Name:An Sgurr
Hill number:1296
Height:394m / 1293ft
SMC/RHB Section:17D: Canna, Rhum and Eigg
County/UA:Highland
Island:Eigg
Topographical area:IR02 Eigg-canna
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NM 46321 84700
Summit feature:no feature 25m WNW of trig point
Drop:394m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 39
(1:25k) 397
Observations:ground is c110cm above trig point base (NM 46344 84690)
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 221 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
7 of 7 from glebe barn bunkhouse.robertphillips23/04/2023
As DD & JR, a bit too windy for my liking on the summit. Walked to summit over all the tops of the broad ridge, back via the bypass path on S side.Minto08/04/2023
Walked up from Glebe Barn with Jill & Minto. A fabulous sunny day but windy on the summit.Dangerous Dave08/04/2023
Day trip from Mallaig. Clagged in & lashed it down for about 40 minutes as i neared the summit so no views. Lovely island. On own.MorecambeMonkey12/09/2022
Round trip from Bay of Laig via all the tops of An Sgurr, down to Galmisdale, then back on the road. Cracking walk. No paths to speak of till the main Sgurr one.sclater26/07/2022
On marked path from Galmisdale pier.Winterfloodian31/05/2022
From Galmisdale via Sandmhor, path leads up onto west ridge.Topographer5719/09/2021
Day trip on ferry with summer timetables. Normal path up on a glorious sunny day.N.Morters30/08/2021
Climbed alone during landing as part of wider sailing tripSpudGunn15/08/2021
Having cycled out from the pier to ascend Sgorr an Fharaidh in the clag my gamble paid off with An Sgurr now being clear. A fine path takes you all the way up with fabulous views all the way. if you have the time you could easily spend a day wandering about the crater.Peterb19/07/2021
Running day trip from Mallaig - Mondays give you 5 hours. Round to Grulin then up An Sgurr, down and through the forest to Laig then up Sgorr an Fharaidh before back to the ferry.quadbarrel21/06/2021
Hot day and great walkardmairjohn29/05/2021
MC JC O GS. Day boat from Arisaig seeing Minke whale on route. Simple ascent and descent via usual route. Clear. Great views.Martin6625/08/2019
Tourist path from Galmisdale; on to Sgorr an Fharaidh afterwards.PGCE01/08/2019
With NB, JT from yacht anchored in Poll Nam Partan arrived from Inverie. Nice evening walk after day sailing. Excellent views 360. had to leave when wind dropped and midges found us.Frank14/07/2019
Assent via path then walk off via back ridge to find old village then went to massacre cavecampbell38624/06/2019
Up the tourist track from Galmisdale.Chris Peart06/05/2019
Second visit, after completing the island's Tumps, a wonderful place to finish the dayColin Crawford06/05/2019
Day trip from Mallaig. Up from Galmisdale but very blustery on the summit and a stinging passing shower. On to An Corrach via Loch nam Ban Mora. Tea in the cafe before ferry.NormanW30/07/2018
Superb little hill. Amazing views from the summit. Sat in the sun for an hour and just took it all in. High point is knoll 20 or so metres west of trig.isabelle04/07/2018
Second trip to Eigg. 15 years apart. Was with Jon,Jerry,Tara and Iaintallblond16/05/2018
With Robert and Rod, Lynne, Morna, Susan and Valfergie08/05/2018
Made it hard for ourselves by starting up the wrong path and then having to cross bracken, heather, brambles and bog. Straightforward when we finally found the well used path. What a summit! Incredible views on a stunning morning.Campbell Singer29/04/2018
Great hill. Would have been easier had we not taken the wrong path at start of ascent. Stunning viewpoint.Jemma Singer29/04/2018
Repeat visit to this remarkable summit after Castle Island .chalky195321/08/2017
SoloTopsaswell27/06/2017
Like many people, I walked up this remarkable little mountain on a day trip by boat (from Arisaig). I got to the summit from the pier in 1h 40 min so had plenty of time to appreciate the situation on a fine sunny day with views as far as Mull and Harris. The rock overhangs below the summit and the entire summit ridge is fascinating, yet reached with just one short steep (still easy) section. Red paint spots marked the way.pwheeler09/06/2017
Day trip by ferry from Mallaigprwild29/05/2017
Day trip on MV Shearwater from Arisaig. Trade route up and down on a scorching blue sky day. Stunning little mountain with interesting topography and geology. Café at the pier is also well worth a visit.benalder28426/05/2017
Will have to return and do this on a fine day!jenx29/08/2016
Arrived on 4.30 ferry to lowcloud and rain! Cycled up to highpoint on road and a dash up the hill, spiralling to top. No view which was shame but a good party in the cafe pub by the jetty compensated!nordicstar29/08/2016
heathergarbo110317/08/2015
From Galmisdale then on to Cora-bheinn and fairly direct over rough ground to Laig.summitsup10/09/2014
With mumfionaross9321/06/2014
KJF Main routecrazy19/08/2013
Sweltering day on Eigg, absolutely magical on the top, with views over Rum Cullin and CannaMattM20/07/2013
From Galmisdale on a day trip from Arisaig. Sunny, with a brief heavy shower near the summit. See my blog post for more details: <a href="http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2012/09/a-day-on-isle-of-eigg.html" target="_blank">http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2012/09/a-day-on-isle-of-eigg.html</a>alistairpooler19/09/2012
Monday day trip from Mallaig. Time for both Marilyns with a bike.mae02/07/2012
with all the BOAT '12 people plus Ruby the dog.IanHHill22/05/2012
wonderful hill, curious rock, gorgeous view. FP from 473841 to Sgurr, desc via spruce to Sch RHW20/05/2012
Epic islands week with Sarah. Scorchio. Camped 2 nights at singing sands bay.Colinmac200503/05/2012
RACEdonmeister07/04/2012
ELMAdonmeister06/04/2012
Solo. From the ferry pier at Galmisdale, I walked on tracks and then on the path that goes round the north side of An Sgùrr to the west end and so provides access to the summit. I reached the trig point. Surveying in 2012 showed that the highest point is 25m back from the trig point. I did go over this point. I returned the same way. The cliffs of An Sgùrr are impressively steep; the only easy way to the summit is the route I took from the west. Went to Kildonan for the night.pwbellarby23/07/2011
TMS friendsdavidsbatty08/05/2011
CK SheilaS03/05/2011
Club weekendJamesSDonald30/04/2011
Wonderful views. With PMCJM04/07/2010
From Galmisdale we followed the normal way up this fantastic hill. We had excellent weather and the views of Rhum and the other islands was fantastic One of our best hill days. Worth the rush to the Ferry and sunburnChinnockC31/05/2010
Loch Nevis from Mallaig for 1 1/4 hr. trip. On very WDP to the right before coming up under the prow of the hill. Ravens. Narrow defile with wind whistling through and to uneven pavement looking like a lot of lumpy cement that had dried into a bumpy surface. Lunch in company of 10 others by column 10318 at 13.00. An SMC special and rightly so. Haze at 7 miles. Ardnamurchan lighthouse and Muck in full outline. In spite of talk about the green islanders, didn't see one walking or on a bike - they all had 4WD's!arranc24/05/2010