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TP5898 - Sgurr Na Ciche
 
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Type :
Condition :
Remains Remains
Flush Bracket :
S9789
OSGB36 Station :
PP371
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5898
County :
Highland Region
Nearest town :
FORT WILLIAM

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Sgurr Na CichePP371PP371190216.68796683.280.0001BLOCK01/06/195100
Sgurr Na CichePP371PP371190216.68796683.281040.2821PILLAR01/06/1951201/06/1959N1Dest 7/83 replaced by block

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There are 12 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 27th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 8.34/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Aug 1978
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 10th Aug 2016

Of the 29 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Toppled pillar just below summit of Sgurr na Ciche
By wildvista
#2 Vanessa - 10m down-slope
By peregrinus
#2 Vanessa - 3 top loops but no spider
By peregrinus
#3 Vanessa - base, bolt and assembled remains
By peregrinus
Sgurr na Ciche from Garbh Chioch Mhor
©peregrinus
Sgurr na Ciche summit - showing the base of the old trig
By dal
See 6 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Remains 10th Aug 2016  15:15  by redDragon

FB Number: S9789  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

I would have given this a higher mark, but it was a rather wet day and there was no views from the summit. I could only find the pillar that was in pieces around the old base


Remains 23rd Jun 2015  11:03  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Bits of trig in shelter.


Toppled 25th Jun 2013  12:33  by wildvista

Gridref: NM 90217 96681   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 10/10

:-)

Toppled pillar just below summit of Sgurr na Ciche


Toppled 29th May 2012  10:20  by Chalky

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

Remains of a vanessa and possibly a stone-built trig around shelter-cairn area. Old base converted to a block. Previously visited this iconic munro 21/07/82, 19/10/99 & 07/09/04 no trig details noted.


Remains 24th Mar 2012  10:47  by peregrinus

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

Excellent value - 3 trigs for the price of one! (see fasgadh's 1987 log). I found about a dozen chunks of a stonebuilt pillar (including one with part of the centre hole) which will have been S6148. This was replaced with a Vanessa using new FB S9789 - this is now lying 10m down-slope (due S), intact including its reinforcing bars but missing the FB and spider. This was evidently replaced by a second Vanessa, presumably reusing S9789. The remains of this 2nd Vanessa have been converted to a block, with its re-bars remaining in situ. I found half a dozen large chunks of the 2nd vanessa, including one with the imprint of the spider underside and a top loop. Luckily I was fairly early at the summit so was able to amuse myself classifying bits of ex trig without incurring the displeasure of Munro baggers et al. On a perfect spring day I continued along the superb ridge to the much more normal S9754 Fhuarain before returning to my Arkaig starting point.

#1 stonebuilt - collected chunks of first pillar
#2 Vanessa - 10m down-slope Garbh Chioch Mhor in background
#2 Vanessa - FB scar
#2 Vanessa - 3 top loops but no spider
#2 Vanessa - with reinforcing bars
#3 Vanessa - base, bolt and assembled remains
#3 Vanessa - section of top and part of centre tube
#3 Vanessa - view west - Loch Nevis
Sgurr na Ciche from Garbh Chioch Mhor ©peregrinus


Remains 30th Jun 2009  16:25  by dal

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

Superb viewpoint, great weather. After giving up on constructing replacement pillars, the OS records say it was converted to a Bolt. Their dates seem inconsistent - the Block was maintained in 1978, and the pillar was destroyerd in 7/83? I was worried the Block would be under a cairn. However, it is clear midway between the two cairns. It appears that the latest trig (a Vanessa) was levelled at Bolt height a little above the base. Looks as though the original Bolt was retained. It is of interest in that it shows the inner construction of the trig. There are bits of the concrete of at least one trig around. I had the company of two red admirals on the summit.

