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Name:Sgurr nan Coireachan
Hill number:736
Height:953m / 3127ft
RHB Section:10B: Knoydart to Glen Kingie
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Lochy, Ness
Watershed:Inner Moray Firth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NM 93312 95817
Summit feature:grassy knoll 6m NNE of cairn
Drop:220m
Col:733m  NM927956  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33 40
(1:25k) 398E
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 410 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Paul. Cycled to Upper Glendessary. After this hill on to Garbh Chioch Mhor. Flurries of snow and bursts of brilliant sunshine. Wonderful clear views. Uneasy descent down gully between GCM and Sgurr na Ciche to west . Cycled back. Over 10 hour day !younggl06/05/2019
Fifth 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
Felt a tough walk with a steep climb between these two hills. Still in the clag with rain on and off. Continued along the ridge to Sgurr Mor.akmilne12/07/2018
climbed as 4 - with AndyFCMark12/07/2018
SoloGeraldine Fardon30/05/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2712/05/2018
Weather clag on summit.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
Third Munro of the day with Brian R. Up from the Bealach, steep but clear route. Clear but overcast views, cool wind. Long descent to the Bothy.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
On the Long Walk to the Old Forge with Thomasrambler_gary21/08/2014
With E & Al. Camping at head of Loch Quoich, from canoe - quick up & down. Stunning views to Knoydart etc.Norman Reid07/08/2014
From midgy wild camp. Julie and Sandy.Bookerdddd01/06/2014
Bit of a long hairy drive to Glen Desserry car park. Sunny to this Munro, heavy showers to second Munro, Blazing sun and heat at third Munro and heavy rain the final long walk back Phew! Hard day.Jhimmy11/05/2014
ghaley02/05/2014
Parked at the head of a mirror like Lock Arkaig and ascended south ridge from Glen Dessary. The summer heatwave was in full force and we sweated buckets. Deer were taking dips in the lockans to cooling off. After the summit we had had enough, so we camped at the col west of the summit. Later we learnt that several members of the SAS had died in the heat, so felt less guilty that we had knocked off early that day.mindlessflogger10/07/2013
3rd of 3. Still enjoying the day even if the traffic is all going in the opposite direction to me. Path off wasn't great and I then made the daft decision to take the bike out on the N path. Had to push, kick and drag back to Glendessarry. Brutal day! 30.1km, 1955m, 12hr15.bowzi07/07/2013
With Iain and Tim.Loz_mck22/06/2013
Mainly sunny with fantastic views on Sgurr na Ciche, Merlin spotted on top. Verry muddy descent - tedious.gercal5302/08/2012
5 of 7: From Garbh Chioch Bheag East Top.ChrisR02/06/2012
Climbed with Richard. Poor visibility but low wind. Long day! Stayed in Ft William in a B&Bamcculloch06/04/2012
248th - 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
round of squrr nan coireachan, garbh chioch mhor and squrr na ciche, cycled up to upper glendesarryrobertphillips03/07/2011
From Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh via An Egg. Weather very wet so decided against a high camp and descended to Sourliesgaryhoney17/06/2011
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
With Jeanettedickscroop27/09/2010
Long day's walk from Sourlies, with Mike C, in dry, but misty conditionsbarnz4820/06/2010
CK SheilaS14/05/2010
Solo.Dangerous Dave08/06/2009
Bike to Upper Glen Dessarrytim74729/05/2009
Completed from Glen Dressery, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr nan Coireachan + 1 Top, 25km, 1600m in 9.5hrJamesSDonald11/12/2008
3rd 2nd finalThearlaichdubh21/04/2008
With Mark & Keith, on way in to Sourlies bothy.Grinner25/08/2007
Munro 146 2007 compleationancient brit05/07/2007
Walked in from Strathan. yorkie27/05/2007
Fr car at road end (9:40) cycled along S side of glen to br in forest. Straight up ridge to SnC in mist; false summit beforehand. On after false start to Garbh CB and CM (cont Sg na Ciche) dbb17/05/2007
Estimated date - done with Simon - although he was out of sight from here to the gap for decent - which I think is called the Flute.Aimless Rambler17/05/2007
2nd time.PGCE19/04/2007
With Becky, by kayak.Colinmac200530/04/2006
My words in diary, Splendour, paradise, great gob smacking views. Company: Martin Stewartiandesbottes15/10/2005
1 of 5: From Strathan.ChrisR05/09/2005
101redcon06/08/2005
After a bivvy in upper Glen Kingie at NM948953. A friend with had to return for work commitments so I left on my own at 04:25. Went up to the col and then to An Eag (873m). I continued to Sgùrr nan Coireachan (953m). There are bits of scrambling but the rock was dry. I continued westwards although the rock was damp or wet and care was needed. I reached the summit of Garbh Chioch Beag (968m), Garbh Chioch Mhòr (1013m) and Sgùrr na Ciche (1040m). The weather had remained dry.pwbellarby24/06/2005
With Oli and Colinalistairpooler19/07/2004
26 - Emmerson RoundMountain Goat29/05/2004
Fantastic dry warm day.Dugswell227/05/2004