Coire an t'Sneachda Invernesshire, SCOTLAND
Climbs 188 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 900m a.s.l – Faces N
Corrie an t'Sneachda provides possibly the most accessible winter climbing in Scotland (apart from Meall Gorm in Applecross!), being 45 minutes walk (if you're fit!) from the Cairngorm Ski area.
Hard mixed routes come into condition early in winter season.
Very popular with winter skills courses. Expect queues and falling climbers at weekends.
Not renowned for rock climbing, but provides some entertaining routes.
Fingers Ridge (IV,4)
The Seam (IV,5)
Aladdin's Mirror (IV)
Winter Climbs in the Cairngorm (2011), Scottish Winter Climbs (2008), Scottish Rock - South (2008), The Cairngorms (2007),
Out of print: Cairngorms Vol. 1 (1998), Scottish Winter Climbs (1996)
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"why don't they just spell it like it sounds?" - They do. Do you say that about all other languages as well? :)
cuthill76 - 04/Jul/14
why don't they just spell it like it sounds?
auld al - 23/Apr/12
Theres a soundbite in this link, which is great for pronunciations http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/coire-an-t-sneachda.shtml
Joss - 02/Feb/10
Using rules from standard Gaelic spelling, here is a list of elements of Coire an t-Sneachda that are different from general English usage.
- Terminal 'e' would be similar to German usage but some would drop it because of the approaching lead vowel.
- The 't' placed here silences the 's'.
- The 'n' in this position is sounded like an 'r'.
- The 'e' often as in English 'get' but some would make it more like in the English
- The 'a' after the 'e' is unpronounced as it is only there for spelling agreement with the terminal letter and hardening the following consonant group.
- 'chd' is like a hard Scottish 'ch' followed by a hard English 'k'.
- Terminal 'a' is similar to German usage.
Jim Fraser - 27/Nov/09
I picked up a tourist leaflet about Cairngorm pronunciations that suggested something like "Corn Dreckie"... I'll leave you to work that one out!
Jonny M - 18/Mar/08
Can anyone offer authoritative pronunciation? I was told "Corrie an Tre-ach" years ago.
JohnHutch - 29/Nov/07