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TP5834 - Scaraben
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There are 7 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 298th with 8 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.63/10 (from 8 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Sep 2002
Was Last logged: 10th Feb 2019

Of the 8 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 100007m
The average error was 20007m
The closest was 3m

lepustimidus lepustimidus Clochandighter Clochandighter fergie fergie Garth Fenton Garth Fenton arranc arranc Scaraben Scaraben [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By David Bremner
S3466 - Scaraben
By Clochandighter
S3466 - Scaraben
By Clochandighter
By peregrinus
Trig, Eireannaich and Morven
By peregrinus
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Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 10th Feb 2019  09:20  by David Bremner

FB Number: S3466  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Scaraben climbed on a cold, cold day. Just to see that the trig was okay. With asphalt plug and FB fine. Though a weathered top - now enough of this rhyme! I last climbed this hill when the Sugababes were big in the charts and I wondered if they'd record the above lyrics with me to celebrate bagging all the Caithness primary pillars. A fantasy, I know, but one that got me to the top! I parked up at Braemore by the telephone box and followed the track over the bridge, past an abandoned house, over the deer fence ladder and on to open hill. I decided on the longer and more gradual route up the col between E Scaraben and Scaraben then along to the summit. I managed to find a knee-deep bog in this col! The top is a fine viewpoint and the highest point on a good ridge with excellent views. The pillar sits in a wind shelter cairn and is weathered a bit on its top edges and corners. Views include Morven, Maiden Pap, Creag Thoraraidh, Ben Dhorain, Clyth Ness, Tarbat Ness, Ben Griams, Ben Loyal, Ben Hope and a large area of Caithness moor. Back by pretty much the same route.

Slightly damaged 17th Jul 2013  11:45  by Clochandighter

Gridref: ND 06608 26831   FB Number: S3466  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th July 1948 costing 100.17s.4d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP397 as part of Figure 6 of the OSGB36 primary retriangulation network during 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in July 1981. SITE VISIT: Up from Braemore Lodge. Parking provided at end of public road to NE of bridge at ND073304. Crossed bridge and followed mapped tracks and paths to ND100284 then turned west on a route over the tops to the main summit. Pillar in fair condition, weather damage to top edges. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~135. All four horizontal sight holes open, innards partly blocked with debris. Breathtaking full 360 panoramic view. Returned to Braemore taking a more direct route via East Cairnfin. Last of 36 pillar visits on my 2013 tour of the far north.

S3466 - Scaraben pillar & GRP
S3466 - Scaraben pillar & FB

Damaged 24th May 2012  17:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S3466  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

BSM type FB. Damaged top corners and cracks showing. Spider centre has asphalt plug. Inside large shelter cairn. Previously visited this Graham 05/07/00 no trig details noted.

Damaged 21st May 2011  12:35  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3466  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

BSM style FB, asphalt plug, top corners of pillar crumbling. From N, Braemore, then W to Eireannaich via a few tops and HuMPs and back along the wide track. Strong wind but views OK.

Top damaged
Trig, Eireannaich and Morven

Slightly damaged 11th Jul 2010  11:00  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: ND 06608 26836   FB Number: 3466  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

top damaged

Slightly damaged 18th Jun 2008  12:56  by arranc

Gridref: NC 06600 26800   FB Number: S3466  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 27th May 2008  10:50  by lepustimidus

Gridref: ND 06608 26828   FB Number: S3466  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

A BSM type FB. Set in a shelter. Top is filled in. FB faces ESE. Some concrete loss to top edges.

Not Logged 28th Sep 2002  15:00  by fergie

Gridref: ND 06600 26840   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Camped at Braemore and next day climbed the Graham's of Morven and Scaraben. Great day

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