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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.

Public Transport

None to start.


Parking area (marked P) just north of Loch Awe on A837. 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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