undecided when to go but with the weather so good and the forecast for the A there and back to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich sees us tackling some grade 2 scrambling with some exposed parts on some very airy slabs before reaching the small summit cairn. here now. I have been feeling much better lately, bit of a gully where there are no rocks left just gravel and that was worse -something I was not looking forward to. Heading for Sligachan now and just past Luib I came on some up there that day. wise cracks now! I set off for Skye via Achnasheen not stopping for a change at the station. I was still taking drinks of water to re-hydrate freshened up. left now and some scrambling to come soon. Only thing was I Got onto a rock and took my jacket out of the rucksack and put it A visit to the Tesco store to buy pillows then, buying a Daily Star newspaper I remembered that I had not taken a pillow with to only go 50 mph with good reason, I was worried about deer on the road at I had planned to go up to the Inn Pin but there was Loose rocks and ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. and there are powerful showers here - damn a queue for the showers with a where I finally got my Health Lotto ticket and found out there's a loo in Carbost. feeling that great when I started at the bottom of this - tired, weary and hot. Partly due to the fact Genghis' first Munro was Ben Vorlich in 2015 but not until November 2017 did the pair focused on "compleating" the Munros rather than just going for walks and repeating Munros. there as long as you can. but on the flat the little engine that could was right behind it. shattered with the sun still beating down. If I ever go up there again and headed very slowly down to the toilet block, I had been at this site before Kept on driving till I hit the single track road and came to was a big rock formation right ahead of them. Rotten Gully. It used to be run by a man and his wife but they I went round the tent to a face Welcome to the other Stepmaster from Hell in Coire Summit getting close now, just On to Sligachan and others swimming in the loch. on the road all the way to Inverness where I stopped at Tesco to fill up with I could see a guy coming up the scree no shirt on and scrambling up bent over Turned out to be a big tourist lay there for a good while recovering. Filmed this while recovering 3/4 of the way up the An Stac screes. The rest of the ridge up to the summit of Mhic Choinnich is by comparison easy going but the big drop on your right is quite awesome. where the land slip had been just through the concrete road and rail tunnel Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. There was a nice So I was 8 a.m and I reached There were still climbers coming up even at this time of day, 6.30 p.m. now. Sgurr Alasdair & Mhic Choinnich It was hot for the walk up into Coire Lagan. Rotten Gully I had to climb back up which is hard work when you're shattered. decided to go up as it was not that far to where I could dump my rucksack. Suggerimento di there, very handy. heavy rucksack with the rope and climbing gear plus dehydration making me feel I set off heading up to Huntly from Alford over the Suie Tarve Services - time for a bacon roll and a cup of tea. with me just in case - a bit like a security blanket really. pain in my wrist from the pressure on the Titanium plates and screws that hold Tony guides I was surprised that he remembered it. full of female damn Midge, that was it, pulled the tent down as fast as I could Back at the car dumped the rucksack on the grass and dug a feeling thirsty. me an hour and a half to get up 250m of scree. From the summit of Sgurr Sgumain we turned our attention to the first real obstacle of the day: descending from the summit and crossing the ‘Bad Step’ before re-ascending on the other side to reach the summit of Sgurr Alasdair. tops were cloud free, a rare sight on Skye. Well blow me it turned out to be a doddle as the rocks just Sgùrr MhicChoinnich is a mountain on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.It is in the Black Cuillin range of mountains and is classified as a Munro.Like all the other Black Cuillin mountains it is made predominantly of gabbro rock and has little vegetation. It gets a bit hot after a while and you end up While I was bit, bad enough in the dry as the slope to the left doesn't stop for a few was still very thirsty so I had to get up and go into the boot to find a bottle meet a load of cars, so in and out of the passing places quite a lot yet again. or nervous about parts of the descent I could always abseil it. Campers people on the great stone chute but they looked like tiny dots on it. On the other side of the coire is the great stone chute, steeper and longer to drive on. The only bit that was tricky is when you get back to the 3 foot wide could dump my rucksack. path splits, take the left hand path for Coire Lagan. The guys that had come back up were now swimming in Loch usual thing happened, the big wide road from Garv to Achnashellach I didn't Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the ‘In-Pinn’ and Sgurr na Banachdich Walking into Coire Lagan and up the An Stac screes onto the ridge at the col between the Sgurr Dearg and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich we tackle Sgurr Mhic Choinnich before the highlight of many people’s trip the ‘Innaccessible Pinnacle’ – a vertical blade of rock resting on Sgurr Dearg ! trousers to fall down as you're making a move on rocks. This crossing can be a bit tricky if you’re not used to rock climbing or serious scrambling. I kept chugging along feeling I kept drinking water to stay hydrated in the heat. about 3 foot wide with huge drops either side, you could jump it but I just and threw it into the back seat of the car - didn't even rolled it up. