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TITLE
Blaven from Sgurr-nan-Gillean
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2542
PLACENAME
Strath
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34448
KEYWORDS
James Forbes
Duncan MacIntyre
climbing
Blaven from Sgurr-nan-Gillean

Blaven or Blà Bheinn, the only Munro outwith the main Cuillin ridge, stands here in rugged isolation, a bare rocky mountain with little sign of life other than possibly an adventurous sheep. The view shown here is visible after the arduous climb to the top of Sgurr nan Gillean. The route up Sgurr nan Gillean was first climbed by Professor James Forbes and local forester Duncan MacIntyre in July 1836. Prior to this Sgurr nan Gillean was considered inaccessible. The route they took and since followed by thousands of climbers is known as the Tourist Route. Don't be fooled! Blà Bheinn, though not far from the same height as Sgurr nan Gillean is a much less demanding climb. Loch Slapin is visible in the distance

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Blaven from Sgurr-nan-Gillean

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

James Forbes; Duncan MacIntyre; climbing

Highland Libraries

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Blaven or Blà Bheinn, the only Munro outwith the main Cuillin ridge, stands here in rugged isolation, a bare rocky mountain with little sign of life other than possibly an adventurous sheep. The view shown here is visible after the arduous climb to the top of Sgurr nan Gillean. The route up Sgurr nan Gillean was first climbed by Professor James Forbes and local forester Duncan MacIntyre in July 1836. Prior to this Sgurr nan Gillean was considered inaccessible. The route they took and since followed by thousands of climbers is known as the Tourist Route. Don't be fooled! Blà Bheinn, though not far from the same height as Sgurr nan Gillean is a much less demanding climb. Loch Slapin is visible in the distance