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The Cuillin are a range of rocky mountains located on the Isle of Skye, The true Cuillin is also known as the Black Cuillin these are the main ridge and are so called to distinguish them from the Red Cuillin across Glen Sligachan, The Red Cuillin hills are lower and, being less rocky and have fewer scrambles or climbs, some of these impressive hills have peaks over 3.000 ft, The average traverse is likely to take 15–20 hours from sea level at Glenbrittle. The Cuillin's have been a mecca for climbers, scramblers and walkers for over 150 years.
The tourist and professional climbers who here, come to enjoy the challenges and scenery of the only truly alpine environment in Britain. These are remnants of a once great volcano, there are a chain of some 36 peaks along a narrow 12 km ridge. The mountains have rocky peaks rising straight out of the sea with little vegetation above 300 meters, above this height, to climb these involves following trails through boulders, screes, slabs and narrow ridges to most peaks.
The view from any one top is impressive and ore inspiring, these group of mountains that contain around 20 Munro s between them and are mountains to be taken seriously in every stage of this area it is advised to hire a guide as the weather around the Cuillin's can without warning suddenly attract mist and change dramatically. There are plenty of accommodation to suite every pocket in the surrounding area from hotels to Bed and Breakfast.