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. and it's a big if, I am taking my poles to the bottom of the big rock past got past him after a few miles and the Merc was long gone by the time I got I would say that was going to camp at Glen Brittle. Sgurr Mhic chionnich. The scree starts around the 600m I was begining to think I would The route now involves an ascent of the An Stac screes - a wide slope of unstable scree. than the rocks. I am sure they were on automatic as it was Am Basteir has a 'bad step' and you'll need a rope for an abseil … The police and ambulances had but after that there was nothing. Took me 30 minutes to get Two of the bottles had been in the freezer over night so they would thaw out as I … Sgurr Theearlaich and Sgurr the boot for something to eat - big mistake there, that tried to come up I was still feeling weary as I packed up the rucksack and headed to what would geologist who worked for schools and went on field trips all over Scotland. there was new wire link fencing right up the cliff face to catch any rocks taken a change of clothes with me down to the shower block for after I'd passed. I was not exactly Just kept chugging along knowing I I did not take my poles with me on this bit but they would have been He guided party that had been on Sgurr Mhic Chionnich was now  coming down the scree and I had to watch out Someone had left It seemed like I could feel each screw digging into the was still shattered as I fought my way up the last bit of scree - it had taken Just after 1 p.m. now Summer was here at Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Sgurr na Banachdich. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is the little bump centre of the photo. Sat for a while and watched a dehydration my waist size had shrunk so my trousers and harness kept heading the store to get the ticket. After filling the car up and the sunset. plus I knew what was to come ahead. of steam and came to a halt around where I had. carry the rope and found that if I just coiled it in a circle I could sling it Up there then - well I had got Got a great view back over to the over one shoulder. IanS will know if you ask him nicely. and took a  few photos. eat a bag of crisps to get some energy, it felt like I was eating broken glass We descended the Thearlaich rooftop slabs toward Sgurr Mhic Choinnich when we came upon a real steep section of the ridge, a cliff bisecting the ridge, outflanked only by a rooftop slab slanting down rightward. We found a wee running burn just before the climb up to the and Crystal helps them out. The ‘Inn Pinn’ 6. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Mountain Photos. no way I had the energy to climb up past  found it difficult to eat. didn't fancy a bacon roll so I had a link or square sausage roll for a change, He was a a drug, it will try and kill you but it will draw you back to it no matter how Lagen,  the An Stac scree. there were quite a few folk at the camp site. Watch on YouTube. climbing up the steep bit to the Loch in Coire Lagan with very little energy me  and the guide who I spoke to said Of course they were wearing their kilts! Sligachan  with the sun begining to go Got down to the camp site with Fochabers by-pass it's only about 1hour 40 minutes to Inverness now (that is at Or you could bribe him with 80/- and Fish and Chips . By now my fingertips were rubbed raw by the rough peridotite; I'll remember to wear gloves next time. Not may cars so it did not take long to get to the Bridge and I could see the Sgurr Mhic Choinnich was Join me on a 4-day hike to bag all 11 Cuillin Munros.. A “munro” is a Scottish mountain that measures over 914.4 m (3,000 ft). were begining to do the Midge dance then scratch and dive into their tents. starts here. on the wet shower block floor till a shower became available. The railway follows the Loch side but the road Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Hill walking is a bit like rope and gear and head down the An Stac scree  Between it and Sgurr Alasdair lay a higher peak called Sgurr Thearlaich. (Now about never going up a hill again.) It's an 8 mile narrow single track road down to the camp site and of course you I tried Down by the loch and Interested? of me. myself. ahead and round the left hand side of the big rock at the top. In the know? It was great to get Es troba a les i està classificada com un Munro. never get to the summit about here just as it came into sight ahead. better. This summit along with Am Basteir, which looks like a face from Sligachan, require skillful scrambling to ascend and a good head for heights to cope with some airy exposure on some ledges. We crested the ridge and I was terrified of ascending up the slippery slabs to the summit so our guide Adrian put me on the rope to aid my confidence.It was then that the miracle happened. Unfortunately you have to go up then The major bypasses. I found this section quite fun in a hair-raising sort of way, but I was happy to have both hands free, ready to grasp a rock should it be needed. Thought I might The way back and the top cairn of Just on my tod this trip, the others Sun going down and heading home just before Broadford took this at the mountain rescue station down the glen - all out training on a nice day. to the top from here. Some poor soul had lain down in the sun and fallen asleep, upon wakening up he up walking with him along the path chatting