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Name:Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Hill number:885
Height:1053m / 3455ft
RHB Section:12A: Kyle of Lochalsh to Garve
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Triples, Catchment Boundaries, Beauly, Carron, Cromarty
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Inner Moray Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NH 08752 44727
Summit feature:trig point (broken)
Col:485m  NH159463  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 437 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Sunny & Iain - 6 Monar Munros, overnight camp Day 1 Bidein a Choire Sheasgaich, Lurg Mhor, Sgurr a' Chaorachain, Sgurr ChoinnichHuwel13/06/2020
2nd ascentdmckeith07/09/2019
squrr choinnich repeat, squrr na conbhaire, squrr a chaorachain repeat, bidean an eoin deirg my final munro top, cycled up from craig to wire rope crossing.robertphillips12/06/2019
A 33.5km, 3 Munro epic at Glenuig, climbing Sgurr Choinnich, Sgurr a' Chaorachain & Maoile Lunndaidh. Tricky with 45mph gusts but a cracking day out.Chris Mac13/04/2019
From Craig, via Bealach Bhearnais and Sgurr Choinnich. Descended via Sron na Frianich.Isbjorn Winter Round19/02/2019
From Craig, walk/cycle to Pollan Buidhe, then walk to near Glenuaig Lodge, then across valley and up N ridge of Carn nam Fiaclan to summit, continuing to Creag Toll a'Choin and Maoile Lunndaidh, returning to Carn nam Fiaclan, descent of Fuar-tholl Beag to Drochaid Mhuilich, bivvyed by stream from corrie loch, then to summit of Sgurr a' Chaorachain via Sron na Frianich, return trip out to Bidean an Eoin Deirg, then across to Sgurr Choinnich, descending to Bealach Bhearnais and along path in valley back to Pollan Buidhe and thence to Craig.kdbennett19/05/2018
ChrisGeraldine Fardon27/10/2017
With Geraldine. Summits in cloud.Chris Blake27/10/2017
Up to the bealach from the wire bridge, then sc, Interesting hills, rocky crags. Hot sunshine.mn2324/07/2017
2nd munro of the day. Only a few lenticular clouds in a blue sky and stunning views 360 degrees around.dave neilson24/07/2017
From Craig, MTB on track then round of Sgurr Choinnich, Sgurr a'Chaorachain and Bidean an Eoin Deirg.rhalstead06/06/2017
Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a' Chaorachain via the usual route, starting off from the Achnashellach Forest car park. Snow on top and snowing. Descent from Sgurr a' Chaorachain was hard on the knees so I gladly accepted a lift from the deer stalker rather than 3 miles down the track.tsharp19/04/2017
Long walk out to Craig. A bit of a slog climbing up after the descent of Sgurr Choinnich, from breezy to now gale force winds was blown over a few times up top. Descent was an almost exact north to land rover track rather the the SMC guide books North, then north west route.Jhimmy16/10/2016
climbed with fraser on club meet, completed the corbet and this made the secound munroe.JamesSDonald18/06/2016
With Caroline and Barry with Sgurr Choinnichnickywood105/06/2016
On TGO Challenge, with Sue, from Bealach Bhearnais. Also climbed on 25/03/1991.Phreerunner14/05/2016
Solo from Craig with bike. Second of the day in lovely clear, calm conditions.Play2End18/09/2015
Solo cycle from Craig and circular walk in good conditionsbarnz4815/07/2015
Revisit to check on trig remains. 2h15 from Craig, early start as rain due. On to Conbhaire, Coinnich and the Feartaig tops.RHW16/06/2015
With Sgurr Coinnichmunromurph12/06/2014
2nd of 2. Not getting any easier, snow really coming down and well cold. 1hr10 from Choinnich. Off N ridge before steep descent between crags (not recommended) drifts waist deep at times. Just made the road before darkness and a 1hr45 walk out in dark :/ 22.7km, 1400m, 9hr10.bowzi09/11/2013
