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Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills


Postby Bod » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:32 pm

Route description: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

Date walked: 04/06/2011

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This report starts about 150 metres SE from the base of the In-Pinn. Rather than descend back down into Glen Brittle after a fantastic morning on Sgurr Dearg we decided as a party to experience a section of the Cuillin Ridge. Dropping down around An Stac towards Bealach Coire Lagan, Redrock, Valerie and I under the trusted lead from Steve were increasingly marvelled with this Cuillin adventure and were so grateful for having such great weather. My first photo here showns the path beginning to ease after a very tricky stretch in descent requiring care and respect. Take note of Sgurr Alasdair in its glory beyond the rocky corner.
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Once around this corner there is a scrambling drop for about 300 metres to the Bealach. We chose to leave our rucsacs safely at the top of the An Stac screes and head for Sgurr Mhic Choinich planning to return some 90 mins later. Anticipating much excitement and exposure we stretched towards the top of the rotten gulley with the cliffs getting darker and higher the closer we got to the upwards scramble. Do enjoy my next series of photos that show our climb and traversing of Mhic Choinich before returning for our sacks and descending the screes into Coire Lagan. You will note that Steve did carry his sack just in case we needed any helping hands.
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Looking back towards the Bealach, An Stac and the In-Pinn.
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:D :D :D :D
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Eek...eek..eek...eek!
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:D :shock: :D
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Myself step-easing through the An Stac screes. (pic. Redrock)
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Our section of tranverse, there and back again above.
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A wonderful boot shot - spot the gabbro scree scrapes and dust all over our boots! (pic. Redrock)
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Redrock and Valerie sharing tales and impressions of the Cuillin. Soon we would arrive back into the Glen Brittle campsite via the back gate by the shower block.
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Steve and I happy, happy chappies! (pic. Redrock)
What amazing full day we had all experienced together in this section of the Cuillin. It can't be stressed too much how valued Steve's lead had been, and we're planning a return trip or two before returning as team to tackle some more potentially epic sections. A thoroughly fantastic weekend! :thumbup:
Last edited by Bod on Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:48 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby HighlandSC » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:06 pm

Excellent. The scrambling looks great fun 8)
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby Redrock » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:43 am

Great stuff Bod! Wasn't it amazing! It's great to look back at the pictures to see all those scrambling sections! I'm always thinking about where to put my feet next (see pic 1426 and you'll see what I mean! :lol: ) and so forget to use the camera! I see you got the photo of your little balacing trick on the ridge in too! :lol:
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby baggervance » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:12 am

Bod

Two cracking reports about your adventures in Skye. Those An Stac screes look impossibly steep to be going down :shock: . Was hoping you might have went a jaunt along Collie's Ledge to the Kings Chimney so I could see some close up pictures :)

Well done to you and your team 8)

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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby Bod » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:33 pm

Thanks BV,
I too, even more intrigued now to get back for a wee "jaunt" around Collie's ledge...mmm hehe :shock: :lol:
baggervance wrote:Bod

Two cracking reports about your adventures in Skye. Those An Stac screes look impossibly steep to be going down :shock: . Was hoping you might have went a jaunt along Collie's Ledge to the Kings Chimney so I could see some close up pictures :)

Well done to you and your team 8)

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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby Bod » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:20 pm

We were looking over Bla Bheinn too, trust you had a great wee scramble there too....
HighlandSC wrote:Excellent. The scrambling looks great fun 8)
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby BlackPanther » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:47 pm

Fantastic :D :D :D I'm just back from Skye myself...
I was on Sgurr Alasdair two days later, it was rather cloudy but I managed to see the Inn Pinn from the top of Great Stone Chute. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is still on my to-do list but... That scrambling looks scary :shock:
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby Bod » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:55 pm

Sgurr Alasdair looks scary.....can't wait to get back! Have you got a post coming for Sgurr Alasdair, cheers Bod
BlackPanther wrote:Fantastic :D :D :D I'm just back from Skye myself...
I was on Sgurr Alasdair two days later, it was rather cloudy but I managed to see the Inn Pinn from the top of Great Stone Chute. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is still on my to-do list but... That scrambling looks scary :shock:
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby BlackPanther » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:01 pm

Bod wrote:Sgurr Alasdair looks scary.....can't wait to get back! Have you got a post coming for Sgurr Alasdair, cheers Bod

Yes, I will be posting all my Skye adventures, of course :D :D Sgurr Al. and Sgurr na Banachdich (which was the other Munro we managed to climb) but you have to be patient with me, as I'm out again climbing in the Fannichs tomorrow. I promise I'll do my reps as soon as I find time :D
Cheers, BP.
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby soapy27 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:22 pm

I did Sgurr Mhic Choinnich via Collies Ledge today in low cloud so did;t get the views and by the look of your photos I really missed out .Heres how The Ledge looked today
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby Collaciotach » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:10 pm

Glé Mhath a bhalaich ..... craicing wee report and good pics :)
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:22 am

[quote="soapy27"]I did Sgurr Mhic Choinnich via Collies Ledge today in low cloud so did;t get the views and by the look of your photos I really missed out .Heres how The Ledge looked today......

Over a year ago now we climbed Sgurr Mhic Chonnich, but will always remember looking at the start of the Ledge. Something I have yet to do Soapy, but it's a must one day I reckon :wink: :D :D
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Re: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin Hills

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:42 pm

Phworrrrr!!!

Looks very scarey and very exciting all wrapped up in one cracking walk 8) :)
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