Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

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Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is one of the most difficult of the Cuillin Munros to reach for non rock-climbers. The final approach along the ridge is an exposed and in places difficult scramble; the rock scenery throughout is superb.


Rough walking to Coire Lagan, then a very steep ascent up scree to reach the ridge. The route beyond is a very exposed and in places difficult scramble, sometimes on basalt which is slippery when wet.

Public Transport

None to start.


Parking at Glen Brittle above the beach. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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