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TITLE
The Cuillins from Sligachan, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2539
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
1949
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34445
KEYWORDS
mountains
Sligachan
Sgurr nan Gillean
tourist route
JD Forbes
MacIntyre
The Cuillins from Sligachan, Skye

Sligachan has long been considered the mountaineering centre of Skye, with many walkers, climbers and tourists making their way into the Cuillin from this access. The ridge rising above Sligachan creates a spectacular backdrop with the steep tapering cone of Sgurr nan Gillean 3165ft (964m) dominating. Although one of the most difficult, Sgurr nan Gillean was one of the first to be climbed. In 1836 local ghillie Duncan MacIntyre and JD Forbes, Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh climbed the southeast ridge which became known as the Tourist Route. Beware, even by this 'easier' route, great care must be taken on this hard, exposed scramble

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The Cuillins from Sligachan, Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1940s

mountains; Sligachan; Sgurr nan Gillean; tourist route; JD Forbes; MacIntyre

Highland Libraries

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Sligachan has long been considered the mountaineering centre of Skye, with many walkers, climbers and tourists making their way into the Cuillin from this access. The ridge rising above Sligachan creates a spectacular backdrop with the steep tapering cone of Sgurr nan Gillean 3165ft (964m) dominating. Although one of the most difficult, Sgurr nan Gillean was one of the first to be climbed. In 1836 local ghillie Duncan MacIntyre and JD Forbes, Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh climbed the southeast ridge which became known as the Tourist Route. Beware, even by this 'easier' route, great care must be taken on this hard, exposed scramble