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TP4936 - Mount Blair
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Tayside Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Mount BlairNO46/14NO46S014316741.90762973.24744.3212PILLAR01/06/1956201/06/1956N0PILLAR CRACKED NOT TO BE SOLD

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3153rd with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.09/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jun 1968
Was Last found intact: 6th May 2016
Was Last logged: 15th Jun 2019

Of the 34 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 84m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

Glenshee Glenshee arranc arranc Clochandighter Clochandighter michael a frost michael a frost Drumlin Drumlin Downfaller Downfaller Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy fasgadh fasgadh Garth Fenton Garth Fenton CJO CJO nozzer nozzer descarte1 descarte1 g4wsb g4wsb scotti scotti Mount Blair Mount Blair [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Mt Blair TP
Mount Blair
Mount Blair Trig Point and mast
By shanksi
Mt Blair
By Aye Jimmy

By stonestreaker
view point

S7056 - Mount Blair
By Clochandighter
See 21 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Damaged 15th Jun 2019  13:52  by nozzer

Gridref: NO 16743 62971   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Damaged 27th May 2018  12:14  by tummelv

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

Easy walk up through the field of sheep and was soon at the trig. Nice panoramic views from here, pillar slightly damaged.

Damaged 27th May 2018  00:00  by billygunn

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

(Not) found whilst Geocaching.

Damaged 12th Jun 2017  15:38  by dal

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Big crack. No cap. Parked near plantation on the county boundary. Good viewpoint.

Damaged 13th Nov 2016  11:50  by kenny_0957

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

Large Crack & Cap missing

Slightly damaged 6th May 2016  16:52  by Downfaller

Gridref: NO 16745 62962   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Some off road parking at the edge of the plantation when approaching from the West along B951. pleasant walk up to the trig pillar. Weather good and excellent visibility out to the Cairngorms. Useful information on the view finder Pity about the mast, top of hills moaning about iron work again !

Mt Blair TP ©Downfaller

Damaged 28th Dec 2015  10:58  by descarte1

Gridref: NO 16741 62973   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition other than the crack running right the way through it at FB height. Mist down today so no views. FB faces NW-ish, cap missing with no plug, all sightholes open but blocked internally. Summit littered with metalwork. Bit squelchy for about half the ascent from the north then rutted track.

Slightly damaged 26th May 2015  10:46  by CJO

Gridref: NO 16740 62973   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Cap Missing, crack at FB height. Great views, very windy and cold on top, Topograph helps identify many distant peaks and landmarks

Mount Blair

Slightly damaged 17th May 2015  13:27  by shanksi

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

Nice climb but windy. Great views in all directions.

Mount Blair Trig Point and mast

Damaged 22nd Apr 2015  15:34  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Straightforward out & back from B951.Decent viewpoint,plenty of clutter at the summit.

Damaged 22nd Jul 2014  09:50  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Up here from Blacklunans then over the top to descend to find the road to Cray where the fine little church of the 1840's is sadly boarded up. The pillar remains cracked all round at the FB level; one sight hole open, and no cap. Fantastic views : could easily see Ben Nevis and Schiehallion among the 40 Munros visible today. Unfortunately, there was a powerfully strong smell of chemical spray presumably blown up here on the breeze from the farms below. Let's hear it for organic farming!

Damaged 23rd May 2012  12:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Lunchtime quick bag in sizzling weather.

Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2012  11:55  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: NO 16741 62970   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Pillar crack all the way round at the level of the flush plate, today we had a view before the showers set in

Damaged 5th Mar 2012  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 12th Nov 2011  11:00  by michael a frost

Gridref: NO 16700 63000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

walked up from river isla , cool & misty dry. tough climb !

Damaged 19th Sep 2011  12:27  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NO 16739 62968   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Track from the B951 to the N. Cluttered summit area, mist down so no views.

Mt Blair Summit area.
Mt Blair Trig and memorial spot. Trig has serious crack all round.
Mt Blair Location, no cap.

