Sgurr nan Gillean

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Sgurr nan Gillean is perhaps the most famous of the Cuillin peaks - a popular route with a difficult scramble to the summit and fantastic views at all times.

Terrain

The route to the ridge can be difficult to follow in mist. The scramble up the ridge to the summit is difficult and exposed. The nearby peak of Sgurr Beag provides an easier alternative for walkers who decide to omit Sgurr nan Gillean.

Public Transport

Buses from Portree, Broadford and Kyleakin - get off at Sligachan Hotel. Traveline Scotland.

Start

Lay-by at Sligachan on the Dunvegan road. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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