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Name:Sgurr nan Gillean
Hill number:1246
Height:966.1m / 3170ft
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NG 47162 25284
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Col:761m  NG453238  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
(1:25k) 411
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:Col assigned on basis of being 2ft lower than NG458240 on June Parker's map (based on 1965 1:10560)
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 591 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Alison and Ian Tapley. Fine with distant views until at the top then weather approaching so we made our descent without delay. Back to Sligachan before dark, then to GBMH on RC meet.Ellie's Hills02/10/2019
With Graham Uney (guide) and Tom Wells from Sligachan campsitecolinfielding13/07/2019
As part of Pinnacle Ridge.atreides788728/05/2019
ScrambleBen Tindal27/05/2019
Gavin, Jan, TorilNHWC18/05/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195313/05/2019
Ascended SE Ridge, descent by West Ridge. With I.McSkimming & A.GilliesHighland Days02/05/2019
08:00, 5 degrees, north-westerlies, dusting of new snow >2400'cloud clearing from Munros, sunny(!) From Sligachan Inn with John from Skye Adventure via Bealach Bhasteir and west ridge. Strong wind and verglas - glad of rope. On to Am Basteir.Wycombe Wanderer30/03/2019
Led by Jonah the guide with Donald Rob fantastic weather climbed to belach then climbe chimney Toni air y ridge and table top summit descent by rope down chimney .david.walker4008/06/2018
With Jonathan, guided by Paddy.Chris Blake07/06/2018
Fifth ascent, by five different routes, good scramble from Knight's Peakalda24/05/2018
BC Skye meet, with Alan Dow, Janet Sinclair, Lawrie Wilson and Jim Plaice.clashcityrocker20/07/2017
absolutely stunning. Many Thanks to Paddy McGuire.gettingonabit19/06/2017
From Slig in perfect conditions.rhalstead09/06/2017
By tourist route, after Sgurr na h-Uamha and Sgurr Beag.mae204/05/2017
15th Munrolojzi86062131/07/2016
Up from the Slig with GHC. Very warm and sunny. Nae worries.Play2End27/05/2016
Final summit on traverse from Bruach na Frithe. Ascended west ridge without ropes via tooth groove and arete and descended via south-east ridge.quadbarrel13/10/2015
1st of the day with george yeomans, roy, dave and derek ellismn2325/06/2015
With Jamie via the West Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean, then Am Bastier (Bad Step)and Bruach na Frithe. Cloudy and overcast.knarf08/06/2015
With Mark, Steve & guide Jonah from Coire Bhasteir.grimjimm21/07/2014
1st of 3, with Jim. Hired Jonah Jones again to bag the last of the Cuillin. Quite a stuffy day but eventually some excellent scrambling and abseiling to get nan Gillean.bowzi21/07/2014
Day 2 of Cullin Ridge Traverse. Francis Blunt (guide) and Robert Wight (MMC) Misty and occasional drizzle. No views. 11 hour day starting at 0400.alexmaclennan01/06/2014
From Sligachan. With Tim.ChrisR20/05/2014
on traverseMorning20/05/2014
2nd time.PGCE01/10/2013
Week with Mum on Skye. Sgurr nan Gillean via the SE ridge from Sligachan. Very long walk in, big climb to the ridge then Mum's first G3 scramble (bit scary!) Spectacular rock scenery. After first gully, avoid imposing short corner ahead by traversing L and up easier rock. Took in Sgurr Beag on the way back.Mark Jackson12/07/2013
With Matt, Alex, Simon & SarahPDR196602/07/2013
Traverse from Sgurr nan Gillean to Bruach na Frithe with Ruth, Will, DC and Amy. Sunny spells.davidpettit8404/06/2012
Via west ridge. With Mark and Shona on a round of the northern Cuillin from Sligachan. Sunny.alistairpooler02/06/2012
Cuillin Ridge w Bruno YatesMartin Barratt23/05/2012
Epic day up pinnacle ridge - wedding cake on top!jvrussell821/05/2012
squrr nan gillean, am basteir and bruach na frith, from the hotel.robertphillips11/05/2012
Jan and I ascended this peak through Coir' a' Bhasteir passing the impressive gorge. The weather was excellen, although the cloud descended as we sat on the ridge and by the time we returned to the Sligachan Hotel the whole ridge and Coirrie was envelopedJamesey03/05/2012
CK SheilaS26/04/2011
Low cloud, mostly dry but very high wind. Went via south east route which was sheltered from the wind and gives for an interesting scramble and climb. Was going to carry on but wind to high so came down same route.drwroberts15/09/2010
Ascent via the West ridgeMichaelF06/05/2010
neil hutton30/05/2009
Skye long weekend trip EUHWCBronagh17/05/2009
My first Cuillin peak. Up the SE ridge from the Slig. Bit of a slog up to the ridge but no issues otherwise.Jake99423/07/2008
Did with Allan and Katherine Fishwick.jonbowyer25/08/2007
Did with Jon, Richard and Katherine Fishwick.amcculloch25/08/2007
143rd - Allan, Katherine, Jon, from Sligachan Hotel taking path S and scrambling up SE ridge to summit, dry and cool.RGibbs25/08/2007
Munro 206 2007 compleationancient brit16/08/2007
With Steve, RoyFFloss21/06/2007
With JayColinmac200501/06/2007
With Christian Rambling Club. At the summit we watched a pair of eagles rise from valley to above us and glide away.Vanessa Simmons27/05/2007