Sgurr Alasdair

Sgurr alasdair is the highest summit in the Cuillin Hills. The traverse of the entire ridge from Garbh Bheinn to Sgurr Nan Gillean is a serious undertaking. Much serious scrambling and rock climbing is involved. The range contains all the hardest summits in the British Isles. Views into the huge valley of Coruisk are amazing while the drops and exposure felt while on the ridge arêtes are awesome. Time for total traverse is typically 12-14 hours. Sgurr Alasdair can also be climbed directly from Coire Lagan via the Great Stone Chute.

Elevation (feet): 3,254
Elevation (meters): 992
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 57.2068
Longitude: -6.22393
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Year first climbed: 1860's
First successful climber(s): Dr. Norman Collie
Nearest major airport: Inverness / Glasgow
Convenient Center: Portree / Broadford

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Trip Reports

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  • Log #11341 - by Colin Gregory on May 19, 2001
    Truly awesome experience. Thankfully the mist hid the terrors of the drop beneath me as I scrambled up the final section to the summit. Thanks go to Tom from the Galloping Horse Mountaineering Club,...