Suilven (Pillar Mountain)
Medium Group Mountain Day (Up to 6 Places @ £90 each) 17th October 2022
- 90 British pounds£90
- Glencanisp Lodge, Lochinver
Suilven (Pillar Mountain) Although not the highest hill in Scotland at 731m it is certainly one of the most iconic. It’s two summits rise almost vertically from the far north-western Assynt landscape like huge dorsal fins, and it looks almost unclimbable as you approach it. On a clear day the views of the surrounding hills and sea to the west from the summit are truly breath taking. This hill was made famous by the 2017 film Edie which stars Sheila Hancock as a woman in her eighties who decides to climb Suilven following the recent death of her husband. The Route We will approach Suilven via the Estate track from Glencansip Lodge in the west. Along the way we will make a brief stop at Suileag Bothy before pushing on a few more kilometres to Coire Dubh at the foot of Suilven's northern flank. The steep but relatively short path winds its way up onto the ridge where on a clear day we will be greeted with stunning views of the southern Assynt and Coigach mountains. Once upon the ridge we will head west climbing steadily to reach the summit plateau of Caisteal Liath "Grey Castle". At 731m above sea level this western summit is classified as a "Graham"; a Scottish mountain between 2000 and 2500 feet in height. On a clear day the views from the summit are extensive and will certainly live long in the memory. After a short stay on the summit we will retrace our steps back to Glencanisp Lodge. Please note: We will require a minimum of three bookings for this event to go ahead.