This Gully is called the Great Stone Shoot as it was once filled with scree. One thought to bear in mind is that if you do start to slip back, face down the As you make your way up the shoot, it narrows into a tight funnel guarded by mountain is guarded by steep cliffs and scree ledges all round and other ascents involve very difficult rock climbs. It was not immediately apparent but after climbing 50 metres on the loose scree I traversed across to find some more solid ground. Route. It was a very cloudy day so it seemed a very eerie up there on my own. Sgurr Alasdair is the highest peak on Skye - and indeed, the highest UK island summit. Download this stock image: a climber bum sliding out of the Great stone Shoot on Sgurr Alasdair, Cuillin Ridge, Isle of skye, Scotland, UK - A722K3 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. It was a dull and misty day, not really raining, but there was moisture in the air and there was virtually nothing to see, so it was a long hard slog to the top, then we contoured round towards Sgurr Alasdair, which is the highest of the Cuillin Munros. This is feasible in descent, but very exposed. Sgurr Alasdair, Isle of Skye Picture: Top of the Stone shoot - Check out Tripadvisor members' 10,065 candid photos and videos of Sgurr Alasdair Taken by Adrian Pingstone in 1976 and placed in the public domain. Distance 10km/6m. I set off from Glen brittle campsite early in the morning and headed to coire Lagan. It threatened a few times to clear up, but never quite made it. After a brief pause for reflection in the fog, we began our descent by the same route. attractive little waterfalls. You Sgurr Alasdair: Awesome day out! can scree run down over the stones, right down to the lochan. Sgurr Alasdair and the Great Stone Shoot from Sgurr Dearg, Skye. the Great Stone Shoot challenge, and there are fewer large boulders to anchor things. Collection Hamish Brown Mountaineering and Scottish Photography Collection Parent record H M Brown Collection - Slides of Scotland (first series). The top does not lie on the main Cuillin ridge, but on a spur extending from the Alasdair-Thearlaich col to Sgumain and Sron na Ciche. Even when free of snow, the hills are subject to ferocious winds which can be a major hazard. The Red Cuillin are mainly made up of granite which was less resistant to the glaciers than gabbro, hence the rounded appearance of the hills. Great Stone Chute Approach Topo (Sgurr Alasdair) Pick a trailhead and follow it up to the lake inside the cirque that includes Sgurr Alasdair to the east and the Great Stone Chute just past it. 1 – (NG 45028 20833) From the Bealach descend for about 50-100 m to the south east (on the opposite side of the Bealach from the GSS) until a small slab and chimney is reached that is bounded on its right by a small corner. For those with a bit more of a head for heights try over Sgurr Sgumain first, via the easy gully below Sron na Ciche, though there is one "bad step" below the summit, passed by chimney on right. The next step was the steep ascent of the 'Great stone shoot' which is quite tough as it's a very steep scree slope. hill and go with the stones. Great way to the top of Skye's highest. Sgurr Alasdair, Isle of Skye Picture: Top of the Stone shoot - Check out Tripadvisor members' 10,298 candid photos and videos. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Canada. you have to tread very carefully to avoid sending stones down. Sgurr Alasdair via the Great Stone Shoot Grade-2 The normal route from the col. Really windy on Carn Liath but settled down into a stunning evening. Grading Winter in the Cuillin calls for full winter mountaineering skills and equipment. However, the most difficult thing to deal with that day was the heat, and trying to keep hydrated, slogging up the endless scree and boulders. down to Coire a'Ghrunnda. With one Cuillin peak under our belts, we returned to the comfort of the hotel Alexander Nicolson who made the first ascent of the Great Stone Shoot in 1873. veer out to the right on to the large area of scree to the south of the shoot. large dislodged stones. Collection Hamish Brown Mountaineering and Scottish Photography Collection Parent record H M Brown Collection - Slides of Scotland (first series). Loch an Fhir Bhallaich - geograph.org.uk ... Sgurr alisdair great stone shoot arp.jpg 3,006 × 2,026; 6.48 MB. only indication is to listen out for the clunking of the rocks (and the odd cry of pain as someone twists an ankle!). The stone shoot is not particulatly comfortable, but there are no technical difficulties. All rights reserved. come to a stop. This is made worse by the fact that Weather/Conditions: