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
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 183 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Lorna S09/06/2018
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
Dave McG23/07/2017
Erik B23/07/2017
Andrew Simmons18/05/2017
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
Sick Kid22/05/2016
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
TONY DEALL18/05/2015
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
ancient brit29/05/2014
hill walker26/02/2014
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