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Hill number:1264
Height:736m / 2415ft
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 50766 25171
Summit feature:grassy mound 2m N of SE cairn
Col:323m  NG519242  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
(1:25k) 411
Observations:cairn 20m NW at NG 50754 25186 is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 195 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Sligachan campsite via Glen Sligachan. After climbing up in mist the whole area cleared as i reached the summit with full panoramic views & an inversion to boot. On own.MorecambeMonkey18/05/2019
From Ciche na Beinn Deirge. Stopped at Mam a' Phobuill for a snack, to remove scree from boots and psyche-up for the ascent. Ascent up northern spur not too bad. Superb summit ridge. On to Druim Eadar Da Choire.Wycombe Wanderer25/03/2019
BWA. From Sligachan with Alan M. Up between two shallow Corriedale, pretty steep, down south ridge to first coll then down fence.softsquare19/02/2019
Marsco is a beast of a hill, but with a splendid summit ridge. Along the excellent path from Sligachan to a good path following the N side of the Allt na Measarroch, and then steeply up the line of the fence from the Mam a'Phobuill, still on the path, to gain the narrow summit ridge. A fine viewpoint. Down the SE ridge (some scrambling) and into Am Fraoch Coire to link easily onto Ruadh Stac, perhaps an even better viewpoint. The descent down the NW ridge is easy at first, then very steep, but only requires all fives for a short rocky section. The walk back along the path in Glen Sligachan is invariably somewhat tedious; the views become dull towards the end.Gill18/07/2018
Nice Graham to climb, final ridge was narrow and top fairly small.Jhimmy05/06/2018
Final peak, total of 9 hours walking today and only one view from previous peak. Always wanted to do this peak, shame the weather and views were not obliging. At least navigating was refreshed. Company: Soloiandesbottes07/05/2018
From the coast road an initially boggy start after some wet weather but then a steep climb to a fine little ridge. Well lives up to its reputation as the best viewpoint on Skye - really excellent. Very windy so dropped of ridge to east after the small bealach for an easy descent out of the wind and back to roaddickscroop27/09/2017
1 of 4: From Sligachan.ChrisR07/10/2016
with limping NeilsKonstanci17/06/2016
My first ascent despite visiting Skye since 1984! From Sligachan via Mam a'Phobuill, then up a nice ridge, then steep slopes, to a col at 630 m. The summit ridge narrowed to an attractive grassy arete. Back down via Am Fraoch-choire- pleasant and easy after a very dry spell; the ridge leading from Ruadh Stac bounding this corrie looked rough and awkward to descend. Long walk back along Glen Sligachan but very enjoyable- a good day with long views inland but the Black Cuillin topped with cloud.pwheeler12/06/2016
As I stood at the highest point taking in the view, a golden eagle took off from behind the bump about 20 metres further north west along the ridge and swooped low down to the north west.Owen B11/05/2016
From Sligachan via Fiaclan Deargquadbarrel11/04/2016
NG558278 Field access from A87, Glas Bheinn Mhòr, Snow climb up corrie to Belig, Belach na Beiste, Descend and cross Eas a' Chait/Allt Coire ná Selig, Druim Eadar Dà Choire to 489m spot height, 323m col, Marsco, Descend fence line from NG512249, Allt Màm a' Phobuill, Allt Coire nam Bruadaran, CP NG534267. Fellwanderers Easter TourEdgemaster02/04/2015
MMC Skye weekend at Carbost Old Inn. Solo walk from Glamaig to Marsco. DK and Kevin did the reverse of my walk. Sunny and dry. Much of Black Cullin in whispy mist. 7 1/2 hours.alexmaclennan14/09/2013
with Colin Walterdavidsbatty12/09/2013
Great looking hill, great weather and best views in UK.IanHHill24/05/2013
round of marsco, beinn dearg mhor, and glamaig from the hotel.robertphillips16/07/2012
With Mora, from parking area on the A 87 at ng 534268BLACKHILL14/06/2012
Met a golden eagle on the summit!Didi Gee05/06/2012
with J, M & K, on lovely day though v windy. Started up Garbh Bheinn but switched to Marsco instead via SE ridge from bealach. Great decision, interesting ascent and surprising summit. Views terrific, some of best ever. Descended N to Mam a Phobuill then niallp08/10/2010
Climbed while staying at An Airigh, Portree.marktrengove08/10/2010
neil hutton29/06/2010
NUFWAS Skye trip. With Laura, Phil, Jon & Martin.Grinner01/05/2010
W Jenx on NY day. From road at NG534265, up the Allt Bruadaran and col at 519243. In snow from here, fab ridge walk to op. Descend north ridge and east from mam a phobhuil to way in and car.nordicstar01/01/2010
from R Stac. Back to first bealach. Line of fence posts and bits of WDP led steeply uphill, with boulder scrambles to a rock tower which I passed to the left. 4 others on the top as I passed underneath. Gradient eased with a WDP to the top at 13.40. Last 200m was a knife edge - luckily it was flat calm. Blaven, Loch na Creitheach, R Stac, Eigg, S na Stri, Rum' Black Cuillin, 2 Tables, Sligachan, Storr, Old Man, Glamaig, Dun Caan, B na Caillich, Belig and G Bheinn. Magic.arranc18/05/2008
Toby Blisco21/04/2006
With Lynseyalistairpooler10/09/2003
with Ruadh StacJim T27/05/2003
28/06/2000 - EL - good conditionsSidath1628/06/2000
Brian Curle's last Graham. BoS HWC outing May week.dscargill18/05/2000
club SheilaS21/04/2000
During 23h28 Cuillin Round of 59 Red and Black hills also several other occasionsRHW31/05/1999
excellent hill, tough slog from glen slig with some scrambling, steep bouldery descent to mam a phobuill. sligachan: nan gillean + red cuillin RHW24/05/1998
Greater Traverse recce of Marsco via Odell's Route with SG and AMc.Eddie27/03/1998
After Ruadh Stac traversed Marsco, then down steep grass bank to col and up stony slope to Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach ridge (summit 15:50) and eventually Beinn Dearg Mhor (qv).dbb12/06/1997
five Marilyn day over Glas Bheinn Mhor, belig, Garbh Bheinn, Duadh Stac and finally an ultra tired pull up Marscovegibagger25/05/1997
an evening run with ASFrank19/10/1996
Ascended from the A87 in snowy conditions. Tricky standing on the narrow summit, because of snow. Moved on to re-ascend Beinn Dearg Mhor. Also ascended the same way in 27/04/2007 after first climbing Ruadh Stac in brilliant weather with no lying snowJohnW05/04/1994
JEB Uisdean2529/05/1989
Approx dateKM02/06/1981
From Sligachan. June 2007.summitsupblank