Sgurr Choinnich Mor from on Stob Coire Easain's western shoulder

Sgurr Choinnich Mor

Munro peak at the western end of the Grey Corries

Situated at the western end of the Grey Corries and slightly detached from the rest of the peaks in this range, Sgurr Choinnich Mor is a predominantly grassy mountain topped with shattered rock and narrow summit crest.


Sgurr Choinnich Mor


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1094m
Prominence160m
Meaningbig mossy peak
ListsMunro, 52
LocationGrey Corries, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN228714
Lat/Lon56.80033, -4.90451


Sgurr Choinnich Mor, with its subsiduary peak Sgurr Choinnich Beag, sit at the western end of the Grey Corries - a twisting ridge linking four Munros above Spean Bridge.

Sgurr Choinnich Mor is a fairly remote Munro in the wild land. On its own, the finest approach is from the head of Glen Nevis, following the Steall path. However, Sgurr Choinnich Mor is best bagged with the other peaks in the Grey Corries - some superb ridge walking on high ground obove crags and corries.

Sgurr Choinnich Mor's summit is a narrow grass-covered crest sitting above shattered rock. Its north-eastern shoulder links to the other peaks in the Grey Corries range, its western shoulder links to the Aonachs and onwards to Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis.



Hillwalking routes up Sgurr Choinnich Mor



1. Grey Corries from Corriechoille »


The 'Grey Corries' is the name given to the superb range mountains to the east of Ben Nevis and the Lochaber 4000ers. The Grey Corries are probably seen at their finest from above Spean Bridge with the quartzite rock shimmering in sunshine and framed with the Commando Memorial in the foreground.

Ascent : 1800m (5910ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 9:15hr

2. Ben Nevis, Lochaber 4000s and Grey Corries hiking route »


Combining Ben Nevis, the Lochaber 4000s and the Grey Corries into one route makes for a long fairly challenging route hiking on vast plateaux and narrow ridges while taking in vast views. Ideal preparation (and recci) for a Tranter Round or longer Ramsay Round !

Ascent : 3200m (10500ft)
Distance : 32km (20m)
Time : 13:30hr



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Sgurr Choinnich Mor from the slabs on Stob Coire EasainSgurr Choinnich Mor from the slabs on Stob Coire Easain
Heading up Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Stob Coire Easain and Grey Corries behindHeading up Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Stob Coire Easain and Grey Corries behind
A split in the ground near Sgurr Choinnich Mor's summitA split in the ground near Sgurr Choinnich Mor's summit
Sgurr Choinnich Mor and Sgurr Choinnich Beag from Stob Coiire EasainSgurr Choinnich Mor and Sgurr Choinnich Beag from Stob Coiire Easain
Terrain gets rougher nearing Sgurr Choinnich Mor's summitTerrain gets rougher nearing Sgurr Choinnich Mor's summit
Grey Corries from Aonach Beag, Sgurr Choinnich Mor and Sgurr Choinnich Beag on rightGrey Corries from Aonach Beag, Sgurr Choinnich Mor and Sgurr Choinnich Beag on right




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