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TITLE
Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2536
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1950s; 1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34442
KEYWORDS
mountains
Sgurr nan Gillean
Sligachan
climbers
Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan

The snow covered Sgurr nan Gillean, with Am Basteir, centre, and Sgurr a' Bhasteir, right, on a beautiful winters day, is reflected in the loch below. Sligachan has long been the centre of mountaineering on Skye, with a tramp across the moorland pictured here being the gateway to the Cuillin. The unmistakable cone of Sgurr nan Gillean dominates the skyeline from this angle. Long considered unclimbable, the first ascent was made in July 1836, by Professor Duncan Forbes, guided by local forester Duncan MacIntyre. The route they made has since become known as the Tourist Route, but beware. In the final stages to the summit, care and a certain nerve are required for the exposed scramble

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Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan

INVERNESS: Portree

1950s; 1960s

mountains; Sgurr nan Gillean; Sligachan; climbers

Highland Libraries

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The snow covered Sgurr nan Gillean, with Am Basteir, centre, and Sgurr a' Bhasteir, right, on a beautiful winters day, is reflected in the loch below. Sligachan has long been the centre of mountaineering on Skye, with a tramp across the moorland pictured here being the gateway to the Cuillin. The unmistakable cone of Sgurr nan Gillean dominates the skyeline from this angle. Long considered unclimbable, the first ascent was made in July 1836, by Professor Duncan Forbes, guided by local forester Duncan MacIntyre. The route they made has since become known as the Tourist Route, but beware. In the final stages to the summit, care and a certain nerve are required for the exposed scramble