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Name:Sgurr Ghiubhsachain
Hill number:1351
Height:849m / 2785ft
RHB Section:18B: Sunart and Ardgour
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Linnhe, Catchment Boundaries, Shiel
Watershed:Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Greater Loch Linnhe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 87564 75118
Summit feature:large wide-based cairn
Col:235m  NM900707  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 40
(1:25k) 391
Observations:rock 30m W at NM 87536 75120 may be as high as ground under cairn
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 220 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Anti-clockwise circuit of the three Corbetts. Stiff pull up the final section, I went steeply up grass between rocks for the last bit, to the right (north east) of the summit without difficulty.Owen B06/10/2019
Cloudy but dry, Round of remaining two Corbetts east of Loch Shiel, from Callop. Interesting ridge and tricky descent, but went OK.douglas_easton22/05/2019
From the NTS car-park, along the boardwalk and along the track running alongside Loch Shiel to Guesachan. Up the North ridge of Meall a Choire Chruinn (great views over the loch as you rise), then onto Sgurr Ghiubhsachain and along the ridge to Meall nan Creag Leac. Returned down the north flank back to the lochside track. Around 5 hrs in total. Superb walk.summitter11/05/2019
Andrew, Fiona, JaneNHWC14/04/2019
CK SheilaS27/05/2018
Callow - Druim Tarsuinn - Sgurr Ghiubhsachain - Sgorr Craobh a' Chaorainn - Meall na Cuartaige - Callowdavidpettit8426/05/2018
Hadn't planned revisit but in afternoon sun the obvious way from Teanga back to Callop. Down to Leac, steep grass to traverse but OKRHW06/05/2018
Quite an impressive corbett actually mountain. Some of these corbetts are better than the munros, very distinctive and in some wonderful scenery. Never walked this area before, superb. Great views. Company: Soloiandesbottes20/07/2017
From Callop a good parking area just over the bridge. Weather changeable and so was my mind, Found north ridge difficult as I constantly lost path and eventually scrambled (grade 1) upwards. descent steep in a southerly direction.Jhimmy08/06/2017
55th Solo. Day 1 of overnight expedition, camped at head of Lochan Dubh (901 708). About 2km from Glenfinnan station follow track to Callop and beyond before heading up NE ridge of Sgorr Craobh a Chaorainn. Follow ridge round anticlockwise taking in two other Corbetts. Descend SE below Meall Mor to Lochan for overnight camp. Warm, clear, dry day. Excellent views.RGibbs31/05/2017
With DH and PS. Wolverhampton MCJohn Lee24/02/2017
From Callop (10:10) walked up glen, crossed stream by fallen tree and climbed NE ridge of Sgorr C a C. Cloud up and down but got useful views of route. Forecast bad but little rain. From summit (12:40) descended E to below crags, then back to ridge and on to Sgurr Ghiubhsachain. When ridge steepened, traversed R and climbed up corrie to summit ridge (less rocky). At summit 14:10. Descended NE ridge in cloud. Route-finding hard, with big drops. Finally escaped early to corrie and slogged back to Guesachan (16:25) for long walk back to Callop (17:45)dbb25/07/2016
A pleasant round from Glenfinnan using new path/bridge to Callop despite poor weather early on. Sgorr nan Cearc, Meal Doire na Mnatha, Sgorr Croabh a Chaorainn, Sgurr Ghiubhsachain and down to path then track to Callop and Glen finnandickscroop03/07/2016
Alone, with Sgorr Craobh a'ChaorainnGrinner28/05/2016
Meall a'Choire Chruinn, Sgurr Ghiubhsachain, Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn, Meall Na Cuartaige from N. Spectacular spring day with bright sunshine and very little breeze.RobertP10/04/2016
