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TITLE
Sgurr na Gillean from Sligachan
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2533
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34439
KEYWORDS
mountains
climbing
Sgurr na Gillean from Sligachan

This early photograph shows the gullies below Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Baisteir still holding the last of the spring snow. Many a walker and climber have begun their trek to the ridge and on into the Cuillin, from this vantage point. The distinctive cone of Sgurr nan Gillean rises high above the burn at the starting point for walking, and with each step across the bare moorland, the true grandeur of the hill rising from a broad base, becomes apparent. For years Sgurr nan Gillean was considered impossible to climb until in July 1836 when Professor James Forbes, with local forester Duncan MacIntyre, made it to the summit

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Sgurr na Gillean from Sligachan

INVERNESS: Portree

1910s

mountains; climbing;

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This early photograph shows the gullies below Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Baisteir still holding the last of the spring snow. Many a walker and climber have begun their trek to the ridge and on into the Cuillin, from this vantage point. The distinctive cone of Sgurr nan Gillean rises high above the burn at the starting point for walking, and with each step across the bare moorland, the true grandeur of the hill rising from a broad base, becomes apparent. For years Sgurr nan Gillean was considered impossible to climb until in July 1836 when Professor James Forbes, with local forester Duncan MacIntyre, made it to the summit