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Name:An Coileachan
Hill number:1052
Height:923.9m / 3031ft
Parent (Ma):1040  Sgurr Mor
RHB Section:14B: The Fannaichs
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Submarilyn, Murdo,
Grid ref:NH 24174 68012
Summit feature:flat rock 7m NW of cairn
Col:775.6m  NH 2372 6859  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 20
(1:25k) 436S
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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With JW. From West end of Loch Glascarnoch, up Abhainn an Torrain Duibh to Creag Dhubh Fannaich, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor, Meall Gorm, An Coileachan. Long descent with painful knee but good views!robertgn08/01/2019
Climbed solo from A835 west of Loch Glascarnoch. Followed path on the West Bank of the Abhainn an Torrain Duibh (not marked on map). Ignore the track through the forest. Continue alongside Abhainn a Ghiuthais Li as far as the footbridge (also unmarked) at 252712. Ascended Meallan Buidhe (skirted summit), An Coileachan, Meall Gorm SE top and main top, Meall nam Peithirean, Sgurr Mor, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. Return via Craig Dhubh Fannaich (summit skirted) and back alongside outward route. Excellent conditions. Fine walk but long and rough walk in/out. Luckily very dry conditions - bogs would hinder progress.jamessteel10024/07/2018
With ChristineKeith9926/09/2017
With keithchristine9926/09/2017
with MartinTopsaswell22/07/2017
From parking on A835 followed W bank of Abhainn an Torrain Duibh then N back of Allt an Loch Sgeirich, crossed and up Creag Dhuibh Fannaich, then Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor, Meall nan Peithirean, Meall Gorm summit and SE top to An Coileachan. Descended to Abhainn a'Ghiuthais Li, crossed using footbridge at NH252712 and followed W bank back to A835kdbennett10/07/2017
Got misplaced in pretty crap weather, returned via Sgurr Mor but missed the path off, reached the road at 8.00 pm oopsgeoffreybbb22/09/2015
First Munro done on my own. Long boggy walk in/out just kept heading for the forest on the way back.Baggieboy22/09/2015
Lionel Tony JennieChris Blake14/09/2015
Sunny but coldish. went light weight to bag these 4 Munros quickly.Long walk in and out over rough, wet ground.Jhimmy09/07/2015
Revisit for Sims. Dreich 19mi 11-top circuit of Sims and HuMPs from A832 just E of Grudie Power Sta.RHW19/06/2015
with Ali :)jennygraham26/12/2014
Last Munro of the day. Cool and sunny. Rested in the wee cave on the summit. Long arduous descent and eaten alive by wee black flies in the forest.Play2End14/09/2014
1st of 7. Cycled into Fannich Lodge before taking stalker path onto hill, reasonable going but it does mean you'll be doubling up on some ground.bowzi14/06/2014
With Hannah on traverse of Fannichs Desperate Stan16/07/2013
1st hill of the Eastern 4. Lovely dayakmilne29/05/2013
Good weather for most of the day, a long walk surrounded by great views. Done all 4 Western Fannichs together.FCMark29/05/2013
On a long day in the Eastern Fannichs. See my blog post for more details: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>alistairpooler12/05/2013
solo from Aultguish Inn. Good conditionsmunromurph08/08/2012
Climbed An Coileachan and Meall Gorm together on a day of perfect visibility.rhalstead06/07/2012
6 of 6: From Meall Gorm SE Top.ChrisR21/06/2012
5 day munro bagging trip far north 4 eastern fannichs.robertphillips03/06/2012
Climbed with Jon and Richard. Reasonably good conditions with a few patches of rain. Total 12h 55 mins for all 9.amcculloch18/08/2010
211th - Allan, from N on A832 (6km from Braemore Junction), overcast with patchy rain. Started out as a 5 bag, but extended to an epic 13hr day to complete all 9 of the Fannichs from W to E.RGibbs18/08/2010
See Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaichgercal5326/06/2010
Almost dropped off too far to the east in the mistsignyred18/05/2009
Long day's walk with Lucy & Euan in deteriorating weatherbarnz4822/07/2008
NUFWAS Easter trip. With Will, Jon & Clare.Grinner06/05/2008
From Loch Fannaich Lodge completed An Coileachan, Meall Gorm, Sgurr Mor, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Meall A'Chraggaigh, Sgurr nan Clach Geala, Sgurr nan Each + 3 Tops, 26.6km, 2250m, in 10.3hr plus 12km bike ride both in and out.JamesSDonald05/10/2007
Long traverseAJones26/08/2007
Munro 196 2007 compleationancient brit13/08/2007
With Jay, big day.Colinmac200529/04/2007
Alone. Close, variable cloud at 3000'otis_b_flywheel02/07/2006
6 of 6 : From Meall Gorm SE Top.ChrisR22/05/2006
Glasgow and Lancaster Weekend. Ascent with Hugh, Tom and Andyalexmaclennan05/02/2006
with Phil Dant and Geoff. Strong warm southerly windvegibagger27/10/2005
Fourth Munro today, lovely roundnickywood116/06/2005
Continued SE along the ridge from Meall Gorm croosing Bealach Ban before climbing to the summit. yorkie30/05/2005
With Jeanettedickscroop13/07/2004
Grand tour of Fannichs, cycled in from Grudie. Ascended An Coileachan and headed to Sgurr Mor - picked up Bienn Liath Mhor Fhainnich and bivvied on side of the Mhor in a shepherds howf.nordicstar06/07/2004
2nd time. All 9 Fannaich Munros, east to west. Day 10 of 59 for all Munros. 36km, +/-2700m, 13 hours.PGCE01/06/2004
On A835- Abhainn an Torrain Duibh- Beinn Liath Mhor Fainnich- Sguur Mor- Meall Gorm- An Coileachan- Meallan Buidhe- A835 walk with brother. Superb ridgewalking- see Sgurr Mor for more eulogy.pwheeler23/05/2004
With Gary Hodgson.Dangerous Dave13/05/2004
steep ascent - grass all way to top.summit cairn perched on se edge of plateauWhithaugh08/05/2004
Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor, Meall Gorm and An Coileachan plus 3 Tops.PGCE23/02/2004