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Glamaig is the highest of the Red Hills, a great cone of scree whose ascent is unforgiving, and the scene of the famously punishing hill-race. It is one of the best viewpoints on Skye.
Region: Isle of Skye
Altitude: 775 metres
Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
The direct ascent from Sligachan - as used by those taking part in the hill race - is a nightmare of steep scree. The horseshoe route above is popular, but the best ascent of Glamaig on its own is up the northeast nose to An Coileach from 400m south on the A87 from the junction with the Moll Road.