Jon Clarke, Mark Whelan, Rich Fahyhutonthehill05/03/2013
Climbed with Richard on a clear day, blue skies. Excellent day - 10.5 hours for all 3amcculloch21/02/2013
With Sandy, up Meall a\' Chreagain Duibh from Loch Monar, nice east ridge up Bidean an Eoin DeirgWhithaugh12/08/2012
7 of 8: From Bidean an Eoin Deirg.ChrisR13/06/2012
With Steve, RodOik10/06/2012
From the level crossing via Bhealach Bearnais with Grant and Rod. Left John and Stephen at the col to do the Corbetts. Overcast all day.SS10/06/2012
maoile luudaidh, squrr a chaorachain, and squrr choinnich from craig cycled up to beyond wire rope crossing.robertphillips27/04/2012
From Sgurr Choinnich, then continued to Bidean an Eoin Deirgdavidpettit8431/05/2011
215th - Solo - from Craig, snow above 700m, strong winds nearly forced an abort. Linked 3 Munros for an 11 hour winter walk.RGibbs08/02/2011
Long day alone, poor weather, navigational error (potentially serious but spotted in time), kicked steps down from col. Never saw anyone all day - except for a horse - in the dark!otis_b_flywheel29/01/2011
Solo.Dangerous Dave10/06/2010
From Craig, with Ben-Ji in cloud. Forced up western side of western valley by swollen stream to col at SW end up on to plateau over all tops and back. Steeply up north side of Bidean an Eoin Dearg W to Sgurr a'Chaorachain and on to Sgurr Choinnich. Back north in the dark for three hours back to Craig.vegibagger28/10/2009
By Self Very remote feeling but brilliant views and great weatheralanm25/07/2009
Round of Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaich, Lurg Mhor, Sgur Choinnich, Sgurr a'Chaorachain, Maoile Lunndaidh, Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean from Craig. Day 27 of 59 for all Munros. 42km, +/-3800m, 16 hours.PGCE21/05/2009
second ascent in winter from crossing by gerrys hostel. long day in winter boots, climbed with dw, snow only high on the hills with strong winds on the summits. river crossings interesting with the snow melt, sgurr choinnich, sgurr a chaorachain then a steep descent back to the pollen buidhe track.rum doodle 18/02/2009
Walked in 9km from Craig and set up camp at Bealach. Following day completed Beinn Dearg, Cona Mheall, Meal nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala, Am Faochagach + 1 Top, returning to camp, 26.3kn 2320m in 12.5hr. The following day completed Biden a Choire Shieasgaich, Lurg Mhor +1 Top returning to camp, 15.2km 1320m 10.5hr, then returned back to car.JamesSDonald26/07/2008
We got to this summit laid out in the sunshine and listened to Flight of the Conchords on Martin's system and fell asleep. I awoke to see effortlessly gliding 30 feet above me a Golden eagle, huge beasty. Martin woke to watch it head off east from the summit. Impressive. Company: DJ Martin Stewart.iandesbottes05/07/2008
Second ascent 27/09/2010NormanW04/06/2008
Continued along the ridge beyond Sgurr Choinnich. yorkie07/05/2008
Rob in conjunciton with Sgurr Choinnich.david.walker4001/05/2008
Munro 236 2007 compleationancient brit01/09/2007
alone SheilaS12/05/2007
With a friend. From Craig. After climbing Sgùrr Choinnich and Sgùrr na Conbhaire we returned towards Sgùrr Choinnich but skirted the summit to reach the top of Sgùrr a' Chaorachain. My friend descended the north ridge. I continued over point 1035m to reach the summit of Bidean an Eòin Deirg. I returned to Sgùrr a' Chaorachan and went down the north ridge and then very steeply down to Pollan Buidhe and then back to Craig.pwbellarby26/04/2007
SR two Munro dayFrank03/08/2006
With Jeanettedickscroop23/07/2006