Sgurr Alasdair Climbing Notes. Taken 11/5/01 ... though there is one "bad step" below the summit, passed by chimney on right. Several zigzags are involved after an initial horizontal traverse from the col. Starting with Sgurr nan Eag, the route traverses below Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn over to Sgurr Dubh Mor, Unregistered users can only view full size photos that have been added this month. The routes to the summit are either difficult, long, or both, but the rewards… oh my. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Sgurr Alasdair, as … On the ascent, it is easy to be seduced into taking a path that goes too far to the right Access: Park either at the Memorial Hut or, preferably, the east side of Caisteal a' Garbh-choire to the northern branch of the bealach. The Bad Step on Sgurr Alasdair is avoided quite easily down to the right by a loose shallow chimney, then easier, fine grade II scrambling to the summit. Avoid going up as far as Bealach Sgumain because of the "Bad Step" which is encountered almost immediately on the ridge to Sgurr Alasdair. This is feasible in descent, but very exposed. If used for a descent, the gullies and ledges which the path takes through and there is no difficulty thereafter, except that the pitch must be found on the return The highest peak on the Isle of Skye and the notorious Black Cuillin, Sgurr Alasdair is every bit as challenging as you’d expect. and then snakes up the S face of the Munro avoiding pinnacles on the crest of the ridge. and partly because the path sometimes disappears. For an ascent in mist, the starting point at the lochan is well worth knowing. Sgurr Thearlaich starts with a 12' pitch directly from the col. Sgurr Alasdair seen from the South Cuillin Ridge on Sgurr Dubh an da Bheinn. but any extended or hard scrambling indicates loss of the correct route. then back over Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn before descending NW to Bealach Coir' an Lochain. until the cliffs terminate at the end of a short wall below Bealach Sgumain. Please submit any useful information about climbing Sgurr Alasdair that may be useful to other climbers. you keep an eye out for it and the rock is dry. Route finding for the ascent of Sgurr Dubh Mor is problematic even in good weather Before descending the stone chute into Coire Lagan and back to Glen Brittle, Sgurr Alasdair and Sgurr Sgumain are the two obvious peaks in the centre of the skyline. Details and Issues: Otters in Loch nan Leachd. The going is not as bad as it looks as the boulders seem to form a staircase (even if some of the steps are a bit big). The Bad Step By Colin Hogarth. Download this stock image: Sgurr Alasdair and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Cuillin, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UKSgurr Alasdair, Cuillin, Isle of Skye - F18G6R from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. Sgurr Alasdair & Sgurr Mhic Choinnich Skye By Fraser Smith. Southwest Ridge via The Bad Step (Mauvais Pas) VD . This was a guided walk over Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn and Sgurr Alasdair. We climbed Sgurr Alasdair via the South West ridge taking the chimney option not the bad step. Soon thereafter the path splits into one which goes back down to Loch Coir a'Ghrunnda (not so easy) and its descent is a bit tricky as the footholds cannot be seen. partly caused by the existence of several paths to choose from If you only have a short time on an island, these are the photo spots I recommend. Friday the thirteenth. The path continues up from the SE shore of Loch Coir' a Ghrunnda, This path splitting is easy to spot as long as the cloud is up, Tuesday 29th September 2020 Today we were hoping to summit Sgùrr Alasdair. Sgurr nan Eag and Sgurr Dubh Mor We (briefly) lost the path, then got onto the track to Coire a' Ghrunnda. believed to be on the eastern-most pinnacle at NG4575820547 (see Prior to this the mountain had been locally known as Sgurr Biorach. Hiking info, trail maps, and 9 trip reports from Sgurr Alasdair (992 m) in the Hebrides of United Kingdom All go up the south face of the peak. (some going in the right direction, others going elsewhere, and even some going nowhere), Full size version is only available to registered users Please Register as a New User or Login as Existing User to gain full access to all the photos on this site. The Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map suffers in clarity from too much heavy shading for cliffs. west back to the starting point. From the summit of Sgurr Alasdair it is only a few easy yards down to the col a short optional detour up Sgurr Thearlaich is included. which is encountered almost immediately on the ridge to Sgurr Alasdair. To complete the walk, descend the stone chute to Loch Coire Lagan and take the path A couple of Munro Tops can be added easily if desired: Sgurr Thearlaich and Sgurr Sgumain. Nerves hit me as I neared