Sgurr Choinnich

Summary for Sgurr Choinnich

Sgurr Choinnich is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Glen Cannich to Glen Carron as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Monar )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
999 metres / 3278 feetNH076446Skoor ChorneechRocky peak of the moss
LocationAccess
Glen Cannich to Glen CarronAchnshellach Estate, tel: 01520 766266
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Details for Sgurr Choinnich

Sgurr Choinnich is a Munro in the highlands of Scotland, located in the Achnashellach Forest area between Glen Carron and Loch Monar. It is mostly a hill of steep, grassy slopes, with a narrow summit ridge that runs east/west. There are crags on the northern side of this ridge, looking down into the corrie of Coire Choinnich.

From the summit there are fine views of the Coulin and Torridon peaks to the north, whilst southward lies a large expanse of wilderness around Loch Monar.

The hill is often climbed along with the neighbouring Sgurr a' Chaorachain, which lies to the east, as the pair are linked by a high bealach at the head of Coire Choinnich. The most normal route of ascent starts from the north, near Craig, a small village in Glen Carron. A good track leads up the side of the Allt a'Chonais burn, and once across the burn one possible route of ascent is the north ridge of Sgurr a' Chaorachain. From the summit of this peak one may continue west onto the summit of Sgurr Choinnich.

From the east, a well defined ridge leads to the bealach of Bealach Bhearnais; here a stalkers track leads from the glen of Allt a'Chonais is met, thus a circular route is possible. Alternatively from Bealach Bhearnais one may choose to ascend the neighbouring peaks of Beinn Tharsuinn and Sgurr nan Feartaig.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Sgurr Choinnich is Ten

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habu66 marked Sgurr Choinnich as bagged on Mon 18 Apr 2011
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Tim Hawkes marked Sgurr Choinnich as bagged on Thu 30 Jul 2009
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grahammclaren marked Sgurr Choinnich as bagged on Mon 13 Jul 2009
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Fhuaran marked Sgurr Choinnich as bagged on Mon 16 Feb 2009
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tony meeson marked Sgurr Choinnich as bagged on Sun 25 Jan 2009