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Name:Beinn Sgritheall NW Top
Hill number:705
Height:928m / 3045ft
Parent (Ma):695  Beinn Sgritheall
Parent (SMC):695  Beinn Sgritheall
RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Beag (Glenelg), Catchment Boundaries
Class:Munro Top, High Hills of Britain, Subsimm
(MT,HHB,sSim)
Grid ref:NG 83496 13141
Summit feature:embedded rock 3m ESE of cairn
Drop:26m
Col:902m  NG835130  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 413S
Observations:rock is 20-30cm higher than base of cairn
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 284 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Beinn Sgritheall - Walkhighlands route with NW top addedhummusg04/04/2024
10:30, 17 degrees, sunny, calm. Path from road south of Lochan Bhealach Rarsaidh. Hot work initially but then in shade of trees, including ancient woodland. Paused at the lochan and chatted to a walker coming down: he'd set out at 8. Enjoyable ascent on Beinn Sgritheall's west ridge; wisps of cloud higher up making it cooler. Nice stroll from Beinn Sgritheall's summit to the NW Top, where I sat down for a snack. Descended SE, then followed the cirque round and down the NW ridge, which was a better walk than I had anticipated. Interesting to see the other bits of Beinn Sgritheall. On to Beinn a' Chapuill.Wycombe Wanderer05/06/2023
With Luna, Hamish sat this one outBigNick24/07/2021
Beinn Sgritheall (CCW) from Arnisdale.Geoff Briggs31/05/2019
Beinn Sgitheall main top, then out and back for the E top, then up to here. 5th of 6 hills for the day, onto Meall na h-Oidhche.jonglew05/05/2019
beinn mhialairigh, creag an taghain, beinn sgritheall, beinn sgritheall NW top. from 7924413992robertphillips19/03/2018
From Arnisdale, following signed path to Bealach Arnasdail, then up ridge to East top, along to main summit of Beinn Sgritheall, across to Northwest top, descended SW to meet path on west ridge and followed that down to Lochan Bhealaich Rarsaidh, then approx S to coast road along track (which doesn't follow the line marked on the 1:25000), returning to Arnisdale along roadkdbennett21/10/2017
KeithByTheC26/08/2017
Ascent from Arnisdale with Scott B, mist clearing to allow good views on descentbarnz4828/05/2017
TGOiansm12/05/2017
Climbed Beinn Sgitheall solo from Arnisdale, including the East Top and NW Top. Ample parking in village. Lovely path up to Bealach Arnasdail. Bouldery climb to E top. Great though short ridge walk from there to the main summit, which is a stupendous viewpoint overlooking Loch Hourn, Skye and the hills of Knoydart and Kintail. After bagging the NW top, I traversed back to the West Ridge for the descent. The last bit through Coille Mhialairigh woods to the Arnisdale road is awkward as I lost the very faint path and ended up fighting through some steep and very overgrown hillside! Weather was fine - no wind, sunny earlier in the day, but clouding up later (mist settled on the summits, but after I left). Was plagued by midges at times, and a swarm of flying ant-like insects at the summit (one of whom bit me!). Nonetheless, a very fine isolated Munro and much recommended!jamessteel10017/08/2016
with Ian & John from Arnisdale including NW Top. Warm/humid and cleggs were in fine biting mood.mproudfoot25/06/2016
With Keithchristine9924/08/2015
With ChristineKeith9916/10/2014
From Arnisdale traversing ridge SE to NW dropping down on narrow path to road and back.jigglybones29/05/2014
Popped across to this after climbing the Munro.chriswatson13/08/2013
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave04/11/2012
3 of 5: From Beinn Sgritheall. Sam and Tim waited there.ChrisR02/08/2012
Arnisdale - Beinn nan Caorach - Beinn na h-Eaglaise - Beinn Sgritheall - NW Top - Arnisdale. With Ruthdavidpettit8407/06/2012
Almost missed this one in the mist! With DW. The clag cleared briefly and we spotted the Top; we had been on top of another mound that we thought was the Top. Careless (and unacceptable!) navigation. With Beinn S and the two nearby Corbetts.AGWilliamson22/09/2011
From minor road to West at ng 780135BLACKHILL11/06/2011
selfdavidsbatty21/11/2010
 yorkielad26/05/2010
From Glen Beag / Balvraid, hacked up following pylon line, up Caorach SE ridge, then Eaglaise b4 repeat of Sgritheall and NE top.nordicstar03/04/2010
With Kenny and Dave, completeing Beinn Sgritheall and the Top. 7km, 980m, in 5.5hrJamesSDonald10/10/2009
Veryhappybunny28/07/2009
CK SheilaS05/04/2009
Hot, sunny spells, windy on top, excellent views.iangalbraith04/06/2008
Solo. RBS HWC weekend at Ratagan, Kintail. Both the ascent from Arnisdale and the descent from the western end of the hill were alarmingly steep. A beautiful blue sky day with views out to the Outer Hebrides. I left my rucsack whilst I wandered out to bag the North-West Top and had some difficulty finding it again against the stones on the summit plateau.langskill24/05/2008
second ascent, 3 in group, lots of ticks around, , clear & sunny day but windy on top. climbed via the forest & west ridge, summit, pt 928, pt 906 then descended to arnisdale, and along the road back to the car.rum doodle 24/10/2007
With Jeanettedickscroop18/06/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit24/05/2007
with Alasdairraffemeister21/10/2006
R tally for day= 2 corbetts 1 graham 1 munro 1 munro top Richard Tait31/05/2005
dbb02/06/2002
From Arnisdale with Smithy on a hot, sunny day with a superb view from the summit. Out & back to NW top too.NotReallyABagger04/05/2002
Short walk across from the main summit. yorkie17/06/2001
irresistible- see main summit for logpwheeler29/05/1999
with Jasper the Dalmatian, on steamy hot day with him actually having stiff legs after over excertingt himself on the 13 Munros of South and north Glen Shiel ridges over previous two days.vegibagger18/05/1999
R Richard Tait18/05/1999
MVW, ASc, JT, NB... Up standard way thru woods west of Arnisdale, good day became poor weather. bagged top in mist. Back same route up.nordicstar21/12/1998
AJW RS NB AS JT. Coille Mhialairigh by Loch Hourn to tarn (817127), Beinn Sgritheall & NW Top (835132). Return by same route. A fine cold day with dry snow blowing on the ridge.Vin21/12/1998
Galltywenallt22/11/1998
with Richard Bennett on way to VR trip to Skye!batrigg16/05/1998
first ascent, from glenelg goc98, clear & sunny day but windy on top. climbed via the west ridge, summit, pt 928, pt 906 then descended to arnisdale, then glean dubh for a wild pitch.rum doodle 08/05/1998
With Richard.Dugswell223/09/1997
A Ring of Bright Water afternoon. SoloShutterlag24/11/1993
Munro Top that had to be done.Aye Jimmy01/06/1991
With Dave after Skye trip again from the west. We were both just about sobered up by the time we got back to the car! SS04/05/1991
petey01/01/1990