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Name:Sgurr nan Spainteach
Hill number:831
Height:990m / 3248ft
Parent (Ma):825  Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe
Parent (SMC):825  Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe
SMC/RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland
Topographical area:HW11 Fhuaran-fhada
Catchment:Alsh & Duich
Class:Simm, Munro Top, High Hills of Britain, Murdo
(Tu,Sim,MT,HHB,Mur)
Grid ref:NG 99147 15000
Summit feature:outcrop close to cairn
Drop:65m
Col:925m  NG986149  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414N 414S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 508 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
5/6. From SE, NH 0051 1354, path intermittent at times, to Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe then along ridge to Fhuaran E top and back along the ridgeRHW01/06/2024
Five sisters from Morvich and back along the Glen.atreides788727/05/2024
on the way to Sgurr nan Carnach.Topographer5726/07/2023
Kintail Brothers and Sisters ridge from Ault a' Chruinn to Cluanie Innhummusg19/07/2023
A wonderful sunny day perfect for hill walkingAndrew Simmons26/04/2023
five sisters of Kintail walk with Walkers on great dayDenise 26/04/2023
Parked in A87 layby on W side of forest gap and climbed up to the ridge just E of Beinn Odhar. Classic ridge walk thereafter over the Five Sisters - Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr nan Saighead and Beinn Bhuidhe before descending its W ridge and the path alongside the stream to Allt a' Chruinn. Wonderful clear weather. With Gillian and Denise.richard6926/04/2023
One of the best ever hill days. Three Brothers and Five Sisters with one son. East to West.quadbarrel15/04/2023
Bob & Duke.DukeNukem05/07/2022
Five Sisters from Bealach Lapain. First dry day for a bit.Flatfield15/06/2022
Traverse of the Five Sisters Ridge, from the Glenshiel battlefield car park at NH 00907 13524. Steep climb of 550m to Bealach an Lapain, then rough ridge walking over Beinn Odhar, Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach and Sgurr Fuaran. Then followed the main path around and down to Ault a'Chruinn by the stalkers' path. 16.9km, with 1440m of ascent. Solo.Man of Kernow130/08/2021
Beautiful weather, cloud inversion.colazione28/08/2021
Five Sisters ridge west to eastgeoffh1221/06/2021
Camping weekend with club, climbed with MikeJamesSDonald22/05/2021
From Morvich - 8 Munros - Five Sisters, Brothers, Cistge Dhubh down into Glen Affric then up to An Socach and camp in BealachHuwel23/04/2021
Atmospheric day up on The Five Sister of Kintail ridge with John. Spent much of the time on the ridge in the clouds, though there were clear patches earlier on. Ground was very wet and the resulting mixture of mud and wet slabby rock made for a slippery ridge walk. We had cars at both ends, but John left his car keys in my car (whoops), so we managed to blag a lift from kind stranger at the Jac-o-bite back up to my car.mproudfoot11/10/2020
Bealach an Lapain. Summits completed: Beinn Odhar, Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr nan Saighead, Beinn Bhuidhe and Sgurr na Moraich. Descended to Loch Duich. Lovely sunny day.knarf30/04/2018
Glasgow and Lancaster Clunie WE Day 2. With Tom O and Peter C. Great day with sunny calm clear weather and perfect viz. Suncream and goggles on for much of day. Bealach an Lapain to Sgurr Fhuaran West Ridgealexmaclennan11/03/2018
With Steve Smith. Last hill on a traverse of the Kintail Three Brothers ridge - Cluanie Hotel to battle memorial.jonglew21/10/2017
Alone, turned back from Five sisters due to high winds.Rob Pen y Garn16/08/2017
From A87 onto ridge for traverse of Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran and Sgurr nan Saighead. Dropped down to river and followed back.rhalstead10/06/2017
SoloTopsaswell16/05/2017
with Gavin on Five Sisters traverse from large GlenSheil FC parking via Bealach na Lapain. All types of weather, with warm sunshine at day's end. about 7 hrs walk. Views minimal until then.niallp15/05/2017
Lovely autumn day with stags roaring all around - mostly bright and partly sunny, gentle breeze. From Morvich, cycled up the glen to car park.Capt Malbec23/10/2016
Ascended from Morvich via Glen Lichd, climbing up to the ridge from Glen Lichd House. A long tough climb to get to the ridge.Roblex10/10/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac10/10/2016
Five Sisters traversesqueegs20/05/2016
On New Year trip to Shiel Lodge at Shiel Bridge with CUHWC friends. Linear walk along the Five Sisters back to Shiel Lodge.AGWilliamson28/12/2015
Five Sisters with Andrew and othersMark Jackson28/12/2015
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave19/09/2015
Five Sisters - with Nevis HillwalkersScmccabe 16/07/2015
 yorkielad27/08/2014
Solo. Fidget21/07/2014
From Glenshiel: Up to the Bealach na Lapain, then Saileag and back, Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Dubh, Sgurr na Carnach and Sgurr Fhuran. Dropped down to Shiel Bridge. Hitched back to the start.jigglybones30/05/2014
2 of 8: From Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe. Then returned there to continue.ChrisR21/09/2012
Five Sisters routeCaralynR19/09/2012
See Sgurr na Ciste Dubhdickscroop11/06/2012
with Markgrimjimm02/06/2012
Heathergarbo110323/04/2012
after the munrorobertphillips12/06/2011
As part of Five Sisters of Kintail, with Clare on a fine day.alwaysinshorts05/06/2011
self (Five Sisters)davidsbatty25/04/2011
Cairngorm Club overnight meet. With Eilidh Scobbie and Marj Ewan. We were dropped off below Bealach an Lapain. We went up a path which goes up a gap between forests and not far from the forest lying to the east of the gap. At the top of the forest it goes east a little above the forest before ascending again and reaching Bealach an Lapain. We went westward on the ridge to Sgurr nan Spainteach, reaching it at 19:00. I saw a figure on the summit of Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe which later was discovered to be Rhona Fraser, another club member. We continued to the summit of Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, reached at 20:10. We descended towards the col with Sgurr na Carnach, meeting Rhona. I found out later that she continued eastwards after she left us and got to Saileag. This was her Munro number 1000 ascent - a fine achievement. We continued to the summit of Sgurr na Carnach and then Sgurr Fhuaran.pwbellarby21/06/2008
With Will, Morvich to A87 & hitching down the road.Grinner07/06/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit25/07/2007
Updating from way backSimon Winton16/06/2007
Veryhappybunny07/06/2007
With I.McSkimming & D.FlemingHighland Days04/06/2007
Climbed on aborted attempt on 5 Sisters - others tired after South Glen Shiel Ridge previous daybarnz4802/06/2007
Estimated date - done with Keith Brown as part of 5 sistersAimless Rambler03/05/2007