Hills: Sgurr Alasdair
Date: Thursday 5th June 2008
Company: Myself, Colin and Malcolm
Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Parked just outside Glenbrittle car park and set off along the track which starts behind the campsite toilets. After just over 0.5km we took the left-fork of the path, heading towards Coire Lagan.
Looking up into Coire Lagan from path:
We followed this easy path up into Coire Lagan.
View of Great Stone Chute from Coire Lagan:
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich from Coire Lagan:
Loch Coire Lagan:
After a quick stop, to put on helmets, we started the gruelling ascent of the Great Stone Chute.
Myself starting ascent of Great Stone Chute:
Myself ascending Great Stone Chute:
Relieved to see the top of the Great Stone Chute:
Myself and Colin near top of Great Stone Chute:
On reaching the top of the Great Stone Chute we stopped for around 15 minutes where we had to put on midge nets. We then set off up the short South-East ridge scramble to the summit (Grade 2). There is one relatively exposed bit during the ascent where some may wish to straddle the ridge.
Ascent of Sgurr Alasdair from top of Great Stone Chute:
We stayed at the summit just long enough to get a few photos and to see the summit squirrel before returning to the top of the Great Stone Chute. Who on earth took a squirrel up Sgurr Alasdair and why?
Myself and Colin at summit of Sgurr Alasdair:
View down to Loch Coir’a’ Ghrunda from top of Great Stone Chute:
The descent down the chute was much quicker than the ascent (need to take care in upper section as there is very little scree left).
Had another break in Coire Lagan before returning back out to the car.