Damaged 6th Sep 2011  12:10  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

Lots of guns, dogs and wheels up the track to fence- they shot off to East. Filled my pockets with stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers at the top.

Big crack

Damaged 25th May 2011  07:45  by g4wsb

Gridref: NO 16742 62973   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

B951 track into field then faint wheel marks to gate , then rough track to top.Trigpoint is cracked also damage view point circle.

view point damage©g4wsb

Damaged 13th Nov 2010  07:27  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Deep crack at FB level; no cap or plug. Snowy, cold and windy. Quick bag from NW (parking, gate), boggy at start. Also bagged FB G846 on nearby Brewlands Bridge.


Damaged 15th Apr 2010  14:02  by peebs

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Over 50 mile views


Not Logged 1st May 2009  13:17  by Sealf4

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

Visited before I started logging TPs. Remember the unsightly proliferation of iron work at the summit.

Damaged 30th Sep 2006  12:46  by coinea

FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Damaged 30th Sep 2006  12:44  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NO 16740 62958   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

This triangulation pillar marked secondary station 14 in Secondary Block NO46, Forfar. Construction of this pillar was completed on 27th June 1952. Today this pillar is badly cracked through at flush bracket height, and it is only a matter of time before it topples in a high wind. It is still upright due to gravity as the break seems to be lower in the centre of the pillar than round most of the external faces. The spider has been robbed of its OS cap leaving the centre open. Only the left sighting hole remains plugged and the inside of the pillar has been filled with debris dropped in through the open top. The flush bracket faces NNW. Ignoring the mobile phone mast, this top enjoys excellent views to many other hills in all directions. Ascended and decended via routes on different east shanks. Car park at NO182639. Photographed 30/09/2006, GRP.

S7056 - Mount Blair montage (pillar angles & FB)
S7056 - Mount Blair the pillar from the SW
view to Carn Gower (Beinn A'Ghlo)
view to Badendun Hill & Driesh
view to Hare Cairn & Cat Law
S7056 - Mount Blair GRP @ S7056

Damaged 26th Feb 2005  11:00  by Drumlin

Gridref: NO 16736 62970   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Lovely views, pity about the hideous ironmongery next to the pillar. Pillar cracked around base.

Damaged 23rd Dec 2004  14:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NO 16743 62966   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Horribly desecrated top. Infamous mast is bad enough, but Orange dont really give a toss. In building it, they just drove loads of vehicles up the hill and now there are gullies forming. As an antidote to the metalwork, there is now a new viewpoint indicator , which compliments the big cairn and is a very clear rendering of the BIG VIEW. Trig is cracked at base and ready to topple. Visit while you can. No plug.

Mount Blair Metal
Mount Blair Trig and viewpoint indicator.
Mount Blair
Viewpoint indicator detail

Not Logged 15th May 2003  12:56  by Sandman

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

Damaged 24th Apr 2003  12:39  by arranc

Gridref: NO 16700 62900   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

when I saw the signs - "welcome to Blair country", I thought - he's gone too far this time!

Damaged 16th Mar 2003  00:00  by agentmancuso

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

Cracked right around base

Not Logged 21st Jul 2002  14:06  by fergie

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

Climbed Mount Blair and Duchray Hill on my Graham round

Damaged 24th Dec 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - transmitter on summit, (no view in snowstorm)

Good condition 31st Jul 1996  18:00  by scotti

Gridref: NO 16745 62973   FB Number: S7056  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First Graham and first summit over 2000 feet. A steep pull up the eastern side from Altantan, then gradient eased before the final climb to the summit. Extensive views, although rather hazy. This was before the summit gained it`s ironwork.

Slightly damaged 3rd May 1996  11:00  by Bridgeman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

A quick up and down from B951. Snow showers around and bitterly cold. Crack around base.

Mount Blair Trig Point ©Bridgeman

Good condition 8th Mar 1995  12:00  by iainmac

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

Condition taken from photo.

Not Logged 15th Jun 1968  11:58  by Chalky

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

Pre-desecration visit from south side.

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