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Name:Sgurr na Ciche
Hill number:730
Height:1040.2m / 3413ft
RHB Section:10B: Knoydart to Glen Kingie
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Nevis (Loch)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y,T100,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NM 90224 96676
Summit feature:boulder 5m NE of destroyed trig point
Drop:839m
Col:201m  NM931992  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33 40
(1:25k) 398E
Observations:cairn 6m E at NM 90235 96676 and trig point NM 90222 96673 are both about 30cm lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 446 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Tops in cloud - 12 hours - Upperward Mountaineering ClubTopsaswell20/07/2019
On kayak club outing with John, Janni, Rachael, Alistair, Sheena and LunaBigNick22/06/2019
First of 8 tops (including the 4 Glen Dessary Munros) on an amazing 30+km, 2500m climbing day.mikejacobs11/08/2018
Completed the 4 Munroes on the ridge with Reg. Long days walkJamesSDonald08/08/2018
Big route as we included Sgurr Mor. 1st of 4. Long drive and then walk in. Nice day until around 700m then fog above that.akmilne12/07/2018
climbed as 4 - with AndyFCMark12/07/2018
SoloGeraldine Fardon30/05/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2712/05/2018
With Tony & JennieChris Blake22/09/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac20/08/2016
Long tiring day covering Sgurr an Fhuarain and all 4 Glendessary Munros on the ridge to and from Kinbreack bothy. Sunny, calm and perfect visibility.alexmaclennan18/06/2016
With Brian R. Up the Gully from the Bothy A Chuil. Windy in the gap but clearing views in the mist.Play2End14/10/2015
From end of minor road, a round of Sgurr nan Coireachan, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr na Ciche and tops on route.rhalstead23/06/2015
From Loch Arkaig road end. With Nigel.MorecambeMonkey23/06/2015
First day of a five-day trip with DW & SL. Glendessarry - Sgurr na Ciche - Garbh Chioch Mhor - Sgurr nan Coireachan - Glendessarry. A very humid day, with no wind across the summits.AGWilliamson19/09/2014
From v midgy wild camp I Glen dessary. Julie and SandyBookerdddd01/06/2014
Bit of a long hairy drive to Glen Desserry car park. Sunny to first Munro, heavy showers to second Munro, Blazing sun and heat at this Munro and heavy rain the final long walk back Phew! Hard day.Jhimmy11/05/2014
ghaley02/05/2014
Climbed from A'Chuil bothy with Iain Brownchriswatson11/04/2014
Ascended at 6.30pm from Garbh Chiock Mhor and then down NE ridge to do Ben Aden. That wall just keeps on going, but eventually ends half way down. I hope the chaps that built it were well paid for their efforts in the middle of knowhere, but I doubt it.mindlessflogger11/07/2013
Solo. 1st of 3. Don't believe all you read about a bike. I went in via the South forestry track and it's not worth going beyond where you pass the bothy. Ascent up gully, nice and cool but could be tricky in Winter. Epic views from the summit!bowzi07/07/2013
With Iain and Tim.Loz_mck22/06/2013
One of my last munros and one of the best. Even got a tan. Walked in from Loch Arkaig. Enjoyed the last steep bit up it. As ever wonderful views.iandesbottes20/07/2012
1 of 7: From Strathan road end.ChrisR02/06/2012
Camped in the col before the munro, lovely spot, perfect weathersry227/05/2012
Climbed with Richard. Poor visibility but low wind. Interesting scramble on last munro. Very Long day! Stayed in Ft William in a B&Bamcculloch06/04/2012
250th - with Allan - from Glen Dessarry. Cloud down to 700/800m, light rain for several hours. Only view from Sgurr Mor. 11 hour day, just got back to Fort William for last orders at the Indian.RGibbs06/04/2012
Trig revisit-3 for the price of one! I found about a dozen chunks of a stonebuilt pillar (including one with part of the centre hole) which will have been S6148. This was replaced with a Vanessa using new FB S9789 - this is now lying 10m down-slope (due S), intact including its reinforcing bars but missing the FB and spider. This was evidently replaced by a second Vanessa, presumably reusing S9789. The remains of this 2nd Vanessa have been converted to a block, with its re-bars remaining in situ. I found half a dozen large chunks of the 2nd vanessa, including one with the imprint of the spider underside and a top loop. Luckily I was fairly early at the summit so was able to amuse myself classifying bits of ex trig without incurring the displeasure of Munro baggers et al. On a perfect spring day I continued along the superb ridge to the much more normal S9754 Fhuarain before returning to my Arkaig starting point.RHW24/03/2012
Long circuit from Strathanrjf3523/07/2011
round of squrr nan coireachan, garbh chioch mhor and squrr na ciche, cycled up to upper glendesarryrobertphillips03/07/2011
With Steve, Rod, AndrewOik14/06/2011
With Grant, Rod and Andrew from Loch Arkaig, going out to Sgurr na Ciche and back over the ridge in perfect walking conditions. Took just under 10.5 hours! SS14/06/2011
Long day's walk from Sourlies, with Mike C, in dry, but misty conditionsbarnz4820/06/2010
Superb.dal30/06/2009
Solo.Dangerous Dave08/06/2009
Bike to Upper Glen Dessarrytim74729/05/2009
With Jeanettedickscroop28/04/2009
Completed from Glen Dressery, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr nan Coireachan + 1 Top, 25km, 1600m in 9.5hrJamesSDonald11/12/2008
3rdThearlaichdubh21/04/2008
With Mark & Keith, on way in to Sourlies bothy.Grinner25/08/2007
Munro 144 2007 compleationancient brit04/07/2007
CK SheilaS09/06/2007
Negoiated another col beyond Garbh Chioch Mhor with quite a hard climb to the summit. yorkie27/05/2007
(cont from Sg nan Coireachan) Ascended from windy gap leftwards and then steeply to summit. Back to gap and down gully to valley & path. Didn't use boggy track through forest but traversed above & down to bike (17:15). Car 18:00. No views today. dbb17/05/2007
2nd time.PGCE19/04/2007
With Becky, weather held, back to kayak and camp by the loch, great way to travel.Colinmac200530/04/2006
5 of 5: From Garbh Chioch Mhor.ChrisR05/09/2005
103redcon14/08/2005
After a bivvy in upper Glen Kingie at NM948953. Over An Eag, Sgùrr nan Coireachan, Garbh Chioch Beag to reach Sgùrr na Ciche. From summit of Sgùrr na Ciche I returned to the col with Garbh Chioch Mhòr and went down the ravine SW. I then turned SE. There is something of a path and, indeed, on starting to drop down towards the River Dessary there are signs of efforts to allow a vehicle of sorts to get that far. Some bits have been cut but a lot of it is just driving over rather boggy ground. I followed the path in Glen Dessary that keeps to the north of the forest and passes near Upper Glendessary. Considerable work is in progress on the track between Upper Glendessary and Glendessary. Just to the north of Glendessary is a new lodge, quite large.pwbellarby24/06/2005
With Oli and Colinalistairpooler19/07/2004