2005
With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave04/07/2005
Company: Soloiandesbottes10/10/2004
my second ascent of sgurr a'fionn choire & bruach na frithe, caught the bus from outside the mem hut and got left off at the top of glen brittle. followed the path up into fionn a choire, to the top, over the ridge, traversed along the path below the north side of am bastier, then up the east ridge breaking off to turn the bad step below via a corner then scree covered ramp back up to below the step and onto the summit, magic!. returned to the bad step took direct, using a rope left in situ by 2 other climbers. Back round to Fionn choire, then a second ascent of sgurr a'fionn choire the top and a second ascent of bruach na frithe, returning to glen brittle via fionn choir and the path.rum doodle 12/07/2004
Large NUFWS group, on descent from Bruach na Frithe.Grinner01/05/2004
W AD, up from Sligachan, then Am Bhasteir and topsnordicstar16/04/2003
Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe plus 3 Tops and Knight's Peak.PGCE18/09/2002
Cloudy with drizzle with George and Hamish.Dugswell202/06/2002
30/06/2000 - EL - Cool Poor visibilitySidath1630/06/2000
From Sligachan with Gerry Ackroyd.Geoff Briggs25/05/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
From Sligachan To Bealach Basteir the S Nan G and back Am Basteir and back the Bruach na Frithe via this topcelticrambler21/06/1999
Galltywenallt28/05/1998
Blisco30/05/1997
Thursday with Andy Elphinstone and Pete Burton from Coruisg hut clockwise over Druim nan Ramh, Didean Druim nan Ramh, north, north top, An Caisteal, Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr a Fhionn Coire along ledges and seconding on the rope up Naismiths route up the east of the Basteir tooth and up on to the summit of the tooth, on to Am basteir, up SW gully on to west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean and down across lotta Corrie and Harta corrie over bealach and back to hut in the gloom of dusk.vegibagger29/05/1997
with Conrad & 18/05/1998 with VR'sbatrigg05/05/1997
After descending from Bhasteir Tooth via the ramp.Aye Jimmy29/07/1996
With Vic, John, Darren and Stuart. Did all the Northern Cuillin on a perfect day. Fourth of five peaks.mikejacobs28/07/1996
with Colin Threfall (Cuillin)davidsbatty15/06/1995
Evening Munro top clear up of 'Douglas Hurd's Haircut' on Bruach na Frithe.Eddie05/06/1995
With a friend. From Sligachan we followed the path going to Coire a’ Bhasteir. This includes some easy scrambling across slabs on the west side. We reached Bealach nan Lice. I scrambled up to Sgùrr a’ Fionn Choire initially for reasons of prospecting the route ahead. We descended to the start of Collie’s Route to Basteir Tooth. We roped up and climbed up a little way. Not feeling on form, being rather tired, climbed down and left it for another day. We went back to Bealach nan Lice. We went round the N side of Am Basteir and up to the summit. We returned to Sligachan via Coire a’ Bhàsteir for a bar supper at Sligachan.pwbellarby05/09/1993
Bank hol Monday, from Sligachan to Beallach a Mhaim with Michelle then up ridge to bruach na Frithe. Glorious panorama. Sgurr a Fionn Choire which I scaled down and uder the north face of Am Basteir, where I left Michelle as I reascended to Beallach a Basteir and up the east ridge to summit of Am Basteir 935mvegibagger30/08/1993
from Frithe. Views from Gillian to Alasdair. On path to N of ridge passing Gerry's party going up. Scramble up middle north side of the peak and back same way. To Bhasteir.arranc04/06/1992
Winter Traverse of the Cuillin Ridge - a dream trip come true. North to South w Martin S and 2 bivis on the ridge. perfect firm snow. Ropes away now and less fraught going with Am Bhasteir and the tooth behind us.Chris Pearson16/02/1991
petey01/01/1990
first ascent, date n/k due to loss of guide book / log :-( i remember it being a misty day with rain, typical skye weather. climbed from the top of glen brittle and included sgurr a'fionn choire top as well, got soaked.rum doodle 01/01/1990
Bruach na Frithe and Am Basteir RHW05/05/1989
Complete ridge traverseIsbjorn10/06/1988
The whole Cuillin Ridge after 5 years of waiting. w Ian & Steve.I was struggling badly now -feeling sick, weak, tired (dehydrated) = exhausted. and daylight obviously dwindling even though at the end of May!Chris Pearson28/05/1988