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Sgurr Alasdair

Sgurr Alasdair


Postby foggieclimber » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:40 pm

Route description: Sgurr Alasdair

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Alasdair

Date walked: 05/06/2008

Time taken: 5 hours

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Hills: Sgurr Alasdair
Date: Thursday 5th June 2008
Company: Foggieclimber, Sultan and Malcolm
Weather: Mix – cloudy/sunny
Time: 5 hours 30 minutes


Parked just outside Glenbrittle car park and set off along the track which starts behind the campsite toilets. After just over 0.5km we took the left-fork of the path, heading towards Coire Lagan.

Looking up into Coire Lagan from path:
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We followed this easy path up into Coire Lagan.

View of Great Stone Chute from Coire Lagan:
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Sgurr Mhic Choinnich from Coire Lagan:
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Loch Coire Lagan:
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After a quick stop, to put on helmets, we started the gruelling ascent :cry: of the Great Stone Chute.

Foggieclimber starting ascent of Great Stone Chute:
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Foggieclimber ascending Great Stone Chute:
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Relieved to see the top of the Great Stone Chute:
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Foggieclimber and Sultan near top of Great Stone Chute:
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On reaching the top of the Great Stone Chute we stopped for around 15 minutes where we had to put on midge nets. We then set off up the short relatively South-East ridge scramble to the summit (Grade 2). There is one relatively exposed bit during the ascent where some may wish to straddle the ridge.

Ascent of Sgurr Alasdair from top of Great Stone Chute:
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We stayed at the summit just long enough to get a few photos and to see the summit squirrel before returning to the top of the Great Stone Chute. (Who on earth took a squirrel up Sgurr Alasdair and why? :? )

Foggieclimber and Sultan at summit of Sgurr Alasdair:
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View down to Loch Coir’a’ Ghrunda from top of Great Stone Chute:
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The descent down the chute was much quicker than the ascent (need to take care in upper section as there is very little scree left)

Had another break in Coire Lagan before returning back out to the car.

An Stac screes from Coire Lagan:
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In Pin and An Stac from Coire Lagan (zoom x6):
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Fine days were also spent on Bla Bheinn, Glamaig, etc. however I have only included write-ups from the main ridge here :D
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Re: Sgurr Alasdair

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:55 pm

Thanks alot for splitting that monster report into separate ones Foggie :D You'll see that I've just linked each day to the most appropriate route on Walkhighlands - so that when someone looks at a route, they will see a link to your report.

RE: Yokehead was worried about losing the 'flow' of a set of reports from one trip. Once we've finished the logger the reports will appear in the right order with dates in your Walks Diary section, which anyone can see by clicking on your name, so the flow then won't be lost. If you really want to connect them together you could always put a link at the end of each one to the next.

Thanks again - great set of reports. I haven't finished reading them all yet!
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