the coast. It is also worth approaching close to the edge of the cliffs for a great view almost straight down towards the Bad Step and two beautiful sandy bays (pictured). Am Basteir (Scottish Gaelic: Am Baisteir) is a mountain in the northern Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.It is 934 metres (3,064 feet) high and classed as a Munro.It forms a narrow blade of rock, which bears comparison with the Inaccessible Pinnacle.. For the path up Sgurr nan Eag from the lochan, use the file From there, an ascent of Sgurr Thearlaich starts with a 12' pitch directly from the col. Sgurr Alasdair, Isle of Skye: See 16 reviews, articles, and 9 photos of Sgurr Alasdair, ranked No.51 on Tripadvisor among 88 attractions in Isle of Skye. Now I was back with a guide, so the Bad Step should prove a piece of piss, but I was concerned about Sgurr nan Gillean, which I knew to be a much more technical peak. From the summit of Sgurr Alasdair it is only a few easy yards down to the col at the head of the Great Stone Chute. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is the point to the left of them where the ridge drops away abruptly. If you want to reproduce or otherwise re-use it, please. And the warnings were there long before we reached the Misty Isle. Take a sharp right and follow a path along the scree above the wall Email Address: (you will also be emailed a Cc: [carbon copy] of this message). Ha valaki innen, tehát délnyugatról akar átmenni az Alasdair-re, annak is 3-as kategóriájú négykézláb mászással kell haladnia egy ún. It was an isolated place, barred from the familiarity of west coast mountains by a … Sgurr Alasdair is particularly suitable for mountaineers and hillwalkers having a wet floor shower area on the ground floor where wet jackets, gaiters and boots can be left to dry. Sgurr Dearg and the Inn Pin are in the background. Here the guidebook describes a big step up with the right foot but Mary, all 5 foot of her managed no bother. as there are multiple tracks among the rocks. By the last day of a week on Skye I needed to climb Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair, so we set off from Glen Brittle camp site and ascended by Sgurr Sgumain before reaching the top of Sgurr Dubh Mor. "Skye: The Cuillin". A walk climbing Sgurr Alasdair, the highest mountain on Skye at 992m, the tiny summit is reached via The Great Stone Chute. Help-Hill Map. On returning to Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn, take the path down the NW ridge to Bealach Coire an Lochain. Map: By far the best map to use for the Cuillin is the 1:12500 scale Harvey's Superwalker map, The three GPX files with links in these paragraphs represent the paths as of May 2017. SW ridge of Sgurr Alasdair. Terrain. The trickiest parts are getting onto Sgurr Alasdair from Coire Ghrunnda, getting off Sgurr Thearlaich, approaching Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and of course the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Sgurr Dearg. Slip on The Bad Step, a slab of rock with a natural crack for your feet to edge along, and you fall into the sea. Sgùrr Alasdair is the highest peak of the Black Cuillin, and the highest peak on the Isle of Skye and in the Inner Hebrides, at 992 m (3,255 ft).Like the rest of the range it is composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineering.It is named after Alexander Nicolson, who made the first recorded ascent in 1873. The descent of Sgurr Alasdair. west of Sgurr Dubh Mor, the route is not obvious and it is safer to as there are many different paths which scramblers have tried but lead nowhere. No need to register, buy now! There is a spot of scrambling once above a height of 550m. This way point is included in the GPX file with link at the top of the page. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. meeting the path from Bealach a' Garbh-choire below the ridge at about 850m. Sgùrr Alasdair Sgùrr Alasdair is the highest peak of the Black Cuillin, and the highest peak on the Isle of Skye and in the Inner Hebrides, at 992 m.Like the rest of the range it is composed of gabbro, a rock with excellent grip for mountaineering. On the descent, the point of departure from the ridge is clear. On the way to Loch Coir' a Ghrunnda take the upper path round Sron na Ciche. A Sgùrr Sgumaint általában a ghrunndavölgyi-átjáró felől közelítik meg, innen 2/3 kategóriájú a négykézláb mászás. to a chimney. and so, by ascending a chimney on the far side of the cliffs, the summit of Sgurr Alasdair is attained. In other circumstances, the splitting point can be very difficult to determine Sgùrr Alasdair. However, the true summit is Registration is quick and completely free. The path is not always clear, However, if necessary there is an easier route starting further south from the col. DubhsTraverse.gpx. hill-bagging.co.uk). Cairngorm Club Meet at Glen Brittle Hut. With four fellow members. From the hut to Bealach Coir’ a’ Ghrunnda and along the ridge to Sgurr Sgumain, then to Sgurr Alasdair via the short chimney so avoiding the bad step. We went on to Sgurr Thearlaich and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich before descending to Coire Lagan. CoirGhrunnda.gpx. Bad Step … follow the path up Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn which ascends just west of the crest of its S ridge. The next step was the steep ascent of the 'Great stone shoot' which is quite tough as it's a very steep scree slope. It was a very cloudy day so it seemed a very eerie up there on my own. Follow the path below the cliffs of Sgurr Alasdair from right to left (east to west) The next step was the steep ascent of the 'Great stone shoot' which is quite tough as it's a very steep scree slope. Sgurr Alasdair is hidden behind it, but Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a' Mhadaidh look fine at the back of Coruisk. on the right (SW) side before reaching the summit of Sgurr nan Eag. and another which continues on to Bealach a' Garbh-choire and the bands of cliffs are not easy to spot. I descended Sgurr na Stri and walked towards Loch nan Leachd, home of the infamous Bad Step. re-gains the crest of the ridge after a short horizontal section. Sgurr nan Gillean is probably the finest peak on the Cuillin, due to its shape, location and rock formation. Some playful otters distracted me, when really I just wanted to get on with it. The Great Stone Chute is an extremely steep and loose scree chute whose ascent requires much effort and care. All rights reserved. It is then a short, steep climb to the summit with no difficulties. Although the guide then by-passed Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn and contoured round to the col The easiest descent is down the Great Stone Shoot to Coire Lagan. You can show your support in one of two ways; both come with rewards, and one includes discounted products from Rockfax. The forecast told us that early morning would bring poor visibility on the tops of the Munro's here in Skye, but by early lunchtime we would have a 60% chance of a cloud … Sgurr Alasdair is the highest peak on Skye - and indeed, the highest UK island summit. ... and instead took the Northern bypass and then summited Am Basteir by its eastern ridge via the surprisingly tricky Bad Step. Avoid going up as far as Bealach Sgumain because of the "Bad Step" Just above the "Mauvais Pas" Bad Step Sgurr Alasdair, This picture is copyright. From there, an ascent of Not the best date to tackle Skye's infamous 'Bad Step'. By the last day of a week on Skye I needed to climb Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair, so we set off from Glen Brittle camp site and ascended by Sgurr Sgumain before reaching the top of Sgurr Dubh Mor. For the traverse between the two Dubhs, use the gpx file Scramble the grippy volcanic gabbro to the deceptively compact summit for other-worldly views and a sense of epic achievement. A bit of head scratching to work out the descent, but advised that the easiest option is the damp, loose descent on the N side of the ridge to Bealach Sgumain. Name: Sgurr Alasdair: Hill number: 1239: Height: 992m / 3255ft: Section: 17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills: Classification: Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,SIB,Mur,Y,T100,P600, Please help UKClimbing continue to provide varied and free content by becoming an official UKC Supporter. The gpx file goes to the usual top with the cairn. at the head of the Great Stone Chute. After a generally pretty lousy week, we struck a red deer hind while driving through Glen Garry on the journey up. The tiny summit is an amazing viewpoint but reaching it involves an arduous slog up scree. Be the first to submit your climbing note! up Sron na Ciche. Click the thumb nail for the full size image. Last updated June 03 2014. Hiking info, trail maps, and 5 trip reports from Sgurr Alasdair—Sgurr Thearlaich (967 m) in United Kingdom Azores: Best Photography Spots by Island The Azores has a wealth of breathtakingly beautiful scenery. The next step was the steep ascent of the 'Great stone shoot' which is quite tough as it's a very steep scree slope. A traverse is then made immediately under the cliffs on the south face of Sgurr Alasdair This summit along with Am Basteir, which looks like a face from Sligachan, require skillful scrambling to ascend and a good head for heights to cope with some airy exposure on some ledges. Sustained scrambling is the order for most of the day, finishing off with a fine walk alongside the Allt Coire Ghrunnda and its waterfalls. Some useful GPS grid references as a guide are in the gpx file below the cliffs on the west side of Coir' a' Ghrunnda, For the ascent of Sgurr Alasdair, see the (second) photo above of Sgurr Alasdair at the road end parking just before the camp site in Glen Brittle. Route: Hide Search . 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