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Name:Sgorr a' Choise
Hill number:220
Height:663m / 2175ft
RHB Section:03B: Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Creran, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Loch)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 08449 55145
Summit feature:cairn
Col:375m  NN097547  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 384
Observations:both contenders to E are lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 194 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With: hb; From Ballachulish, we walked past the primary school up Gleann an Fhiodh on a very good path to the prominent cairn. We crossed the River Laroch with some difficulty after all the recent rain, then gained the lovely south west ridge of Sgorr a'Choise which we followed to top. This ridge has losts of quartzite outcrops. Good views from the summit to the south. We descended over Meall a'Bhuige to the bealach then straight up the south west ridge of Meall Mor. There were more good views into Glencoe. We followed the ridge roud to the north west then descended to the new gate in the deer fence before picking a muddy route up to Am Meall. The descent north west back to the quarries through late flowering bluebells was delightful.Ian Baines03/06/2019
Cycled up from Achnacon then round of Lighiche and ChoiseTopographer5731/08/2018
3-summit walk. Parked at layby on road (7:20) and took track and path up glen; crossed river easily and ascended N ridge of Meall Lighiche - trackless up steep part. Pleasant ridge walk to summit (9:20). Down NW to col with Sg a'Choise. Up to top of ridge and across deer fence then steepening rocky ridge to summit (10:50). Back down ridge to col with Meall Mor, then up broad easy-angled ridge to summit overlooking Glencoe (12:25). Descended E directly to glen; very steep but feasible on route identified earlier from below. No path. Car 13:20. Weather closing in but dry with high cloud and good views with some drizzle later.dbb13/06/2018
From BallachulishTonyandsue07/04/2018
Sgorr a' Choise, Meall a'Bhuige, Meall Mor, Am Meall and return via quarry to Ballachulish. Cold and windy on tops.RobertP02/04/2018
From A82 east. Burn difficult to cross after overnight rain. Galltywenallt28/09/2017
From Ballachulish, up the good path along the River Laroch, easily crossed. The Mam Uchdaich path seems to have gone, so it's a thrash to the ridge, but pleasant walking thereafter, with very fine views.Gill25/09/2017
From Glen Coe. Bad knee problem meant I abandoned Anoach Eagach and needed an easier option, with Meall Mor.Jhimmy18/09/2017
from ballachulishscoob01/01/2017
Lovely hill with stupendous views. Glorious weather on bank holiday weekend & didn't see a soul all day. Glencoe was absolutely heaving on the drive home afterwards. Did Meall Mor as well.ngthack28/05/2016
Part of TGO route. From Glen Creran. Very windy day but dry. Descended down to A82 to Clachaig Innmunromurph15/05/2016
On the 2016 TGO Challengealistairpooler14/05/2016
See Meal Lighichedickscroop30/05/2015
First Marilyn of 2 from Ballachulish on a wild walk on lesser, but rarely visited hills. Finding the ford over the R.Laroch took time- though it was cairned- necessary today. The blocky quartzite ridge high up is very fine (though an easy walk).pwheeler28/05/2015
Clockwise circuit from A82. Meall a'Bhuige-Sgorr a'Choise-Meall Mor. With Nathan.MorecambeMonkey17/03/2015
1 of 3: From Ballachulish CP.ChrisR18/11/2014
Walked in with Jenx from the school at Ballachulish. Followed the rising track alongside Sgorr Dearg, and at GR 074553 dropped to the burn for a wet crossing and rise to the splendid quartzite ridge on Sgorr a'Choise at 073545 using helpful deer tracks through the heather. Well worth seeking out, a great amble up then direct to summit with views to die for! Onwards to Meall Mhor.nordicstar26/08/2014
with Jojo, CDMC meet.clashcityrocker02/11/2013
Sunny, mild, cool wind, dry, good views.iangalbraith12/10/2013
Solo. Round of Sgorr a'Choise, Meall Mor, and Pap of Glencoe via another visit to Sgorr nam Fiannaidh.amswanston12/01/2013
round of meal lighiche, sqorr a choise, and meall mor from A82.robertphillips13/02/2012
From Glen Coe, AchnaconBLACKHILL02/05/2011
With Jon, Alan & Clare. Hogmanay at Glen Coe Independent Hostel.Grinner31/12/2010
Climbed with Jim Bull, Jack Perksdscargill23/07/2010
CK SheilaS31/12/2009
ran with john and mike. got seperated for a while!tom smith22/02/2009
MC With Meall Mor. Under heavy snow.Martin6630/11/2008
with Len Martindavidsbatty06/07/2008
solo Uisdean2508/10/2006
solo clockwise circuit of Meall Lighiche and Sgor a'Choise.vegibagger29/12/2005
Parked by school at Ballachulish. Through 6 gates to open moor above river to left. Difficult crossings of 2 side streams. Boots soaking wet. To cairn after 2 miles where track crosses River Laroch now in full flood. Over trousers on to provide an air pocket crossed in 5 steps in water about a foot deep over shingle with three feet in main channel. Uphill over rough stuff to ridge. Iron fence posts and top of forest on the other side. Mist came down. Neat cairn on rocky peak. One of Hamish's wee gems. 5 hrs at car.arranc30/09/2005
Solo trip; with Meall MorInvicta1419/06/2003
Past Gleann-leac-na-muidhe and up south ridge to Meall Mor and on to Sgorr a' ChoiseGallovidian16/09/2002
Followed the remains of the fence across from Meall Lighiche. yorkie04/06/2002
Straightforward ascent from Achnacon.JohnW15/05/2001
Solo. From Ballachulish village. Walked up Gleann an Fhiodh. Eventually I ascended to join the ridge coming down from Sgorr a Choise. I followed the ridge to reach the summit of Sgorr a Choise. Descended a short way down the ridge before descending to the glen bottom and rejoining the outward path. At Ballachulish I took to the road and walked back to Allshellach, the HF Guest House. The day was fine, with excellent views.pwbellarby09/04/2000
excellent hill, fine compact summit (pick a route E into glen with care). A82 @ 118565, straight up Meall Mor, return by Gleann-leac-na-muidhe RHW26/12/1998
Glen Coe to Appin: Meall Mor, Sgorr a'Choise and Fraochaidh.Eddie20/05/1995
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Sick Kid14/07/2019
Clive G12/05/2017