Name:Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe
Hill number:742
Height:913.32m / 2996ft
SMC/RHB Section:10B: Knoydart to Glen Kingie
Topographical area:HW15 Ladharbheinn-eugallt
Catchment:Hourn, Catchment Boundaries, Nevis (Loch)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Grid ref:NG 89598 01586
Summit feature:small rock
Col:523m  NG886008  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 398E 413S
Observations:cairn 45m SW at NG 895662 01560 is 0.68m lower; no feature 33m SW at NG 89575 01565 is 0.32m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530/Leica RX1250
Survey S a'Choire-bheithe & S nan Ceannaichean (Final).doc
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Ben Aden and Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe solo, in one day from the Kinloch Hourn road. Didn't fancy camping during midge season but wanted get these done in one trip - arrived at the parking area (NG 9935 0346) off the Kinloch Hourn road around 5:30am and was moving 15 mins later. No issue with the outflow crossing near the old bridge, and the path along the Loch Choich shore was meh but usable. After 3 miles hit the Abhainn Chosaidh - no issues crossing. After this hit the old road (track) all the way to the dam (2.5hrs), then up beside All Choire na Cruach and up toe ridge to Ben Aden's summit. Descended steeply off Aden's N face - a big mistake, had to work slowly around many crags to get down. Once down, took the path to Mam Unndalain, and cut off E to the corbett summit. Took the ridge E but descended N before Sgurr Airigh na Beinn to follow the Abhainn Chosaidh back out and then the path back to the car. Total time 12h 5mins.mproudfoot13/07/2024
Parked at NG985036 crossed river by ruined bridge then a 3 hour walk to put a camp in at NM931996. East west traverse of ridge to simplify the tricky bits.BaggerGutt19/07/2023
Straightforward ascent from Barrisdale but weather poor, with low cloud and quite heavy rain. It did improve for the walk out to Kinlochhourm. The path is quite boggy in places, hard going carrying camping gear.douglas_easton24/05/2023
Barrisdale bothy to coireshubh traverse 2/8robertphillips10/09/2022
From Slat Bheinn. Interesting and attractive descent to the col NW of Aird Chadhachan, lots of large slabs at jaunty angles with steep, narrow grass sections in between. From the col, headed SW up a grassy gully, then a precariously steep section to get onto a better grassy rake above left, reasonably straightforward from there, emerging onto the summit ridge at about 870m, SE of the summit. Descended to the headwaters of the Abhainn Chosaidh. Reasonably good going along the glen, then rejoined the path back to Loch Cuaich and eventually back to the car.Owen B26/08/2022
from west end of Loch Quoich camp, along the ridge. With Jim and Alisdair.jef13/08/2022
Peter Fletcher took 3 of us over Loch Hourn from Arnisdale to Barrisdale pier. Hot enough but not unbearable with Dangerous Dave and Jonny Rogerson. Steady climb up the NW ridge. Great views. Rain descended around 5pm before our 6pm pick up.bolton19/07/2022
Boat from Arnisdale to Barrisdale. With John Rogerson and Phil M. Boat came back for us at 6pm.Dangerous Dave19/07/2022
Camped at Barrisdale after drop off by ferry from Arnisdale arranged with Peter Fletcher. Round of Sgurr Coire Bheithe and Slat Bheinn. Easy WNW ridge. Inversion under Ladhar Bheinn.Topographer5721/07/2021
Kayaked across Loch Quoich from 004031 to 963010, then up Slat Bheinn. Descended to Loch Coire nan Cadha, then up stream WSW from loch (good water source even in dry spell) to N ridge, then up to summit. Descended E to Sgurr Airigh na Beinne, then got bored here of slow going on ridge so descended SE to dam and back to kayaks along track.quadbarrel29/06/2021
Climed with Richard and Andy M. From camp at 955 016 approx up to Ridge, back along valley then walk out. Long day (> 11 hours) Amazing day if a bit hot. Drive back to Invergarry for food (luckily) at Black Sheep hotel then to Great Glen Hostel.amcculloch30/05/2021
CK SheilaS22/05/2021
Revisit. #10 of 12 from NG985036, Abhainn Chosaidh easy boulder hop with only minor rain recently. Up the E ridge, last 2 tops interesting routewise. Backtracked E a short way to obvious wide grassy gully, steep but viable. I soon escaped L which was more complex, best keep to main gullyRHW19/05/2021
Day 1 of two-day backpack from Coireshubh. Sgurr nan Eugallt - Meall nan Eun - Slat Bheinn - Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe - Mam Unndalain - Lochan nam Breacdavidpettit8429/05/2018
With Vic. From Barrisdale & out to Kinlochhourn afterwards. Final Corbett. Dram of Old Pulteney on summit, to celebrate. Weather excellent. Tremendous views.ngthack20/06/2017
Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe ridge with tops from road by Loch Quoich. No problems with river crossings on this excellent day in dry spell. Descended into Gleann Cosaidh on return but unclear whether this saves any time. Just over 10h. Impressive ridge and excellent views to Knoydart, Ben Aden, Sgurr na Ciche.RobertP27/05/2016
Climbed from the Mam Unndalain in cloud then retruned via W ridge.oatcake13/06/2015
BK. Cnoc Sheumais Bay (camp 932992) west to Lochan nam Break & Mam Unndalain then east to Sgurra'Choire Bheithe, Druim Chosaidh, Sgurr Airigh na Beinne & descent to camp. Kayak back to (004032) Loch Quoich. Fine & sunny with a light breeze.Vin17/06/2014
With Mora a 4 day backpack trip from Kinloch HournBLACKHILL23/05/2014
Solo trip from Barisdale, by the west ridge.Invicta1430/04/2014
slat bheinn, squrr a choire bheithe, and ben aden from loch a choire bheithe around loch Quoich edge and back. big day 14.5 hoursrobertphillips20/07/2013
R from barrisdale wet RB CL Richard Tait06/05/2013
Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe (NG 895015) S/F NH 003032. 4 day trip down Loch Quoich. 1st night NG 965012 then 2 nghts NM 931991. Very hot and sunny throughout, very good vierpoint, cloud well above 3000'. Very steep descent to valley-exhausted after taking 11 hours to complete walk.John Young01/06/2012
My final New Munro.jimbloomer19/05/2012
with Jim Bloomer, fabulous day, beginning of the heatwavetallblond19/05/2012
7 of 7: From the East top.ChrisR22/08/2011
very wet, 13 hour epic from the Kinloch Hourn road Galltywenallt07/06/2011
MC JC. See description for Ben Aden.Martin6622/08/2010
And 27/04/2024chrispine19/07/2010
Training, summit.rp109/06/2010
From Coireshubh. Stalker's path to Sgurr nan Eugallt, along to Meall nan Eun, then down and up to Slat Bheinn and Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe. Down again and up to Ben Aden, then out by Loch Quoich to road and along the road to the car. Long day.mae24/05/2010
TMS Heightingdavidsbatty14/07/2009
With Housechild, Alan & Suz, from Barisdale.Grinner11/04/2009
Disappointing day meant that this was a bit of a wet slog, instead of a nice ascent. Never mind at least I managed something on a dismal daygman28/07/2007
W Jenx on circuit of all corbetts and grahams in Knoydart - from Kinloch Hourn through to Inverie, and back again over Barrisdale - wild campingnordicstar06/05/2007
From N shore Loch Quoich at NG 977.037. Stayed close to shore to Abhainn Chosaidh. No problem crossing this, then seemingly endless knolly ridge, in heatwave, over many tops to summit itself. Cairn and pool nearby. Returned via Slat Bheinn and Gleann Chosaidh. A tough day.Aye Jimmy16/07/2006
From Barrisdale bothy. Mist lifted as I climbed on good paths over 2 bridges up a narrow glen. Left path and steady plod steeply over lank grass to ridge, which I followed all the way to top at 10.15. No view - mist.arranc30/07/2004
Climbed on a bike and hike from Inverie.Man of Kernow109/06/2002
SMMC meet to Knoydart.clashcityrocker13/06/2001
Solo HFB17/04/2000
From Barrisdale.Gill01/01/2000
With friend. From point where road to Kinloch Hourn leaves Loch Quoich. Walked round Loch Quaich on something of a path, at one stage being on an old road. At the Abhainn Chòsaidh we joined the stalker’s path going up the glen. We left the path where it leaves the main glen to go up a subsidiary glen towards Glen Barrisdale. Further up the main glen we climbed up the mountainside between rocky buffs to reach the second subsidiary top to the east of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe. We reached the summit of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe. It was a very warm day. My friend went on over Slat Bheinn and joined the path from Glen Barrisdale for the return. I returned by traversing the complete ridge of Druim Chòsaidh including Sgurr Airigh na Beinne before rejoining the outward route.pwbellarby20/06/1998
After kipping in bealach from Slat Bheinn. Left tent over summit and continued Corbetts and Munros to Sgurr Mor, back along south shore of Loch Quioch to tent.Eddie09/07/1994
With Mike and Barbarafergie27/03/1993
Ladhar Bheinn, Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe and Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe RHW27/05/1990
Kinloch Hourn - Barrisdale - S. along path to Gleann Unndalain - Up WNW ridge to summit of Sgurr a' Choire-beithe - Back down ridge & back to Barrisdale - Kinloch Hourn. (Solo; PM to Barrisdale and back to Kinloch Hourn)gerrybowes25/10/1988
Solo evening ascent from camp at bealach (leaving John in tent) rain and cloud - met a group near top in cloud - debate at time over Munro status of this top.Chris Pearson09/07/1986
with LF, MMcK, AD. from Barrisdale. Nice hillniallp27/04/1986