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Skye Cuillins guiding

Skye Cuillin Guides

Richard has been guiding on Skye for over fifteen years and has guided around a hundred successful ridge traverses!

These are the most demanding and stunning mountains in the UK. We specialise in skye ridge guiding, skye ridge traverses and guiding, climbing and scrambling on Skye. We run many skye cuillin traverses every year. Courses and traverses are on request and we are flexible and can accommodate one day traverses or whole week courses.

Our standard skye cuillin traverses meet the evening before and then its two long days, with a bivi on the ridge. No need to carry lots as we have a stash of cooking and camping gear on the ridge. The price includes flexibility with the weather and we pencil in a four day slot and take the best two days weather wise. If you want greater flexibility we can accommodate that also.

During the traverse we will climb the classics such as TD gap / Kings Chimney and Naismiths route, weather permitting. We believe that including these iconic routes are what makes the ridge what it is. If clients would prefer to bypass these sections that's fine as well.

We also do week long courses taking in classics such as Blaven - Clach Glas and Pinnacle Ridge. These are a more leisurely way to take in the Skye cuillin munro's with some great scrambling along the way.

And, for the really fit and adventurous we can do one day Skye cuillin traverses!

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Skye Cuillin Ridge traverse costs

A two day traverse of the ridge, meeting the evening before. The price includes a four day weather window for flexibility. The cost is dependant on the ratio of guide to client.

1 person £720

2 people £800

3 people £900


Skye Munro's

An alternative way to complete the Skye munro's is to do them over four or five days. This way is better for hill walkers and mountaineers with not so much climbing or scrambling experience. It is also easier to complete as it is less dependant on the weather. It also allows us to take in great routes like Pinnacle Ridge, or Clach Glas - Bla Bheinn.

Contact us for a price and more details on this slightly more leisurely way to achieve all the Skye Munro's.


Skye rock climbing courses

A five day rock climbing course. From mountain routes on the cullin to fantastic sea cliff climbing. Skye is a wonderful place to climb. Mainly guiding in the VS - E1 range with the opportunity to lead. Cost £600 per person.



"Many thanks Richard for such a fantastic week-end! Your route finding and guidance was invaluable. We seem to be unanimous in our view that this was our best weekend of UK climbing ever. Looking forward to the next trip!"

" Richard - thanks again for a memorable couple of days - we all agreed this was the best 2 days we've ever spent in the mountains in the UK."

"We reflected afterwards how well you'd kept your cool. When planning the trip,there had been some deliberation in the group as to whether we needed a guide but, in the event, we were all unanimous in saying how much your experience and personality enhanced the trip. Had you not been there, the decisions of where best to let some-one leave the group would have become a lot more onerous. The route finding would have taken a lot longer and the stress levels would undoubtably have been higher. As it was we had a really enjoyable couple of days and no small feeling of achievement. To anyone reading this Blog, we would wholehearted recommend Richard"


A word of caution!

There are many 'guides' that operate on the Skye Cuillin ridge. Not all hold the appropriatte uk qualification for guiding on such terrain. Check that whoever you book with has insurance for scrambling and climbing and also has the appropriatte qualifications or experience. As the technical sections of the ridge require the use of ropes to safeguard a party, it is wise to ensure that if you use a guide or instructor, that they are qualified, experienced and insured! (The minimum appropriatte recognised UK based qualification for the technical sections of the cullins is the MIA award.) If you want advice drop us a line.

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