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TP1258 - Ben Alder
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1566
OSGB36 Station :
PP335
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1258
County :
Highland Region
Nearest town :
ABERFELDY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ben AlderPP335PP335249616.19771856.071147.8761PILLAR01/06/1951201/06/1960N006/96 SPIDER REMOVED

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 716th with 9 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.06/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Jun 1977
Was Last found intact: 30th May 2009
Was Last logged: 14th Jul 2017

Of the 36 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 100m
The average error was 44m
The closest was 5m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By Sandrax2
S1566 Ben Alder.
By coinea
Transport to Culra
By peregrinus
Top damaged
By peregrinus
FB
By peregrinus
Trig and views
©sky high boys
See 12 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Damaged 14th Jul 2017  12:15  by Sandrax2

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Walking with Culter Hillwalking Club at Corrour weekend.


Not Logged 3rd Oct 2016  08:01  by John.T.Philip

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 6th Jun 2016  17:01  by Morecambe Monkey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Cycled to Culra then a round of the 6 Munros. Trigpoint in a bit of a state.


Damaged 13th May 2014  13:44  by coinea

Gridref: NN 49621 71756   FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Solo expedition totally outwith my competency and comfort zones. Left Dalwhinnie at 6am, returned 9.30pm. Did not think could cope with either of Leachas so went via Bealach Breabag, across plateau and down slopes of Meall an-Slugain to Bealach Dubh. Had difficulty finding route down to avoid steep, deep snowfields. Walked 19 miles, cycled or pushed bike for 14 miles.

S1566 Ben Alder.


Damaged 12th Mar 2012  09:52  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Badly damaged on all faces, spider gone, FB still there, still no view... Cold wind, but superb hill. From Dalwhinnie, up the long Leachas (nice scramble), down the short Leachas (greasy, a bit unpleasant in places). Reckoned I could walk it in about 8 hours but had evidently picked up some fluey thing the previous day and this estimate was out by a couple of hours. However the balance was made up by my getting am 8 mile lift in with a contractor who was doing ditching work - at Culra!! Had to do the 12mi walk out though.

FB
Top damaged
Trig damaged
Transport to Culra This kind gent gave me a lift in to Culra bothy. Not in this actual vehicle...


Damaged 14th Aug 2010  14:25  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Bike & Hike from Dalwinnie, no view

©Sandman


Damaged 7th Jul 2010  09:50  by Chalky

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

This trig is in a bad state ,damaged on all sides with spider missing but FB still there. Previously visited this fine Munro 06/07/69 & 03/07/70 no trig details noted.


Damaged 19th Feb 2010  13:00  by CJO

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Skied in from Loch Ossian.


Damaged 26th Sep 2009  15:00  by Cathurian Ranger

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Cycled from Dalwhinnie to Culra and then climbed this on a pretty nice day though a bit misty on the summit. Of course, fell off the bike on the way back in the dark.

Ben Alder S1566 ©Cathurian Ranger


Not Logged 10th Jun 2009  13:13  by saraholroyd

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 30th May 2009  10:00  by nozzer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Visited while i was bagging Munro's. I do remember it was a 7hr day from Dalwhinnie and back on the bike, the round was Ben Alder, Sron Coire na h-Iolaire and Beinn Bheoil. no dater recorded. but a good day out


Damaged 21st Jul 2008  00:00  by bowlesy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10


Damaged 25th Oct 2007  14:39  by BigJ

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Last km in thick mist. Had to find trig to navigate back.


Not Logged 5th Sep 2007  16:45  by fynetimes

Gridref: NN 49598 71826   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 16th May 2007  16:37  by Drumlin

Gridref: NN 49600 71900   FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 27th Jun 2006  14:13  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NN 49621 71852   FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

10 hour return trip on foot from Dalwhinnie station, weather excellent. Met a gent from Freuchie at the summit - interested to learn about this site, and has many photos of trig pillars. Pillar badly decomposed, but repairs have been made to what is left of it. Whole spider missing, top end of open vertical centre pipe sticking out. All horizontal sighting holes plugged. Flush bracket faces 227, SW. Views: 360 panarama. OSGB Primary station PP335. Built 17th June 1936 costing 42.11s.6d. Photographed 27/06/2006, GRP.

S1566 - Ben Alder Pillar
S1566 - Ben Alder flush Bracket
S1566 - Ben Alder and GRP.
S1566 - Ben Alder another angle


Not Logged 5th Sep 2004  16:26  by RichTea

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 11th Jul 2004  14:10  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Ascended via a very long walk in (and back) from Luiblea (should have known better).


Not Logged 21st Jun 2004  00:00  by IWC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2004  11:30  by Peachy73

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Sorry for the slight blurring in the first photo but it was raining heavily and some of it got on the lens! I would mark the view higher if I could actually see anything!



Damaged 19th Apr 2003  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 15th Mar 2003  10:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

An area to be savoured. Stayed in Culra and ascended the Long Leaches in hard neve. A joy!

Trig and views ©sky high boys
Ben Alder from the north ©sky high boys


Damaged 29th Sep 2002  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: NN 49620 71860   FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10


Damaged 27th Aug 2000  17:30  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

with Gill Brooke-Taylor. Sunny and with fantastic rainbow to the north. Dramatic contrast to sunny skies to SW and very dark grey clouds and rain to the north


Not Logged 13th May 2000  00:00  by carolje

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 18th Sep 1999  00:00  by Sealf4

FB Number: S1565  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Horrendous weather on this first visit. Had intended to have a few days camping but so dreich we headed back out after one night. 2nd visit, fabulous, camped at Loch Pattack and completed 9 munros in 3 days walking


Damaged 30th May 1999  13:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Very sunny with Big John, Colin, Bill, Pat and June. Backpacking trip.


Slightly damaged 10th Apr 1996  13:00  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Very cold with nil view, but some satisfaction at having got there.

Ben Alder A miserable spot!


Slightly damaged 27th Jan 1991  12:00  by KevP

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Climbed direct after staying the night at Ben Alder Cottage. Deep snow but a fantastic cloud inversion.


Not Logged 3rd Jun 1990  00:00  by fergie

Gridref: NN 49600 71800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

On a Munro bagging trip


Good condition 28th May 1988  00:00  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 27th May 1987  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

No details noted


Slightly damaged 30th May 1985  14:50  by arranc

Gridref: NN 49600 71800   FB Number: S1566  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Good condition 6th Jul 1981  16:46  by fasgadh

FB Number: S1566  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Big day.. Geal Charn, Aonach Beag, Beinn Eibheinn, Alder and Bheoil. Good weather, just as well as this is a wild place. Pillar is a primary, as expected here in the centre of the Highlands.


Not Logged 15th Dec 1980  14:27  by Fester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Stayed in McCooks and froze with no fire.Was glad to get out on the hill..!!


Good condition 21st Jun 1977  12:00  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Perfect weather. From Ossian YH. Sure the condition was good at the time.



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