Canisp is a fine cone-shaped Corbett when seen from ther west, and a steep wall from the north. Its eastern slopes are much more open lower down and give the shortest ascent, the chief reward of which are the superb views of the surrounding Assynt peaks.
Mostly pathless ascent across fairly featureless stony terrain.
None to start.
Parking area (marked P) just north of Loch Awe on A837.
Hillwalking in Winter
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