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4. The Cuillin Mountains, Skye

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The Cuillin Mountains, Isle of Skye

For many, the Cuillin, whose sharp snowcapped peaks rise from the flatness of the surrounding terrain, are the main reason for a visit to Skye. On clear days they are the dominating feature of the island, visible from every peninsula.
 
There are three approaches to the Cuillin: from the south, by foot or by boat from Elgol; from the Sligachan Hotel to the north; or from Glen Brittle to the west of the mountains. Glen Sligachan is one of the most popular routes, dividing the round topped Red Cuillin to the east from the dark and jagged Black Cuillin.
 
These mountains are to be taken seriously, and many routes through the Cuillin are for experienced climbers only. 
 
Skye Mountain Guides
Skye Mountain Guides offer private guiding and climbing instruction for individuals and groups throughout the year on the Isle of Skye and in Scotland.
 
Hugh Evans
Hugh Evans is a mountaineering instructor with over 20 years guiding and instructing experience. He has climbed extensively in Britain and abroad.

With a guide you have someone who is experienced and has local knowledge of the Cuillin and who can guide you safely on the mountains. There is no need to worry about difficult route finding, which is typical of Skye, or technical problems. With a guide, you can be sure of a safe day on the hills.

Hugh Evans Mountain Guide Address:
Hugh Evans
4D Wentworth street
Portree
Isle of Skye
IV51 9EJ
Scotland, UK

OS Landranger Maps, sheets 23 & 32

Opening Times:
Contact Hugh Evans to arrange times and dates.

Admission:
Contact Hugh Evans with regard to fees.

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