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Canisp is a cone-shaped peak and despite being a Corbett is often overlooked due to the quality of its neighbour, Suilven. It is well worth climbing for the fantastic views of the bizarre mountains all around. The usual approach, being much the shortest, is from the east.

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Region: Ullapool

Altitude: 847 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Canisp from the east

Other routes and challenges

The route above is much the shortest, but an ascent from the west gives a much finer approach, using stalkers' paths passing close by Suileag bothy before climbing up above Loch na Gainimh to finally ascent the WNW ridge.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Assynt Hotels

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Assynt Cottages

Ullapool & Assynt Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Users' walk reports for Canisp

There are 1039 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Canisp. They have contributed 20 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  22/8/15  22 M9C1S1
  29/7/17  14 C5
  26/12/09  12 C1
  16/8/20  11 C5
  24/9/11  6 C5
  29/3/14  3 M5C4
  23/7/11  3 C1
  31/3/98  3 M4C10
  20/8/15  2 C1
  29/5/12  2 C1
  13/10/18  1 C1
  18/1/14  1 C1
  24/9/18  0 C1
  30/10/15  0 C1
  23/7/14  0 C2
  22/7/13  0 C1
  4/8/12  0 C1
  6/9/10  0 C1
  23/5/10  0 C1
  3/8/80  0 C1G1

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