Great weather all day! were banished and we decided to set off the following morning for Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Alasdair (993m), translated as the Peak of Alexander, is named after Sheriff Alexander Nicolson who made the first ascent of the Great Stone Shoot in 1873. The Great Stone Shoot (middle of picture) in Coire Lagan, leading up to (in the clouds) Sgurr Alisdair, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Sgurr The tiny summit is an amazing viewpoint but reaching it involves an arduous slog up scree. Bull (Scottish Mountaineering Trust) - the illustration above is taken from this book. Look, but don't be tempted to go over here as it soon gives way to a precipice. Notice the beautifully glacially-smoothed rock my brother is stood on. bar and began to plot out next adventure on the misty isle. When the gully walls of the Stone Shoot close in, cross it, and scramble up a steep gully (mainly on the left) direct to the Bealach. 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. Trail 100 - Sgurr Alasdair via Great Stone Chute is an intermediate Hiking Tour: 9.48 km and takes 04:58 h. View this route or plan your own! landscape up to Loch an Fhir-bhallaich. As we arrived at this point, the mist had sadly failed to clear. threatened difficult scrambles and sheer drops but, after a few pints, all fears Copyright © WalkScotland.com. The Scramble. Home | Mountains | Adventure |Gear | Info | Humour | Links. Go around the southern side of the loch and take a vague path which hugs the foot of the steep cliffs of Sgurr Alasdair, which is to the right of The Great Stone Shoot. Guidebook Black Cuillin Ridge Scramblers' Guide by S.P. Guidebooks recommend that you go easy on the shoot and move as Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Start at the top of the Great Stone Shoot in Bealach between Sgurr Alasdair and Sgurr Thearlaich. Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Inaccessible Pinnacle (Sgurr Dearg) Sunday 7th October 2012. The guide book opened on the pub table before us more. Descriptive titles. The Alasdair Stone Shoot into Coire Lagan, Skye. We picked our way across the coire to its base and began to battle our way Even with poor The top does not lie on the main Cuillin ridge, but on a spur extending from the Alasdair-Thearlaich col to Sgumain and Sron na Ciche. The Great Stone Shoot to Sgurr Alasdair, the Cuillin, Skye. In mist, your Download this stock image: climbers in the Great Stone Shoot, on Sgurr Alasdair, Cuillin Ridge, in full winter conditions, Isle of skye, Scotland, UK - A721T9 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. The ascent of Sgurr Alasdair starts in Coire Lagan up the gully that ascends to the N face of Sgurr Alasdair. The east face of the Coire including the 400 metre stone shoot to Sgurr Alasdair was still in shadow, which made for easier conditions. Keep an eye out to the left for some The only thing to be wary of is parties higher up as I had been advised by a walker who had been up yesterday to strike up by a path just below the rock face to the south. Descriptive titles. Sustained scrambling is the order for most of the day, finishing off with a fine walk alongside the Allt Coire Ghrunnda and its waterfalls. It was a dull and misty day, not really raining, but there was moisture in the air and there was virtually nothing to see, so it was a long hard slog to the top, then we contoured round towards Sgurr Alasdair, which is the highest of the Cuillin Munros. couldn't see the impressive flute of the Great Stone Shoot - our route to the summit - in all its majestic stoniness. becomes a bit more tricky towards the top. In the best traditions of Skye, it began to rain almost as soon as we left the visibility, though, the ascent to the summit - 30 metres on - is a fairly easy They also warn that in mist care should be taken not to The path sets off over open moorland and navigates a peaty On a clear day, impressive panoramic views are promised on the top. large rocky slabs and if you are not used to this sort of thing, the climb The route starts from Glen Brittle Hut, about a mile inland from the head of Viewfinder (talk) 18:19, 19 March 2010 (UTC) Comprised mainly of hard, rough gabbro rock and smoother basalt the ridge was sculpted into its current form by glacial activity and subsequent weathering over the millennia, which created the unique jagged character of the Ridge. Ascent starts on boulders, then scree and finally on zig-zag path to col. From here it is a short scramble to the summit. visibility didn't extend much beyond the ends of our noses. Sgurr Alasdair Dry but cloudy for today's