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Sgurr Mhic Choinnich 948m from Glen Brittle


Sgurr Mhic Choinnich from Glen Brittle via Coire Lagan

Hiking Difficult

11 km
1 km
1 km
3-4 hrs
Low Point
4 m
High Point
911 m
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich 948m from Glen Brittle Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features extreme exposure and is typically done between May and August. From a low point of 4 m to the maximum altitude of 911 m, the route covers 11 km, 1041 vertical metres of ascent and 1041 vertical metres of descent.


Difficult due to scree scramble out of Coire Lagan and the steep scramble at end to gain the summit, from which it is simplest to down climb afterwards. Some will choose to abseil down to avoid this down climb.




Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and August

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