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TITLE
Sligachan and Sgurr-na-Gillean, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2555
PLACENAME
Sligachan, Sconser
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1900s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34460
KEYWORDS
mountain
hotel
climbing
Sligachan and Sgurr-na-Gillean, Skye

Sligachan Inn sits starkly in the treeless landscape, in an early image of the hotel which was a mecca for well-off climbers since the mid-19th century. The sharply pointed summit of Sgurr nan Gillean was first conquered in July 1836 by Professor J.D. Forbes, by what is now called the "Tourist Route", but at the time was thought of as an impossible climb. Although at 965m (3166ft) Sgurr nan Gillean is not the highest peak in the Cuillin, it is regarded as one of the finest on the Black Cuillin ridge

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Sligachan and Sgurr-na-Gillean, Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1900s

mountain; hotel; climbing

Highland Libraries

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Sligachan Inn sits starkly in the treeless landscape, in an early image of the hotel which was a mecca for well-off climbers since the mid-19th century. The sharply pointed summit of Sgurr nan Gillean was first conquered in July 1836 by Professor J.D. Forbes, by what is now called the "Tourist Route", but at the time was thought of as an impossible climb. Although at 965m (3166ft) Sgurr nan Gillean is not the highest peak in the Cuillin, it is regarded as one of the finest on the Black Cuillin ridge