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TITLE
Sligachan Burn looking to Sgurr nan Gillean, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2530
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34436
KEYWORDS
mountains
climbing
Sgurr nan Gillean
Cuillin
Sligachan
Sligachan Burn looking to Sgurr nan Gillean, Isle of Skye

Even with the cloud almost obscuring the peaks of Sgurr nan Gillean ridge, there is no diminishing the size and scale of these hills. This photograph is taken from just above where the River Sligachan empties into the loch of the same name. Sgurr nan Gillean dominates the skyline with its distinctive conical shape. At 964m (3165 ft) it is one of the highest Munros in the Cuillin range. The peak was considered impossible to climb until July 1836, when Professor James Forbes convinced local forester Duncan MacIntyre to guide him to the summit

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Sligachan Burn looking to Sgurr nan Gillean, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1940s

mountains; climbing; Sgurr nan Gillean; Cuillin; Sligachan

Highland Libraries

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Even with the cloud almost obscuring the peaks of Sgurr nan Gillean ridge, there is no diminishing the size and scale of these hills. This photograph is taken from just above where the River Sligachan empties into the loch of the same name. Sgurr nan Gillean dominates the skyline with its distinctive conical shape. At 964m (3165 ft) it is one of the highest Munros in the Cuillin range. The peak was considered impossible to climb until July 1836, when Professor James Forbes convinced local forester Duncan MacIntyre to guide him to the summit