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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.
Altitude: 775 metres
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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 and grass up the west ridge (if you can call it a ridge). 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.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Glamaig
There are 1067 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Glamaig. They have contributed 23 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.