Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

Summary for Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Islands as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as The Cuillin )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
948 metres / 3110 feetNG450210Skoor Vee ChonneechMackenzie's rocky peak
LocationAccess
The IslandsMacleod Estate, tel: 01470 521206
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Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a very large wedge of rock which boasts one of the most narrowest and exposed ridges on The Cuillin rising dramatically above Coire Lagan on the west. It's summit is at the eastern side of munro above Bealach Mhic Choinnich and is marked with a memorial plaque to "Lewis Macdonald". This is one of the most difficult munros on the ridge for walkers to access as the ridge being surrounded by steep gabro is all directions apart from a huge scree slope up An Stac which give access up the exposed north western ridge.

Usual access to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich's summit is from Coire Laggen via the campsite or Memorial hut and then up a scree slope up Am Stac out of to reach the bealach between Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and Sgurr Dearg (Inaccessible Pinnacle). From here it along the north-western ridge which is well worn with easy scrambling it's the upper part which is harder across basalt slabs with steep drops on either sides that give access to the summit.

The mountain is named after the mountain guide, John MacKenzie who was a local and an early poineer of the Cuillin.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is Twenty-Three

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