Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

Munro on the Five Sisters of Kintail

Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe stands above Glen Shiel on a change of direction in the chain of peaks that make up the Five Sisters of Kintail.

Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

Meaningpeak of the black chest
ListsMunro, 105
LocationFive Sister's of Kintail, Glen Affric to Glen Shiel
Grid RefNG984150
Lat/Lon57.18096, -5.33776

With a bouldery summit resting above grassy slopes that drop steeply to Glen Shiel, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe is one of three Munros in the famed Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range.

The most direct route to Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe starts from the site of Glen Shiel Battle where the A87 crosses the River Shiel. A slightly longer and more gentle route begins a mile to the east and follows a decent path most of the way onto the Kintail ridge between Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe and its neighbour Sgurr nan Spainteach.

Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe is connected by ridges and cols to other Munros in the Five Sisters, it is therefore most likely to be bagged on a route with these, ending by Loch Duich - organising some form of transport between the start and finishing points on such a route will avoid a long walk back along the busy A87.

Routes up Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

Sisters of Kintail

From close to the site of the Battle of Glen Shiel, a linear hillwalking route leads along a fine ridge and over the peaks that form the famed Five Sisters of Kintail to drop to the head of Loch Duich.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1330m (4360ft)
Distance : 13km (8m)
Time : 5:30hr

Kintail's Big 9

On the road to Skye, the peaks of Kintail rise steeply above Glen Shiel. The hidden north-facing side of this range drops even more dramatically down into Gleann Lichd below the mass of Beinn Fhada. All of the Munros in this area can be bagged on one epic circular hillwalking route, with the option of an overnight in a lonely bothy.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 4115m (13500ft)
Distance : 41km (25m)
Time : 17:5hr

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