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Scary sgurr nan gillean

Scary sgurr nan gillean


Postby kathleenebowie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:28 pm

Route description: Sgùrr nan Gillean

Munros included on this walk: Sgùrr nan Gillean

Date walked: 09/07/2018

Time taken: 7 hours

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My first of the Cuillin ridge. On holiday in Plockton first decent day so we decided to tackle sgurr nan Gillian.
Initially easy walk in got steeper and steeper but fine until.up to ridge. Fab views here to the rest of the Cuillin ridge, bla bheinn and red Cuillins. Again this got steeper and Trickier until the top. Calum and Duncan were ahead on the summit but the very exposed top just before the summit was far enough for us old ones due to a big drop and climb to get to top with horribly sheer drops at both sides. So we wre within 1 m height of top. Good enough as I was **** scared. Not helped by Calum seeming to leap about on top!

Got down the steepest but again and relaxed a bit! Had a funny conversation with a Belgian guy who had been walking near us all day.

Once down to river near bottom went for a swim in the pools in the river. Cold but lovely!!
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