It's All About Location
Skye's got the lot; hills, mountains, rivers, lochs, sea.
Skye's Black Cuillin is the closest the UK has to the alps. A range of mountains forming an iconic ridge line rising out of the sea and finishing above the Sligachan, venue for the festival.
The Inaccessible Pinnacle.
The In. Pinnis probably the most well known summit. It is a Munro and sought after by many hill walkers who often hire guides to take them into the realm of the climber. It's ascent involves a 65m climb then an abseil from the summit.
Skye has a stunning coastline and the most famous view point to the Cuillin is from the village of Elgol. Nearby sea cliffs provide rock climbing, whilst sea kayakers are often seen departing for explorations of the sea lochs.
Loch Sligachan, a short walk from the hotel.
The view from Sligachan towards the old bridge and the Red Cuillin.
Understandably, the Sligachan Hotel has long ties with rock climbers and mountaineers. Victorian climbers visited frequently and the local John MacKenzie is credited with being the first mountain guide in the UK.