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Climbing - - FACES -

This sculp­tured fis­sure soars up through a wall of golden quartz sand­stone splashed with bright­green lichen. As you climb higher, the jagged peaks of the Cuillin Ridge jump out at you from the ocean, a re­minder that Skye is as much about moun­tains as sea cliffs. In­flu­enced heav­ily by the warm­ing phe­nom­e­non of the Gulf Stream, this venue ex­pe­ri­ences an al­most trop­i­cal feel, with land and wa­ter tem­per­a­tures of­ten many de­grees higher than in south­ern Scot­land. So con­cealed is this soli­tary gem that it took un­til 1987 for lo­cal ac­tivist Noel Wil­liams to dis­cover it whilst on a ran­dom boat voy­age.

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