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TP0845 - An Sgurr (Eigg)
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
An Sgurr (Eigg)NG80/DM/20NG80S020DIS146350.00784688.540.0003OLD TRIG01/06/195800
An Sgurr (Eigg)NG80/DM/20NG80S020DIS146337.89784701.80393.8012PILLAR01/06/1958201/06/1958N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked 3rd (more).
Has a mean score of 8.93/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Jul 1971
Was Last found intact: 6th May 2018
Was Last logged: 28th May 2018

Of the 27 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 38m
The average error was 18m
The closest was 2m

Beinn Tighe (Eigg) Beinn Tighe (Eigg) Eigg Eigg Eigg Lighthouse Eigg Lighthouse arranc arranc fergie fergie RoPeHe RoPeHe DauntlessNinja DauntlessNinja 170339 170339 170339 170339 RichardL RichardL An Sgurr (Eigg) An Sgurr (Eigg) [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

An Sgurr, Eigg
By fergie
An Sgurr Eigg
By fergie
An Sgurr Eigg
By fergie
Sgurr from Galmisdale
By Daisydog
An Sgurr
By Aye Jimmy
See 23 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 28th May 2018  12:56  by DauntlessNinja

Gridref: NM 46351 84687   FB Number: 10318  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Ferry from Arisaig and a walk up from Glamisdale, well worth it, absolutely stunning views from the top.

Trig ©DauntlessNinja

Good condition 6th May 2018  10:48  by fergie

Gridref: NM 46316 84706   FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Staying at Glebe Barn and a lovely walk to An Sgurr on a sublime day. Tremendous viewpoint

An Sgurr, Eigg Vanessa style pillar in a great location
An Sgurr Eigg Looking towards Rum, with Lynne
An Sgurr Eigg Vanessa Pillar with Flush bracket No.10318

Good condition 13th Sep 2017  16:09  by grianaig

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An Sgurr trig A fine day for views©grianaig
An Sgurr flush bracket ©grianaig

Good condition 26th Jun 2017  13:33  by Bridgeman

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

Boat from Arisaig for this day trip and what a day. Superb views from the top. Manyt people on the summit. Ascended via the main path via Galmisdale Farm but came off the steep south side as I wanted to visit Massacre Cave on way back. Visited summit many years ago.

An Sgurr (Eigg) Trig Point ©Bridgeman

Good condition 25th Aug 2015  11:20  by RoPeHe

Gridref: NM 46344 84687   FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

When I started up from Glamisdale, the top was still in cloud, but it was clear by the time that I arrived at the trigpoint, so I had great view in all directions. Pillar is in good condition, except that cap is missing from the spider. I didn't see anyone else at all until I was halfway back down again, when I met the day trippers on their way up.

Good condition 17th Aug 2015  19:31  by Chalky

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Vanessa with spider open,no cap or plug.

Good condition 19th Aug 2013  12:53  by Crazy

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The peak dominates the skyline of Eigg and the surrounding islands despite its relatively small size. Easier to reach than expected by a boggy path the summit has great views to Rum, Muck and the Scottish mainland. Blustery day.

Good condition 22nd Apr 2013  11:30  by malx194

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

windy bright and worth it

Good condition 19th Sep 2012  13:30  by alistairpooler

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

From Galmisdale on a day trip from Arisaig. Sunny, with a brief heavy shower near the summit. See my blog post for more details:

Good condition 4th Jun 2012  12:20  by ocean soul

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Caught ferry from Mallaig. Past school of dolphins near to Eigg . Piped on to the Island by Donna the piper. Very pleasant walk to the precipitous summit. Fantastic views to other small isles and beyond . Excellent view of the Cuillens .

Good condition 20th May 2012  13:26  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

vgc, cylindrical trig, no cap or plug. Chilly day but great views. Continued NW to bag the P30m summits - heathery but fascinating (nice brown trout to be had in the lochans I'm told). Then descended S and walked back out via Grulin.

Trig with Rum ... and (far R) the Black Cuillin of Skye

Good condition 20th Jun 2010  07:14  by Fester

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Up on top just after 7am as the forecast was to get cloudier later.Watched a whale out in the Sound of Muck to boot :)


Good condition 28th May 2010  13:25  by g4wsb

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Views great nice day for SOTA.


Good condition 24th May 2010  13:00  by arranc

Gridref: NM 46300 84700   FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

one of my most wanted visits for many years. Even SMC make it one of their lesser heights. Beautiful.

Good condition 5th Jul 2009  12:42  by Skerryvore

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Another fantastic walk on Eigg (although I preferred the other trig walk). Was on my own until my descent when HOARDS of other walkers, including a large walking party, passed me - used the opportunity to get a rare summit photo, however, as retraced my steps to the summit. Not a tiring walk, but, for vertigo sufferers like myself, quite scary as once you've climbed through the magic staircase to the south side of the massif, it's quite precipitous. The red dots on the stones make navigation easy. Lots of dead Magpie Moths (and some alive ones too) en route, but little else wildlife wise. Look out for mermaids in the lochan with the island - I've been told they're there!

Becky atop the Sgurr ©Skerryvore
The trig, Sgurr, Eigg ©Skerryvore

Good condition 24th Jun 2009  12:30  by Daisydog

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Sgurr from Galmisdale
View east to mainland

View west towards Rum
View north towards Cuillins on Skye
View south west out to sea

Not Logged 12th Jun 2009  12:30  by 170339

Gridref: NM 46340 84701   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Jun 2009  12:30  by 170339

Gridref: NM 46340 84701   FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Spectacular scene. Barra to the west. Rum and Skye to the north. Highlands to the east. Mull and Treshnish Isles to the south. Coll and Tirree SW. Muck closes in and Eigg all round.

Good condition 13th May 2009  13:30  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

excellent day, first on the top from the boat, super views of Rum, 'a must do'

Good condition 1st Jun 2007  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: NM 46325 84725   FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Can't remember the exact date, but I do remember the visit - as the SMC book quite rightly says, this is one of the most magical places in the Western Isles. A beautifully positioned Vanessa pillar, close enough to the edge of a 800' drop to give my wife (and the dog by proxy) a dose of the heeby-jeebies.

Good condition 6th Apr 2007  12:45  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

One of the truly magical places in the Western Isles - so says the SMC Corbett book (though not a Corbett itself). The headland of An Sgurr can be seen so distinctively from all over. On closer acquaintance the tower is quite awe inspiring, but fortunately there is an easy way round the back. Visibility poor on this occasion.

An Sgurr Positioned on the edge of the cliff.
An Sgurr Flush bracket.
An Sgurr The direct approach to the trig would be tricky!
An Sgurr Impressive, even from afar.

Good condition 26th Jun 2003  12:00  by jack68331

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Thick Mist & drizzle

Not Logged 4th May 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted. FB given as 10318 - wonderful hill, curious rock, gorgeous view

Not Logged 18th Apr 2001  08:30  by Chalky

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

Good condition 24th Aug 1998  14:30  by Trigglets

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 19th May 1996  12:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: 10318  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Day trip from Arisaig. Followed path to north side of ridge from Galmisdale to the summit. Dropped off the south side of the ridge to return. Cloudy, rainy, cold but still 10/10.

Good condition 28th Jul 1971  12:28  by vegibagger

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

my 19th birthday after a week in torridon camping with three mates from school. Stayed one night on Rum and while wandering near the sea on one of the eastern bays, met a a chirpy laid back black guy who was so surprised to see us and amused us by saying in a slow laid back drawl,"Hey, how did you cats get here." One of my mates, quick as a flash and cool as a cucumber, said, "We swam, mate."

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