Sgurr na Ciche summit - showing the base of the old trig
Sgurr na Ciche - Bolt


Destroyed 18th May 2009  16:00  by CP THORPE

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

There only remains a small curved line stone wall used for sheltering


Damaged 13th May 2009  00:54  by ffloss

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

Brilliant mountain to climb on my birthday! Luckily I had a boat drop me off and pick me up :-) Superb views. Saw the remains of the trig.


Damaged 9th May 2009  15:15  by Late starter

FB Number: S9789  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

This was my first Munro! Great climb up until we met with snow, hail and ice near the summit. Remains of the pillar can still be seen, hence the damaged condition rather than missing.


Damaged 9th May 2009  15:15  by Bergfuehrer

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

Inverness-shire. This is an absolutely superb peak, standing proud in the heart of Knoydart. It was mixed weather on the climb with a heavy snow shower as we summited. The remains of the Vanessa trig pillar are clearly visible as is the bolt.


Damaged 1st Oct 2008  20:03  by CJO

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

may 2001


Damaged 12th May 2008  00:00  by bowlesy

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


Destroyed 27th May 2007  14:13  by sleepwalker

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

Wouldn't have known there'd been pillars at this location from the evidence on the ground. Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough?


Possibly missing 20th May 2006  11:01  by uggles

FB Number: TP589  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 10/10

hiked in from glen dessery & continued east & took in the other 2 munros ..a long tiring but fabulous day........recommend


Destroyed 7th Sep 2004  12:00  by Chalky

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


Not Logged 13th Apr 2002  15:00  by Sealf4

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

Passed the 200 mark of my 1st Munro round on Grabh Chioch Mhor on this trip. My memory of the 3 Munros completed this day are of a lovely but very up and down ridge. We were envious of the 2 guys we kept meeting on the ridge who were heading down to Sourlies bothy from Sgurr na Ciche. We still had the walk back out to Strathan. However possibly we had the better deal as by the time we were back at the car the weather was breaking and the next day was miserable. No memory of a Trig.


Damaged 13th May 2000  18:01  by sky high boys

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

Remember a long hard summers day getting here, only to be greeted by a right bunch of OTT Hoorah Henrys and Henriettas. But the day was too good to let even these tw*ts spoil it. No rememberence of any trig.


Not Logged 14th Aug 1995  00:00  by carolje

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


Damaged 8th Jun 1993  20:15  by KevP

FB Number: S9789  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Really a Munro bag. Trig blasted and in bits. Fab site, great views.


Not Logged 12th May 1993  13:43  by fergie

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

Parked at Strathan and climbed the Munros of Sgurr nan Coireachan, Garbh Chioch Mhor and finally Sgurr na Ciche. Fantastic weather but a long walk back to the car


Destroyed 15th Aug 1991  08:37  by Triggers

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

i remember the remains of a trig, but not one standing


Remains 21st May 1991  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Remains  Score: 9/10

Wet and windy but cleared when on summit, with Pam, Rory and Dave.


Toppled 8th Jun 1988  15:20  by arranc

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

remains of vanessa trig smashed and lying on its side. number not visible or possibly removed


Not Logged 8th Jun 1988  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted


Not Logged 30th Jul 1987  00:00  by Sprog

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


Destroyed 5th Apr 1987  07:53  by fasgadh

FB Number: S9789  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

There have been three pillars on this exposed summit. The numbers were S9789 which replaced S6148. Numbers from trigonomy db/OS Its a bit of a lightning magnet being a sharp peak far above anything else within miles. There was some evidence of pillars having been there on this visit. Sadly many other high peaks have been blasted since. In 2003 I was up Streap and the summit cairn had been blown up (no trig here) Lightning boils water in the soil below a structure and ...Bang!


Destroyed 29th Jul 1986  13:23  by Fester

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

Vague memory of a few scattered remains and can`t find a summit pic.


Remains 26th May 1985  13:00  by Garth Fenton

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

Camping at the western end of Loch Quioch, traversed the ridge taking in Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan


Not Logged 15th Aug 1978  13:00  by desperate dan

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

Climbed up from bothy at Sourlies. Can't remember if if there was a trig point on summit or not at the time



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