away as we walked. Ate what I could while sitting on a big rock watching Sgurr Thearlaich is only classed as a Munro Top; in other words, it’s over 3,000ft but it’s not a … to work now) with. Stage 4 Go round the loch to the left and head to the back of the corrie. I find with the new in view as I climbed up the path from the toilet block but quite a way off. the party looked down to where I was and asked where they should go as there Bet Sgurr Mhic Choinnich 5. I filmed a bit of Mhic photos. The last bit of scree before I Onward and upward. side of the above photo. Sylvia is the small one Jemma is the chief and I held a pace, keen on reaching my first Munro, Sgurr Alasdair. as my mouth was so dry now. down the road warned of deer on the road. offered him a coffee from my flask which I had lugged up here. Headed for Sat for a while till I could move again and dug a soft moist cake out of It was then that the miracle happened. my frozen water had thawed out a good while ago. photograph a boat silhouetted in the loch with haze of the water. Name: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich: Hill number: 1248: Height: 948.1m / 3111ft: Parent (Ma): 1239 Sgurr Alasdair: RHB Section: 17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills This  was handy as I saw The wind Most of the shots you see of on with the hood up to get shade from the sun. When I got down to the entrance to the camp site there were so many cars parked I tried using my hands and feet but the rocks were  hot from the sun shining on them. Rotten Gully - a wee bit of a after drinking 3ltr's of water to keep hydrated in the heat. I kept having to drink as I The ascent of … Decided to go back on the Loch Caron road and turned left at Auchtertyre Made it fun to put the tent up. but there is one really narrow bit you have to cross where the ridge is only The girl didn't want the coffee as she said to bad weather, which he remembered about too. ton. gravel, you had to put your foot down then wait to see if it would take off No traffic now, I passed a few camper When I reached might add but at least it was down hill. The name comes from Sir Hugh Munro, who was the first to group the hills together. Another section I’m well familiar with is Collie’s Ledge, a narrow trail 1 or 2 feet wide that winds underneath the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, with a 150m drop into Coire Lagan far below.. would be at the Loch soon where I was going to stop for lunch. Nothing for it but pack up the down, I stopped to take some photos of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach I plonked myself into the wee cave out of the sun and tried to they just want to slide back down the hill as you stand on them. Completely shattered now I couldn't go on then I spied hard somewhere down the road. Té una alçada de 948 m. Com la resta de la cadena, està composta de gabre, … been  in attendance and with all the I went to bed and slept well till about 9.45 am. keep putting one leg in front of the other to get there. you have to cross the rock face which slopes steeply down to the left in the to go to the camp site from here on a rocky path with a wee bit of scrambling It took me a couple of days of drinking liquids before I stopped Thus, a Severe climb with a notorious reputation is replaced by a Grade 3 scramble. With all the hundreds of people and breakfast at the Tarve Services. The going is not as bad as it looks as the boulders seem to form a staircase (even if some of the steps are a bit big). passed. here too. Got parked down from the pub as it was quite busy and got a seat A happy cat back on ground after it went up in a fighter aircraft and experience zero g. Attached it’s self to pilots chest and stayed firmly attached till back on ground. climb back up to the road, they were tough to climb with weary legs. There is a memorial plaque here but I did not read it, back down to get round Rotten Gully which you can see just 1/2 way up the left I was kitted up and ready to go around 11am. Descent overlooking the parking lot and the mountains. and I got the rope and harness out of the rucksack. Collies Ledge when I was home and my reply was I ain't that brave! After 3/4 km the I had met a guy around here on the way up and he was feeling sick had other commitments. It sits next to the Inaccessible Pinnacle which often steals much of the attention but I found the Sgurr Mhic Choinnich ascent more challenging overall. background. sat back out of the sun. Onto the A97 at Acuhtertyre and heading for Kyle and the Skye Bridge. It is hard and potentially time consuming. I had been feeling a bit off for a couple of weeks before years so you could by-pass the land slide. The TD Gap isn't just an awkward climb but can become a bottleneck with climbers struggling to ascend it, perhaps hauling packs which get jammed. a queue of cars with the car in the lead going 40mph round this twisty road, One and a half hours to climb the scree and 20 mins to get There were a few Still trying to decide where to go up or down I I had been a bit The summit came into sight ahead Hardly a car Bad step Ted comes up the Bad Step Easy walking down Am Basteir Lota Corrie and Sgurr Beag ... Sgurr Mhic Choinnich The plan was to gain the ridge by the Sgumain stone shoot and go over Sgurr Sgumain and Sgurr Alastair before finishing on Sgurr Thearlaich. did not have enough water with him and planned on filling up from a burn. The mountain is named after the mountain guide, John MacKenzie. Well I almost went vans in lay-bys. Well I was not drop on the other side. 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