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TP1269 - Ben Geary
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Ben GearyNG24/38NG24S038125356.95861475.04284.1582PILLAR01/06/1957101/08/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6885th with 88 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.38/10 (from 24 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Jun 2000
Was Last found intact: 10th Aug 2020
Was Last logged: 29th May 2023

Of the 24 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 62m
The average error was 21m
The closest was 12m

arranc arranc grianaig grianaig caroleengel caroleengel agentmancuso agentmancuso clochandighter clochandighter g4wsb g4wsb Ben Geary Ben Geary [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Damaged 29th May 2023  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NG 25363 61461   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked in school CP after asking permission - NG 2629 6014. Teacher grateful as most just park and go without the decency to ask.

Damaged 20th May 2023  09:48  by Duncan68

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

Walked up the atv track from the left hand side of the primary school, very boggy


Slightly damaged 10th Aug 2020  10:40  by Mattbheinn2901

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked on road nearby school to the south and followed land-rover tracks up in the mist to eventually find trig. First of a 6 trig day


Damaged 9th Oct 2019  11:55  by teamsprollie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Pillar damaged, flush bracket and spider missing

Not Logged 13th Jul 2019  20:24  by welshach

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

Damaged 5th Jun 2019  13:49  by NormanW

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

Slightly damaged 7th Aug 2018  13:06  by Bergen

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Damaged 6th Jul 2018  07:26  by clochandighter

Gridref: NG 25362 61463   FB Number: S9359  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th April 1957 costing £64.9s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/38 within the Skye block during 1957. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked in layover by old quarry entrance at NG260601. A quad track leads straight up from old quarry, although the track fades away, the near beeline route to the summit is easy by Skye standards. Pillar stands SW of junction of fences, open grazing top. Column badly damaged, the flush bracket has been stolen by a lowlife type on site with tools. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 150°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable horizontally and vertically. Full 360° paroramic view includes Glamaig, Blaven, Bruach Na Frithe, An Cruachan, Ben Horneval, Skridan, Askival, Beinn Nan Dubh, Orval (Rhum), Beinn Bhreac, Healaval Beg, Waterstein Head, Dunvegan Head, Beinn Mhor, Eaval, North Lee, Roneval Harris, An Coileach, Beinn Dhubh, Tirga More, Ceann Reamhar, Gillaval Glas, Clisham, Toddun, Feirihisval, Suidh A Mhinn, Quirang, Beinn Edra, Storr, Bealach, Dun Caan, Ben Tianavaig, Beinn Na Greine.

S9359 - Ben Geary & self
S9359 - Ben Geary pillar & FB

Damaged 30th May 2017  21:08  by vegibagger

FB Number: S9359  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

eventually glorious sunny evening. sad to see the FB has been hacked out.

trig ©vegibagger
FB half inched ! just a sad gaping hollow.©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger
mast ©vegibagger

Damaged 7th May 2016  14:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: S9359  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Wet and windy walk following damp moorland track.

Damaged 23rd Sep 2015  15:12  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S9359  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Hardest 1km ever, spoke to nearby home owner who said we could park and go through his garden to a gate. He said 'it's a tough walk' and he wasn't joking, Mrs TJR nearly gave up as it was 3 steps forward and the number going up on the GPS instead of down! After an age Mr TJR came back for me and escorted me to the trigpoint. A very sad trig it is too, whoever took the flush bracket did it most unceremoniously and left an awful mess! Went back via the Argo cat track to the school and Mr TJR went back the same way we came up and drove round for me.

Damaged 25th Apr 2015  16:33  by Robert Phillips

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

Not Logged 12th Oct 2014  14:52  by DeniseMc

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

Damaged 30th Aug 2013  11:48  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Marked down by it blowing a gale, the top being covered in mist and the horrible slog up the hill

Slightly damaged 24th Aug 2011  07:24  by g4wsb

Gridref: NG 25368 61469   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Damage only bracket removed no cap


Damaged 15th May 2008  12:11  by arranc

Gridref: NG 25300 61500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

flush bracket removed by vandals, weakening the column. ?builders of new mast close by.

Damaged 15th May 2008  00:00  by Sprog

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

Damaged 25th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

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

FB and top cap gone, perhaps removed when mast built? S9359 according to OS. Grey view, back to the car just before a heavy shower arrived. Simple albeit boggy path along ridge from SSE. Last trig of the day.

Damaged 4th Apr 2007  08:07  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NG 25361 61463   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

FB and spider cap gone as previously recorded. Otherwise sound. In six straight days on Skye, this was the only wet morning.

S9359 Ben Geary 040407

Damaged 27th Jun 2006  16:04  by grianaig

Gridref: NG 25360 61462   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Easy to reach with good views to the Western Isles and Trotternish - but damaged, and the summit spoilt by an untidy radio mast.

Where the flush bracket isn't
Where the cap isn't

Damaged 20th Aug 2005  12:00  by iainmac

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

Someone with too much time on their hands has chiselled out the fb.

Good condition 11th Jul 2002  14:47  by fasgadh

FB Number: S9359  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Quicky marilyn, a boggy walk up behind the school. It was even boggyier as a mobile mast had just gone up and the constructrion vehicles had made a mess.

Not Logged 30th Aug 2000  13:56  by Chalky

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

Not Logged 12th Jun 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - disappointing hill, transmitter @ summit; Waternish peninsula a fine area

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