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Name:Sgurr a' Chaorainn
Hill number:1359
Height:760.6m / 2495ft
RHB Section:18B: Sunart and Ardgour
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Linnhe, Catchment Boundaries, Sunart
Watershed:Greater Loch Linnhe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 89502 66194
Summit feature:boulder 1m SW of cairn
Col:556m  NM902665  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 40
(1:25k) 391
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Sgurr a'Chaorainn.pdf
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 155 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Overnighter, camped by the lead mines and came up via Sgùrr na h-Ighinn, then back to Ariundle by the glen.Grinner18/07/2020
An interesting variant on standard routes. Start along Glen Gour, climb Beinn na h-Uamha, then head along the very good twisty turny ridge to climb Sgurr a'Chaorainn. Ridiculously steep descent S to the small plateau below, then down Coire na Laire, steep at first, then easy. The walk out was a bit grim. The path on the 1:25K map is a horrid, stony bog fest. The lower ATV track is little better but leads to a ford and the land rover track. This too is awful, stony, up and down and with horrible deep water splashes at every dip. It improves a bit once you get to the trade route up BnU but the long walk out is character-forming..Gill20/10/2019
During a solo week in Ardgour & Sunart. Did the courteous thing & contacted the local estate office giving detailed proposed route in effort to avoid any stalking. The dubious reply started with 'it would be best for us...if you could avoid planning to take access during this 8 week period...' before grudgingly asking me to stick to paths & ridges. Went out on the hill anyway. From the nature reserve to the lead mine & then up Druim Leac a' Sgiathain as far as the lochan, traversed the slope using a faint path to the col under Sgurr a'Chaorainn. Ascent of slope much rougher than it looked. Then followed the rough ridge to Beinn na h-Uamha. Back by the same route: a tough day. Didn't see any stalkers or anybody else. Probably a bit easier to start at mast on road N of Strontian.NotReallyABagger01/10/2019
Sick Kid12/07/2019
Tom Mundell04/05/2019
Trekking toes04/05/2019
From tent in Glen Gopur first to coll between tops then Sgurr na Laire (Gt) then Sgurr Charainn (G). A short day and much pleasanter going than previous day on AS side of Glen Gourdickscroop28/10/2018
CK SheilaS10/08/2018
G and Aarthurwhittaker21/04/2018
Wintery traverse from Ariundle to Sallachan over Chaorainn and Uamha, with Dave B.amswanston26/11/2017
andrew brown21/09/2017
Simon Winton07/06/2017
A great, but long and hard day from Strontian in brilliant weather. great views of all the hills for many miles around. Great bird song in the Strontian Glen woods.IanHHill25/05/2017
From Ariundle. Previous trip had failed due to swollen rivers so glad to bag it this time.NormanW10/05/2017
6 of 6: From Sgurr nan Cnamh.ChrisR29/08/2016
Did after Beinn na h-Uamha. Took bike from Sallachan to approx 925646 but wouldn't do so again as the track was very rough. Had to get off several times.duchally02/08/2016
hill walker31/05/2016
Beinn na h-Uamha, Sgurr a'Chaorainn, Sgurr na Laire from Sallachan via the pleasant Glen Gour on a warm sunny day. Encountered an adder on the path on the return.RobertP26/05/2016
From Arundle car park (10:20) cycled up track to 855654 (near ruin by river)(10:50). Climbed to upper track & old mine, then up ridge over Sg na h-Iguinn (12:50), down to col and up to Sg Dhomhnuill (13:25). Lovely day, fine views. Returned to col then descended E down steep grassy slope keeping R of burn to cross glen. Then traversed L, then up to col & broad rocky ridge to quartzite cairn on B na h-Uamha (15:45). Retraced steps westward and traversed Sg a Chaorainn (17:05), descending WNW down to col. Down SW to glen and followed river back to bike (18:40) and car (19:10). Fabulous long day in glorious weather with views to outer Hebs & Schiehallion.dbb14/06/2015
Denise 25/05/2015
Ariundle - lead mine - Sgurr Dhomhnuill - Sgurr na h-Ighinn - Sgurr a' Chaorainn - Beinn na h-Uamha - contour around Sgurr a' Chaorainn - Glen Strontian - Ariundledavidpettit8405/04/2015
The Rodmiester13/09/2014
Sick Kid23/08/2014
Johnny Corbett22/08/2014