The Isle of Skye with its Cuillin Ridge is a classic mountaineering challenge in the UK. Experience the Cuillin Ridge with our experienced mountain guides. The Black Cuillin of Skye offer a unique experience of scrambling and climbing, with the Cuillin Ridge Traverse being one of the most prized and sought-after. Skye’s Cuillin Ridge is the Holy Grail of British scrambling. Mike Lates, who has been a mountain guide on Skye since and completed.

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The best way to train and prepare for the ridge is to do some of the individual classics spread around the Cuillin. For those into ghide more cuiolin type rideg activity running the ridge offers an awesome challenge to test both running fitness and climbing skills. Publications News posts Accommodation Route Database.

The shop is always open and has a fantastic collection of cold drinks and ice creams. I have seen just as many people fail through wall-to-wall sunshine as I have from rain and wind. Harsh decisions often have to be made if this criteria is ignored. The technical standard of the climbing on the ridge is never more than Very Difficultbut since most of the ridge is sustained and exposed scrambling with extensive sections of Moderate and Difficult climbing, it is certainly wise to be able to lead Severe so that most parts of the ridge can then be comfortably soloed.


It includes photographs from ghide UKC user gallery. Carry on down the gully being very careful to pop out below the SW face and then traverse round to Bealach Coir an lochain and so back to the ridge.

Cuillin Ridge Traverse – Skye Guides

This allows time for training, assessment guidf, most significantly, a suitable weather window. To save your fingertips on the sharp Cuillin gabbro, purchase a cheap pair of canvas gardening gloves as this will save you hours of either didge up or blowing on your fingers in the evening.

We’ll supply helmet, harness and any other climbing gear, but you are welcome to bring your own. You’ll need your general hiking gear appropriate to the conditions and time of year. You need to prepare body and mind for complete and utter full body exhaustion.

The Ridge Traverse is our speciality at Skye Guides but it should not be your first ambition in the Cuillin unless you are a highly competent mountaineer. For larger groups yuide arrangements can be made.

The party in the foreground are on the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. Choose clear weather and go light, or you may be put off forever! We’ll cuuillin you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish, Read More Accept.

Below, I’ve explained the route north to south.

Other party members can then be used to enhance the chances of success for these while enjoying a more suitable day themselves. Proper preparation prevents p Bivouac overnight on the ridge under vast skies with no ‘light pollution’. Climbs 9 — Rocktype Gabbro — Altitude m — Faces?


How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge

The 3-day booking is the minimum time commitment we request clients to make and is only for clients vetted as suitably fit and experienced. Twelve Munros are packed into its length with the Inaccessible Pinnacle being the toughest of all the Scottish Munros.

The first choice you have to make is are you going to do ridgw in one day or as a two-day exped? Firstly you have a less strenuous start and secondly you can abseil many of the technical sections. Batter over the ‘In Pin’ I prefer to go up the east ridge and then abseil down the steep west side and then around to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, dumping your kit at the start of ‘Hart’s Ledge 2 guidf.

Sligachan Hotelperfect for the Sgurr nan Gillean day.

Skye Cuillin Ridge Guide | Cuillin Ridge traverses and Munros.

In ignorance I commenced the route with a friend but he was 48 and burnt out by Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. Christmas and New Year guied. From how to train and prepare to ridge tactics, top tips and a suggested kit list, this article will help you make the traverse in one piece. Other accommodation can be found at Visit Scotland.

The bare essentials for a bivvy!