With Nick Piotrowski via the excellent NNE ridge in cracking winter conditionssignyred13/02/2016
Second of three Corbetts from Callop with ChrisPeterb13/05/2015
From Stob a'Bhealach an Sgriodain via the horseshoe ridge. Very pleasant ascent offering great views down Loch Shiel. Fantastic peak.bowlesy13/05/2015
From Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn col to join ridge 200m WSW of summit- could see least rough/steep lines here. Very atmospheric, wild top and very rough, trial and error way down N ridge. I think these 2 mts. would have been easier done the other way round. I know I should have used an Explorer map, not a Landranger. A fine, wild walk.pwheeler23/05/2014
A good round climbed with Sgorr Craobh a Chaorainn with Shaky from Glenfinnan. Crossed the footbridge & along the soggy footpath to join the track which we followed along the side of Loch Shiel as far as the bridge just past Guesachan. Took to the N ridge of Meall a' Choire Chruinn, deep grass to start with but easier higher up, over the top & then on to the Corbett. Great view along Loch Shiel. Then an easy wander round to Sgorr Craobh a Chaorainn. Slanted down E to join the path to Callop & then skirted round to cross the Callop River back to Glenfinnan. A great day out.NotReallyABagger05/08/2013
MMC Walk. Iain Wilson, Jeremy and Fraser. Fom Collops in driving rain and high wind. Could not get to Cona glen for Druim Tarsuinn as rivers in spate. Ascended Sgorr nan Cearc . Great tho' windy ridgewalk. Walked off, half way off Sgorr Giubsachain north ridge, to the road. Long day. 8 hours.alexmaclennan03/08/2013
sqorr craobh a chaorainn and squrr ghiubhsachain clockwise from callop in deep snow.robertphillips24/01/2013
from Callop via Guessachan cottage. Followed v faint and occasional path up ridge and into the cloud. Otherwise warm, bright, light drizzle. Careful routefinding on and off summit. solo. No view from top.niallp10/07/2011
Alone. In conjunction with 2 other corbetts from NSpudGunn10/07/2009
Solo trip; with Sgurr Craobh a'ChaorainnInvicta1417/04/2009
Backpack through Ardgour, glenfinnan to coran ferry w Jenx, one midgey night outnordicstar23/08/2008
2 of 3: From Sgorr Craobh a Chaorainn.ChrisR19/05/2008
Sgurr Ghiubhsachain (NM 876751) S/F NM923792 Early morning low cloud, burning back to unbroken sunshine. Warm and calm but cold wind at summit. Spectacular view, particularly Ben NevisJohn Young01/04/2007
With: hb sb ab; We parked at Glenfinnan. Pleasant walk down Loch Shiel to Guesachan where we climbed N ridge of Meall a'Choire Chruinn before Sgurr Ghiubhsachain itself. Excellent views along Loch Shiel and hills to E. Headed off along E ridge.Ian Baines26/05/2003
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines26/05/2003
MC JC.Martin6607/04/2002
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL13/05/2000
One of Scotland's best walks? A hill to return to - again, and again, and again...Gill01/01/2000
Climbed during an unseasonably mild February last year.gman09/09/1999
2nd of 3 Corbetts this day.IanHHill29/07/1999
Round of Meall a'Bhainne, Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn, Sgurr Ghiubhsachain, Meall nan Damh and Glas Bheinn from Glen Finnan road.Eddie27/03/1999
from Chruinn. Drop to bealach and more grass runs to back to find very steep upward stretches to craggy tops and a second top, very rough underfoot to top 150m away at 13.45. to Chaorainn.arranc18/06/1998
with Denis Richmonddavidsbatty01/06/1998
Second Corbett on this fine walk.Aye Jimmy29/05/1998
Solo Uisdean2513/06/1995
Corbett bagging: Sgurr Ghiubhsachain, Sgorr Craobh a' Chaorainn and Stob a'Bhealach an Sgriodain RHW26/05/1991
Ascended from Callop via Sgurr Chraobh a'Chaorainn in warm, humid conditions.JohnW31/07/1990