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TITLE
Sgurr Dearg from Sgurr Alasdair
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2552
PLACENAME
Glen Brittle
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Bracadale
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34457
KEYWORDS
mountains
climbing
Sgurr Dearg from Sgurr Alasdair

Sgurr Dearg, the Red Peak,(978m) and its infamous pinnacle a further 8 metres or so higher, was long considered inaccessible. It is recorded as having been conquered by the Pilkington brothers in August 1880, but the local Cuillin guide John Mackenzie probably climbed it before them. Sgurr Alasdair (992m, 3255 ft.) is named after Sheriff Alexander Nicolson who made the first ascent in 1873. The highest peak in the Cuillin, Sgurr Alasdair provides stunning views of the rest of the Cuillin as well as out to sea to the south and west, with the Inner and Outer Hebrides visible on a clear day

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Sgurr Dearg from Sgurr Alasdair

INVERNESS: Bracadale

1910s; 1920s

mountains; climbing

Highland Libraries

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Sgurr Dearg, the Red Peak,(978m) and its infamous pinnacle a further 8 metres or so higher, was long considered inaccessible. It is recorded as having been conquered by the Pilkington brothers in August 1880, but the local Cuillin guide John Mackenzie probably climbed it before them. Sgurr Alasdair (992m, 3255 ft.) is named after Sheriff Alexander Nicolson who made the first ascent in 1873. The highest peak in the Cuillin, Sgurr Alasdair provides stunning views of the rest of the Cuillin as well as out to sea to the south and west, with the Inner and Outer Hebrides visible on a clear day