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TITLE
The Hotel and Sgurr Nan Gillean, Sligachan, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2556
PLACENAME
Sligachan, Sconser
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34461
KEYWORDS
mountains
climbing
hotel
The Hotel and Sgurr Nan Gillean, Sligachan, Skye

The Black Cuillin Ridge is silhouetted in the background behind Sligachan Hotel. Although the hotel is about an hour's trek from the hills, it was a popular centre for the wealthy climbing fraternity who travelled from the south seeking a challenge, in their nailed boots and tweed jackets, but who also expected a comfortable bed and good dinner after their day on the mountains. Sgurr nan Gillean, the cone shaped peak on the left, was first successfully tackled by J.D. Forbes in 1836, and other peaks thought of as impossible climbs were gradually attempted and conquered. Queues now form below the popular formations such as the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Baistair Tooth

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The Hotel and Sgurr Nan Gillean, Sligachan, Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1920s; 1930s

mountains; climbing; hotel

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

The Black Cuillin Ridge is silhouetted in the background behind Sligachan Hotel. Although the hotel is about an hour's trek from the hills, it was a popular centre for the wealthy climbing fraternity who travelled from the south seeking a challenge, in their nailed boots and tweed jackets, but who also expected a comfortable bed and good dinner after their day on the mountains. Sgurr nan Gillean, the cone shaped peak on the left, was first successfully tackled by J.D. Forbes in 1836, and other peaks thought of as impossible climbs were gradually attempted and conquered. Queues now form below the popular formations such as the Inaccessible Pinnacle and Baistair Tooth