Sgurr nan Gillean

Route: Sgùrr nan Gillean

Munros: Sgùrr nan Gillean

Date walked: 17/05/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

My first trip to Skye for about five years was met with some of the worst weather I’ve ever seen on the misty isle, just endless rain and wind for hours and hours, followed by very short periods of fantastic weather that would last for 5mins or so and then would be replaced by howls of wind and yet more rain, just to remind you that your in the North west Highlands, land of sheep farming, midges, and poor O2 network reception. I had planned for a Monday to Friday trip but went home early on Thursday morning, back to the safety of the central belt were the rain falls straight down instead of side ways.
There was only one brief weather window in the monsoon that was sweeping across the north west highlands and that was on Tuesday morning, were I was able to deal with the small matter of Sgurr nan Gillean, a quite magnificent mountain, which as the munro guide book says, has one of the worlds greatest mountains views from the top, just a pity I couldn’t see it.

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Comments: 4

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ìme, Beinn Narnain
Corbetts: The Cobbler
Date walked: 02/05/2011
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Attachment(s) Donalds: King's Seat Hill
Date walked: 23/03/2011
Distance: 5km
Ascent: 648m
Comments: 3
Views: 2724

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Narnain
Corbetts: The Cobbler
Date walked: 28/02/2011
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 1100m
Comments: 3
Views: 4002


Activity: Munro compleatist
Mountain: Sgurr nan Gillean
Place: Moray
Gear: Scarpa Mantas

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Trips: 4
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 1748m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Donalds: 1

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Last visited: Mar 12, 2014
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