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TITLE
Sgurr nan Gillean, from Sligachan
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2537
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34443
KEYWORDS
mountains
climbing
Sgurr nan Gillean
Forbes
MacIntyre
Cuillin
Sligachan
Sgurr nan Gillean, from Sligachan

Sgurr nan Gillean, with Am Basteir, centre, and Sgurr a' Bhasteir, right, on a beautiful day, are almost mirrored 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 skyline from this angle. Long considered impossible to climb, 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 travellers must beware for 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

1940s

mountains; climbing; Sgurr nan Gillean; Forbes; MacIntyre; Cuillin; Sligachan

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Sgurr nan Gillean, with Am Basteir, centre, and Sgurr a' Bhasteir, right, on a beautiful day, are almost mirrored 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 skyline from this angle. Long considered impossible to climb, 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 travellers must beware for in the final stages to the summit, care and a certain nerve are required for the exposed scramble.