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Name:An Socach West Top
Hill number:6449
Height:843m / 2766ft
Parent (Ma):805  Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan [Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan]
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Beauly
Class:Subsimm
(sSim)
Grid ref:NH 08158 22847
Summit feature:small cairn on outcrop
Drop:25m
Col:818m  NH085228  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25 33
(1:25k) 414N
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On climb to An Socach. With David Main.MorecambeMonkey13/05/2017
Climbed solo. Cycle from Glen Affric Hostel to Allt Coire Ghaidheil bridge. Stalkers path to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil. Rugged but straightforward ridge walk over An Socach N top, An Socach, An Socach W top, Stob Coire na Cloiche, Stob Coire nan Dearcag, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan E top to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan main summit. The latter is a superlative mountain - vast, complex, remote and with a nice pointy peak! Returned to Bealach Coire na Cloiche, and thence down fine stalkers path to the hostel. Weather was fine with morning mist clearing to give a fine afternoon with far-ranging views from all summits. Caught in a heavy shower on descent around 6pm. Time ~ 8 hours.jamessteel10020/08/2016
Part of two-day backpack of Loch Mullardoch Munros.mikejacobs31/07/2016
Day 2 of Mullardoch roundvictimofmathema12/07/2015
Last top before the final Munro of the day.Play2End03/07/2015
With Climbing ClubJamesSDonald13/07/2013
Hyperopic12/05/2012
Company: Jake the Black Labiandesbottes10/05/2009
First top of a five Munro day.vegibagger26/07/2007
second ascent, with 3 others, goc 2007, climbed from the hostel at cammus luinnie on way to a wild camp on the ridge. 2 munros and several tops, generally clear with the odd snow flurryrum doodle 12/05/2007
With Niel from Strawberry Cottage completing An Socach, Sgurr Nan, Mullach na Dheiragain + 7 Tops, 32km, 2130, in 12.0hrJamesSDonald17/06/2006
2 of 6: From An Socach.ChrisR27/10/2005
With Will & Gary.Dangerous Dave03/11/2003
2nd ascentChris Pearson10/08/2002
From Affic YH, loop around An Socach, to Carn Eighe, Fhionnlaidh, Dheiragain and Ceathreamhan and back to YH, inc. all tops. Grand day out!nordicstar03/05/1998
Morning mist, cleared to good views.iangalbraith22/09/1997
With CNDO, Jeff, Eric, John, Peter, Brenda, Ann and Mairi.Dugswell213/06/1997
first ascent solo, heavy rain and sleet, snow on the tops, vis bad on the highest of the 3 munros, but cleared for last hill. climbed from alltbeith yh on the way to a wild camp by loch mullardoch.rum doodle 10/05/1997
With: hwt; Straight up from Alltbeithe YH to ridge the An Socach and N top. Back to Stob Coire na Cloiche then 'na Dearcag & Sgurr nan C E top & summit. Out to W top then down S ridge via Beinn an t-Socaich to YH. A wet & cloudy day.Ian Baines11/10/1996
Long MTB in from Loch Affric to Altbeithe for round of An Socach, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and Mullach na Dheiragain.PeterD16/08/1996
Heading for the big Munro.Aye Jimmy21/07/1996
Loch Mullardoch Circuit 3 day backpacking/wild camping. With Andymountainmunki29/06/1995
Pacing Hugh Symonds on his continuos Munro Round.Eddie06/05/1990
Short ascent of An Socach in wild winter snowy conditions -wind and cloud with John H from our base at Affric YH -survival in the coldChris Pearson13/03/1987
Alltbeithe YH Up Allt na Faing to col Over W. Top to An Socach Back to col & up Stob Coire nan Dearcag Across head of Coire nan Dearcag to Carn na Con Dhu Mullach na Dheiragain Mullach Sithidh Reverse to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan W. Top Stuc Bheag Stuc Mor Back to W. Top Alltbeithe YH An Caorann Mor W. end of Loch Cluanie. (PM)gerrybowes24/07/1986
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