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Glamaig is the northernmost of the Red Cuillin on the Scottish Isle of Skye. It lies immediately east of Sligachan. It is one of only two Corbetts on Skye.

From many angles the hill resembles a perfect cone of scree, though it is linked to the rest of the Red Hills by way of a bealach, the Bealach na Sgairde (pronounced b'ya-loch na skaar-st'ya), meaning the pass of scree.

In 1889, a Gurkha named Harkabir Tharpa scaled Glamaig in a 37 minutes; his total time for the round trip, starting and finishing at sea level in the bar of the Sligachan Inn was 55 minutes. Modern hill runners competing in an annual race have shaved only a little off his time, and unlike him they do not run barefoot.

a viem from Sligachan Campsite

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