South east ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom, Europe
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Time Required:
Most of a day
Grade 2 Scramble. Great quality But easy.

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South east ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean
Created On: Apr 23, 2005
Last Edited On: May 15, 2009


Rail from inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. Bus from Glasgow, Fort William Edinburgh, Perth to Portree. And onward from there. I would recommend driving!

Isle of Skye, Black Cuilins & Sgurr nan Gillean

Accomodation. Broadford,Sligachan,Carbost, and Youth hostel in Glen Brittle
You can park at the Carpark by the A863. (485298) Or start at the campsite nearby at the Sligachan Hotel.

Route Description

The route starts as you leave followinh a path south accross the bridge and over moorland towards the mountains northern flank. When the waters of Alt Dearg Beag are met and Nead na -lolaire is to the left take the path left (due south) towards coire Riabhach. Follow the cairns amongst the bolders as the pinnicle ridge looms over you to the right. Keeping this course you will eventualy see and then gain the ridge opening up a great vista.
Looking down the ridge to Sgurr Beag and Harta Corrie you again see some real Skye landscape, then panning round see the ridge in all its glory..........a great place to start.
Looking up the ridge there is only one way to go, pleasurable scrambling on great rock to the summit.

Essential Gear

For this route only,
Good Boots for rough ground and scrambling. May be very wet underfoot on approach.

Map and compass. OS Outdoor Leisure 8 is ok.(can get more detailed maps for the Cuillins)
OS 1;50,000 Sheet 32
Bartholomews 1,100,000 Sheet 54

In winter conditions you will want winter gear. Crampons Axe and a length of rope would be an advantage.

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visentin - Mar 24, 2010 8:44 am - Voted 10/10

nice page

Could you please detach it from the Cuillin page, I created the mountain page for Sgurr nan Gillean and it's now no point to keep it attached to both :)

Thanks !



mountainmanjohn - May 5, 2010 11:12 am - Hasn't voted


Sorry Eric, could you give me a hint as to how to do that, ive lost touch with the way this site works.....john

Ill do it ASAP


visentin - Dec 21, 2010 8:21 am - Voted 10/10


go to "attach/detach", and unclick cuillin range ("none" tickbox). as simple as that ! :)

thanks and best wishes ;)

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South east ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean

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