Sgùrr nan Gillean
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Sgùrr 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.
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 Sgùrr Beag provides an easier alternative for walkers who decide to omit Sgùrr nan Gillean.
Buses from Portree, Broadford and Kyleakin - get off at Sligachan Hotel.
Lay-by at Sligachan on the Dunvegan road.
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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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