Sgurr Nan Gillean

Elevation (feet): 3,162
Elevation (meters): 964
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 57.2492
Longitude: -6.19427
Difficulty: Scramble
Year first climbed: 1836
First successful climber(s): Duncan McIntyre and Prof James Forbes
Nearest major airport: Glasgow
Convenient Center: Portree / Broadford

Thanks to Sky for adding this peak.

Peak of the lads. Easy way up is a scramble.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Sgurr Nan Gillean.

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  • Log #15459 - by Graham Heaton on Nov 03, 2004
    I am not suprised people are very wary about going on to summit this peak!!! I have read several guide books and they all make out it is a grade 3 scramble and very very narrow and exposed at the...
  • Log #15460 - by Francis Laleman on Dec 24, 2001
    My first time up this Scrambler's Haven was on a hot 'n sunny day in the summer of 1995. The bogs at the foot were hot and steamy and contained a symphony of midges. Indeed, this is one of the best...
  • Log #15461 - by MMag. phil. Bernhard Fleisch on Dec 27, 2000
    I climbed this nice peak all alone. The top was engulfed with fog, so I had 2 failed attempts before finding the right route to the top.
  • Log #15462 - by Chris Bullard on Dec 05, 2000
    Good scramble - the best I've done in the British Isles. My son Robert climbed it with me. He was 13 at the time. The top is very small with drops all around and you see the main Cuillin Ridge...