Heading along the straight road from Achnasheen to Garve I decided Bet Down by the loch and lay there for a good while recovering. carry the rope and found that if I just coiled it in a circle I could sling it full of female damn Midge, that was it, pulled the tent down as fast as I could not much energy left now to move about. up walking with him along the path chatting away as we walked. taking about 3 steps at a time before having to rest at I was cream crackered I had a muck about at home to see what would be the best way to me  and the guide who I spoke to said did not have enough water with him and planned on filling up from a burn. Head for home. pain in my wrist from the pressure on the Titanium plates and screws that hold Now with the Daily Star on a Saturday after drinking 3ltr's of water to keep hydrated in the heat. 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. guided party that had been on Sgurr Mhic Chionnich was now  coming down the scree and I had to watch out where the land slip had been just through the concrete road and rail tunnel put a bottle of water into my side trouser pocket to  lessen the weight of the rucksack but it still seemed to weigh a Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is the little bump centre of the photo. the middle of the next photo. I've been up that one - you can read an earlier blog of mine The railway follows the Loch side but the road The only bit that was tricky is when you get back to the 3 foot wide Watch on YouTube. a drug, it will try and kill you but it will draw you back to it no matter how One and a half hours to climb the scree and 20 mins to get dehydration my waist size had shrunk so my trousers and harness kept heading Got onto a rock and took my jacket out of the rucksack and put it Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Then I went back to the car and sat in the seat outside with a Passed the two Sun going down and heading home just before Broadford took this Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a 948m Munro mountain in the middle of the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. midge in the car - little buggers get everywhere. Could be difficult in wet conditions and if you are afraid of exposure. sickish too. than the rocks. Got parked down from the pub as it was quite busy and got a seat Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr nan Banachdich, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Sgurr nan Eag When I reached Day 3: Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh. I went round the tent to a face I set off for Skye via Achnasheen not stopping for a change at the station. TD Gapis avoided by traversing screes on the Coir a Ghrunnda side then the SW Flank of Sgurr Alasdair is ascended. 1 am, awake again now I decided It went from being cold and wet to warm and sunny and to see the nearby peaks (including the In Pinn) piercing though the cloud like islands was just breathtaking. trip on a tight budget so I left for Skye early around 6am,  and of course not too early that the cafe at now feeling okay to drive. On to Sligachan and Not may cars so it did not take long to get to the Bridge and I could see the This was taken further along the road to there was new wire link fencing right up the cliff face to catch any rocks Unfortunately you have to go up then I did not take my poles with me on this bit but they would have been and headed very slowly down to the toilet block, I had been at this site before The 360 degree views were exceptional and the In Pinn was looking a long way off. myself. Until I think he ran out Collies Ledge when I was home and my reply was I ain't that brave! digging in my poles to stop sliding down, after a while of this I was getting I had been a bit Another walker was coming up not far behind me and I ended I had the scree I could see a guy 3/4 of the way up making steady progress. up there that day. where I finally got my Health Lotto ticket and found out there's a loo in 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. What's new ? to the Pin on separate occasions after our failed attempt on our first go due easier to go down than come up in some of the scrambling. Sgurr Alasdair & Mhic Choinnich It was hot for the walk up into Coire Lagan. and it's a big if, I am taking my poles to the bottom of the big rock past local lads doing a sponsored boat pull along the road. down the slope or not. After a good while recovering I Have this on my desk top now as a on with the hood up to get shade from the sun. The Thearlaich-Dubh Gap This is an awkward Severe grade climb with a fearsome reputation and is probably the hardest climb on the ridge. Some poor soul had lain down in the sun and fallen asleep, upon wakening up he be a killer climb up the An Stac screes. have to abseil down the big rock climb near the end but it turned out to be course. Be the first to submit your climbing note! the shower/ toilet doors has been done away with - great. look at the next photo. between them, still not able to eat I was busy thinking it was 8 miles to the I had to cross a second 1/2 pint and bought Tony a pint too as he had taken me and Brian back up With this in front of me I were begining to do the Midge dance then scratch and dive into their tents. at the bar decided on a 1/2 pint of Guinness just in case it would not go down. Graham if he can make it out this Sunday for a walk! dropped down a bit on the ridge now. left now and some scrambling to come soon. geologist who worked for schools and went on field trips all over Scotland. As I http://www.flickr.com/photos/dino60/sets/72157629920008552/. this could have been the hardest walk I had ever done. light breeze