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TITLE
A Misty Day in Skye'. The Cioch Pinnacle, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2601
PLACENAME
Cioch
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34502
KEYWORDS
mountains
Skye
Cioch
Sgurr Sgumain
Coire Lagan
A Misty Day in Skye'. The Cioch Pinnacle, Skye

In the early days of climbing on Skye, this amazing pinnacle was only surmised to exist. In 1899, the great mountaineer Dr Norman Collie had noticed a shadow across a great slab, but with the deception of the light and the direction of the sun, it was very difficult to pick it out from the surrounding rock. Collie only managed to get time five years later to confirm his suspicions, and in 1906 climbed the Cioch. Situated on the lower spur of Sgurr Sgumain 3106ft (974m), it takes skill to find the route, with enormous boulders to be negotiated before, hidden on the cliff face, one sees the Cioch. The view on a clear day from this vantage point is quite spectacular, high above Coire Lagan, Glen Brittle and beyond

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A Misty Day in Skye'. The Cioch Pinnacle, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1910s; 1920s

mountains; Skye; Cioch; Sgurr Sgumain; Coire Lagan

Highland Libraries

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In the early days of climbing on Skye, this amazing pinnacle was only surmised to exist. In 1899, the great mountaineer Dr Norman Collie had noticed a shadow across a great slab, but with the deception of the light and the direction of the sun, it was very difficult to pick it out from the surrounding rock. Collie only managed to get time five years later to confirm his suspicions, and in 1906 climbed the Cioch. Situated on the lower spur of Sgurr Sgumain 3106ft (974m), it takes skill to find the route, with enormous boulders to be negotiated before, hidden on the cliff face, one sees the Cioch. The view on a clear day from this vantage point is quite spectacular, high above Coire Lagan, Glen Brittle and beyond