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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We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish, Ridg More Accept. This allows time for training, assessment and, most significantly, a suitable weather window. Even Bonnie Prince Charlie and his escorts would have walked in the shadow of the Cuillin, floundering through the bogs heading for Elgol to get a boat to the mainland and eventually France! In ignorance I commenced the route with a friend but he was 48 and burnt out by Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.

Scrambling is often regarded as less serious than ‘proper’ climbing. 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 taping ciullin or blowing on your fingers in the evening.

This website uses cookies to cuillim your experience. It is essential that you have the skill and knowledge to construct sounds belays, be able to lead climb whilst placing sound runners and have the ability to abseil and retrieve the rope.

About the Cuillin Ridge Traverse – Skye Guides

Sun shone all day and I arrived for several beers in the Sligachen at about hrs. Twelve Munros are packed into its length with the Inaccessible Pinnacle being the toughest of all the Scottish Munros. Hanifa Yousoufi summits Noshaq. On 4-day courses a day of assessment to work out who is suitable for making an attempt is needed. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest. Don’t worry I’m not going to suggest you carry a tent and hang frying pans from your rucksack.

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It all evens out in the end! For this reason we vet all potential gudie who enquire. Like this comment 4 Report abuse. Carrying a giant rucksack will affect your balance and slow you down. Click the link in the sidebar to download the Rockfax Skye Ridge Miniguide.

He holds the Mountain Guids Certificate and is an extremely experienced climber, mountaineer and hill walker. You need to prepare body and mind for complete and utter full body exhaustion. If possible do an equipment drop the day before your attempt.

Sligachan Campsitea bit rough and ready, but close to Sligachan Hotel. Years of experience We’ve been insuring adventurers like you for over 30 years. Bivvying increases the chances of success for the majority of aspirants if done properly.

Beyond here, any route onto Am Basteir involves breaking through an undercut wall and a treacherously slabby descent before a final victorious climb to the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean. You need to opt-in to receive communications from us.

See suitability and vetting paragraph below. If you have ever taken part in any kind of marathon or endurance event then you’re well on your way to understanding what to expect. Carry on down the gully being very careful to pop out below the SW face and then giude round to Bealach Coir an lochain and so back to the ridge.


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The only exception to this is if you are incredibly fit and booking on a 1: This article was originally published inbut has been revamped for Are you ready for the challenge? Doing the ridge in two days requires the same kit and tactics as if you were attempting a two-day alpine route: From how to train and prepare to ridge guuide, top tips and a suggested kit list, this article will help you make the traverse in one piece.

A fantastic day out with a bivi on Gars Bheinon which we left at More information Visit the Glenmore Lodge Ucillin. Reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured. Stash water and bivvy gear.

Guided Skye Black Cuillin Classic Traverse

There are a range of courses, guids, workshops and training opportunities that the Huide organises to bring the best value possible to its members. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions. Detailed maps and descriptions covering every section of the ridge plus all the necessary An overnight bivouac is normally required, so more than 30 hours are usually spent in the mountains.