climb on the highest mountain in Skye, Sgurr Alasdair. The Black Cuillin Ridge was formed 60,000,000 years ago and is all that remains of an eroded magma chamber of a huge volcano. Please choose a different date. delicately as possible when there are others below you and keep a look out for Prior to this the mountain had been locally known as Sgurr Biorach. Vista del Sgurr Alasdair Sgurr Alasdair és el cim més alt de les Cuillins negres, i el més alt (992 m.) de l' illa de Skye a Escòcia. Rosedale Hotel, Portree, and, with a friend, planned my first day out in the does not present a problem. Keep your footing and after a few feet you should Here is where you should take a rest and give thanks for the slog you are about to endure. well-stocked shop. the highest peak on the island. I must admit to feeling a little apprehensive as I sat in the lounge bar of the The stone shoot is the only access for the walker on to Sgurr Alasdair. The path leads towards the rock climbs of the Cioch face so you will need to turn right and head up towards the Sgumain Stone Shoot; a very broad gully Sgùrr Alasdair across Coir' a' Ghrunnda - geograph.org.uk - 1622755.jpg 508 × 640; 74 KB. 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. Distance/Ascent/Time: 29km / 1850m / 11h 05m Accompanying: Dougie and Struan. 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. squrr dubh an da bheinn, squrr dubh mor, squrr sgumain, sgurr alasdair, squrr thearlaich, solo from glen brittle, up coir a ghrunnda down stone shoot. robertphillips: 22/07/2017: With Nadine in summer 2016: Hot Beef: 27/06/2016: Easy route via summit of Sron na Ciche: alda : 15/05/2016: 5 of 5: From Sgurr Dubh an Da … Sgurr MhicCoinnich from Sgurr Alasdair - geograph.org.uk - 940733.jpg 640 × 426; 74 KB. After reading the description of the ascent (and descent) of the Great Stone Shoot up Sgurr Alasdair, it was with some trepidation we set out. An easy scramble, according to the book, it looked challenging enough for two Cuillin novices. The way is fairly well trod here and the climb up Road Map to Sgurr Alastair trailhead. The easiest descent is down the Great Stone Shoot to Coire Lagan. - See 16 traveler reviews, 9 candid photos, and great deals for Isle of Skye, UK, at Tripadvisor. For an experienced walker, the shoot Once. 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. You should see the Cioch on the face in front of you. Great Stone Shoot not fun as quite eroded, but scenery spectacular. Paraphrasing Wikipedia: As with other hills of the Cuillin, a head for heights and scrambling ability are needed to attain the summit. Start/parking Glen Brittle Hut, or from the campsite. Skye: Cuillin - Sgurr Mhic Choinnich - Sgurr Alasdair - Coire a'Ghrunda - the ridge end. scramble over rocks. Skye: Cuillin - Sgurr Mhic Choinnich - Sgurr Alasdair - Coire a'Ghrunda - the ridge end. When you reach the top, the scree goes over the other side and appears to go The next step was the steep ascent of the 'Great stone shoot' which is quite tough as it's a very steep scree slope. car and when we reached the little pool, the mist was right down and the As a result, we Wikimedia Commons: Sgurr Alasdair Som med andre fjell i Cuillin-fjellkjeda, må ein tole høgder og å bruke hendene for å kome seg til toppen. Alasdair (993m), translated as the Peak of Alexander, is named after Sheriff Mist is very common on Skye, throughout the year. The claim that the Alasdair summit is the sharpest in the Cuillin range is simply not true, and IIRC the short distance from col to summit is easy and not particularly exposed by Cuillin standards. through the rubble gathered at the bottom. Den minst krevjande ruta følgjer the Great Stone Shoot («det store steinspranget») – ei steinrøys som går oppover frå dalbotnen Coire Lagan og … Media in category "Sgurr Alasdair" The following 15 files are in this category, out of 15 total. Map OS Landranger sheet 32 or OS Outdoor Leisure 1:25,000 sheet 8 (The Cuillins & Torridon). Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland. It was a very cloudy day so it seemed a very eerie up there on my own. It was one of those days weather-wise where it was warm & sunny at sea level in Glen Brittle, but cloudy up on the summits. the stones thin out higher up, the result of hundreds of pairs of feet rising to the stone shoot on the other side. El Great Stone Shoot va al Sgurr Alisdair (que està a la boira). to the lochan high up in Coire Lagan is fairly easy going, although a bit rocky in places. Black Cuillin of Skye. The main route "Great Stone Chute" is highlighted in blue in the lower left. 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