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Name:An Socach West Top
Hill number:6449
Height:841.5m / 2761ft
Parent (Ma):805  Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan [Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan]
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
Class:High Hills of Britain, Subsimm
Grid ref:NH 08157 22844
Summit feature:small cairn on outcrop
Col:816.2m  NH 0849 2288  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25 33
(1:25k) 414N
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From the Alltbeithe hostel onto the ridge to the north. Then Stob Coire na Cloiche, Stob Coire nan Dearcag, Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan E Top, Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan, Carn na Con Ddu, Mullach na Dheiragain, returning to Bealach nan Daonine to cross Coire na Dearcag to the opposing ridge NE of Stob Coire na Cloiche to ascend An Socach W Top and An Socach before returning down to the bealach and hostel. Morning was showery/snowy and tops in cloud before weather started to clear up mid afternoon. Generally limited views until early evening. Alot of wet snow on the top 200m of the SE and NE ridges of Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan. With Gillianrichard6922/04/2024
With Jill. Passed over the summit twice while going out and back to An Socach. Repeat.Dangerous Dave16/08/2023
With Pete, Tim B, Ella, Rory, Rafi, Alex, & Fergus. From wild camp at Alltbeithe on the way to An Socach. Bit claggy, but not (yet!) raining.millionmts15/08/2022
Mullardoch round of all Munros and all Munro Tops. 3 day backpack.Geoff Briggs14/07/2022
Weather fair.MountainMac28/06/2021
Loch Mullardoch Circuitmaclrc22/05/2021
Long day from Chisholm Bridge camp, tricky navigation in cloud but clearing laterCapt Malbec06/05/2018
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
after the main top.robertphillips26/05/2012
Company: Jake the Black Labiandesbottes10/05/2009
From Alltbeithe. Wet and cloud covered tops. I started walking with Peter Price but he turned back after the first Munro of the day.langskill23/05/2008
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 ascent. Part of a solo 'monster day out' in running shoes doing 'everything' I had missed previously - m'bike up Affric to start.Chris Pearson10/08/2002
Solo from the outdoor centre near Morvich on a sunny & hot day. Over Bealach an Sgairne, rounded end of Loch a'Bhealaich & then stupidly traversed under summit of Sgurr Gaorsaic which meant another trip some years later. Up S spur to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan W top & then the main summit. Then the out & back to Mullach na Dheiragain which did provide some fine views. Turned E along the ridge as far as An Socach. Then dropped down to the youth hostel & the very pleasant walk back out to Morvich.NotReallyABagger30/08/2001
Out and back from Loch Cluanierjf3514/07/2000
on way to An Socachpwheeler25/05/1999
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
RS. Affric SYHA to An Socach, Mam Sodhail, Carn Eige, Beinn Fionnlaidh, then drop into Glean a'Choilich (to save retracing steps), to Mullach na Dheiragan & Sgurr nan Ceathramhanan. Affric SYHA. A cool fine day!Vin03/05/1998
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
2 friends bivouacking; settled sunny weatherNorfolkPT2121/07/1990
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
With three friends. From Athnamulloch we walked via An Sornach to An Socach. We went on to Stob Coire nan Dearcag, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan, the W top, Stuc Bheag, and Stuc Mor. We went back to the col between Stuc Mor and Stuc Bheag, then went east down a snow field and contoured round to Carn na Con Dhu, then Mullach na Dheiragain, and Mullach Sithidh. I alone did the E top and caught the others up on Bealach Coire Ghàidheil. Misty on Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan.pwbellarby29/05/1982
GH HFB06/12/1981
Mullardoch roundbertbarnett12321/06/1981
IRA-OC HFB21/06/1975
Denise 24/04/2024
Jill Robertson16/08/2023