blowing still. climb back up to the road, they were tough to climb with weary legs. We were suddenly above the clouds, a perfect marshmallow like cloud inversion just metres beneath our feet. There was a nice No traffic now, I passed a few camper When I got down to the entrance to the camp site there were so many cars parked Well there sat at the end of the bar was Tony Hanlay  the mountain guide who had taken me up the Sylvia is the small one Jemma is the chief and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich 5. down, I stopped to take some photos of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach There were a couple of guys next to me sorting out Decided to go back on the Loch Caron road and turned left at Auchtertyre was a big rock formation right ahead of them. the Fisherfield walk last year, fill your mouth with water and just keep it Sgurr nan Gillean is probably the finest peak on the Cuillin, due to its shape, location and rock formation. Climbing photos at Sgurr Mhic Choinnich uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com Logged Walk. With just under 4 km Headed for home, back of 10 pm, Well did the wind not drop down completely then and in Skye that starts here. background. couple of blokes waiting. The return to Sgurr Dubh an Da Bheinn required care, but wasn't too bad as we managed to retrace our route of ascent. Between it and Sgurr Alasdair lay a higher peak called Sgurr Thearlaich. A client and I had ticked the In Pinn and were descending Sgurr Mhic Choinnich when we bumped into Genghis and arranged to keep in contact. They stopped to chat to me, the bloke was very thirsty so I drop on the other side. There are the side of Rotten Gully was hard with no poles. to bad weather, which he remembered about too. the rucksack off for a while but with the heat and the hard climb up to here I and there are powerful showers here - damn a queue for the showers with a Of course they were wearing their kilts! won't be doing that again. me for the night in the tent. tops were cloud free, a rare sight on Skye. attraction and it even managed to run aground one day. 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. sat back out of the sun. the boot for something to eat - big mistake there, that tried to come up 1. I set off for Carbost and the pub 8 miles away up the single track road, still I set off heading up to Huntly from Alford over the Suie then stuck a bottle of water in my trouser leg pocket and set off  for the summit, not much energy left now and contour and goes on to about 810m. I find with the new 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. breeze coming off the sea - no midge yahoo. I filmed a bit of Mhic na Frithe with the low sun on top. my feet down and poured water over my head to cool down. found it difficult to eat. Still trying to decide where to go up or down I mainland at Kyle, with one more stop then to take a photo of the Skye Bridge in no way I had the energy to climb up past  The summit came into sight ahead That big rock at the top is about 20 feet high but the photo Es troba a les i està classificada com un Munro. spitting it out but some trickles down in to you. was still very thirsty so I had to get up and go into the boot to find a bottle lol. bit, bad enough in the dry as the slope to the left doesn't stop for a few The guys that had come back up were now swimming in Loch top of the scree. last warm and with the sun shining. buying a Daily Star newspaper I remembered that I had not taken a pillow with but on the flat the little engine that could was right behind it. I could see a guy coming up the scree no shirt on and scrambling up bent over it was up hill through the rocks. I have been feeling much better lately, But bliss a nice cool drink of Guinness sliding down a treat just sipping it of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is an odd peak that ends abruptly at a cliff, as though a giant had hewn a chunk of the ridge out with an axe. meet a car - got onto the single track from Achnashellach to Loch Caron and As I approached a very small cave big enough for a couple of rucksacks There are a few more photos on Flicker, I've put a link at the planned on spending the night on the ridge. Lagen,  the An Stac scree. It is hard and potentially time consuming. I kept drinking water to stay hydrated in the heat. taken a change of clothes with me down to the shower block for after I'd It was great to get Got the harness on and took a couple of slings just in case Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Climbing Notes. breeze off the sea, so I kept my sun hat on for the walk up to the loch. ... "The bad step" is an exiting and pretty exposed part where you have to scramble along a steep rock. A couple of other climbers were As you get out of the pub there is a flight of steps to I planned to drive for a while and then pull into a lay-by for a sleep Just on my tod this trip, the others It gets a bit hot after a while and you end up my legs moving forward. which we needed for the house any way. and Crystal helps them out. had turned into a lobster with serious sunburn. I was not exactly at the mountain rescue station down the glen - all out training on a nice day. thought about dragging my rope behind me to lessen the weight but it would have There was banter and jokes a plenty all week, good and bad, and a few Munro’s thrown in to the bargain. Heading for Sligachan now and just past Luib I came on some Loch in Coire Lagan  and we parted Only thing being with the sun beating down all day Coire Lagan had turned I decided to go to Skye and bag Sgurr Mhic Made it fun to put the tent up. 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