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Spidean Coinich from point 745m, 3 kbA unique mountain, one of the best of its size in Scotland, Quinag has the freaky sculpted form and stand-alone character typical of all Assynt's headlining hills. It is a multi-topped range rather than a single entity, and the three main summits are each distinct enough to qualify separately for Corbett status, with a drop of at least 150m between them. Yet they are so close-packed than the traverse of all three (plus a few un-named tops in between) must be one of the easiest multi-Corbett days. Cliffs guard almost every flank, and this fact combined with the promontory-like nature of the summits tends to limit the choice of walker-friendly routes. The line described here is the most logical and popular on the mountain.

8.51 miles, 13.69 km, 1,082m ascent, 5 – 6 hours. Lochinver

Douglas Griffin - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to Dan Bailey -

"A tall huddle of anvils" was how Norman MacCaig described it. Absolutely magnificent mountain. Great guide too; cheers Dan.
In reply to Douglas Griffin: Thanks Douglas. That's a good description; more apt than the 'Milking Pail', the resemblance to which escapes me!

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