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Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe

One of the Five Sisters of Kintail, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe is located on the National Trust for Scotland property of Kintail Forest, east of Glen Shiel and within the district of Skye and Lochalsh in Highland Council. The sides from the ridge steeply fall rapidly down, with the average angle of descent being around 30 degrees. The south face of this peak is in fact one of the steepest in Scotland, rising 1000m (3280 feet) in a horizontal distance of a mile (1.5 km), its summit reaching a height of 1027m (3369 feet). Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe originates from Gaelic and means "peak of the black chest".


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