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Tom a' Choinich


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1112 m (3648 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
41 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Hill of the moss

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

The sprawling mass of Tom a' Choinich takes the form of a triangular pyramid, with three major and one minor ridges converging on the summit. The main ridges run NNE to Creag Dubh, ESE to Gleann nam Fiadh and to the WSW a long winding ridge leads to Carn Eighe.

A short narrow E ridge leads down to a Bealach Toll Easa from where paths lead to Glen Cannich and Glen Affric. Whilst some of the slopes are very steep, there are good ascent routes via the W and WSW ridges.

Hazards you may encounter on Tom a' Choinich include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Tom a' Choinich

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Tom a' Choinich Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Tom a' Choinich.

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 Routes that include Tom a' Choinich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1196 m 16.11 km 5.5 hrs Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach  Easy route mostly on paths.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Tom a' Choinich

 Baggers Gallery for Tom a' Choinich

John and Roy at the penultimate peak of the Mullardoch Round

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

James at Cairn with Toll Creagach in distance. Our next one. 20/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Fantastic views from summit. Carn Eige in the background. 20/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at summit with Oscar (12.2.11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Recently Climbed By
Will Gilbertson on 25 Nov 2020
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Sandra Monaghan on 09 Aug 2020
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach
by Doug Tulloch
Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach
by Neil Cuthbert
Tom a' Choinich and Carn Eighe
by David McSporran
Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach
by Kenny Mcneill

Post a few words about Tom a' Choinich or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 25, 2008
After the initial 4km approach to Tom a' choinich a zig-zagging climb up the south-east ridge is made with some occasional scrambling required. The ridge narrows nearer the top which is where the scrambling is to be had but then it eventually becomes a flat broad ridge leading up to the summit. The continuation to Toll Creagach is worthwhile and is done by crossing the bealach Toll Easa then following broad grassy slopes to the rounded summit.

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