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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About the Cuillin Ridge Traverse – Skye Guides

It includes photographs from the UKC user gallery. Then cruise over the Dubhs, find the wee sneaky route that takes a downward traverse around the East side of the Garbh — choire and then up to Sgurr nan Eag the last munro and along to Gars-bheinn the true finish to the ridge. Like many aspects of mountaineering, the Traverse is fundamentally dangerous and our number one priority is to keep all members of the party safe. Previous experience of Cuillin peaks is often best as clients will know the scale of the undertaking.

How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge

You need to do this yourself, as I am not going to drop a full training programme on your lap. Staff Picks Accident in Afghanistan: If you want to discuss an idea please Contact us to talk ideas through. W ater, there has got to be some somewhere? The Skye Cuillin ridge is a mountaineers playground, with so much rock and so much choice you could spend days scrambling or climbing around in the many coires of the Skye Black Cuillin.

Avon Gorge Main Area rockfall The first begins just before the tricky climb out of the TD Gap, traverses Coire Lagan and culminates with an abseil from the Inaccessible Pinnacle. The next day demands a 6am start again, which means the ‘In Pin’ for 7am and no queuing so having the route to yourself.

Park at the forestry car park grid at the north end of Glen Brittle and take the Allt Dearg Mor path to the Sligachan, at the col grid turn right into Fionn choire and follow the burn line to the top of the ridge this will hold water as high as m so an excellent place to restock on water and fill extra bags to save you dropping down again.


Bivvying increases the chances of success for the majority of aspirants if done properly. Hanifa Yousoufi summits Noshaq. You need to prepare body and mind for complete and utter full body exhaustion. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest. We use our vast experience to advise on the best way to make the expedition successful but in some cases an attempt is not justifiable.

If I had read this article in I would not have considered climbing the ridge. Please note, we prefer to take people who have been out with us on previous events! What I mean by this is two fold. Doing the ridge from north to south has a couple of advantages.

When on the traverse, break it down into sections. Forget the rock shoes, it is big boots all the way.

The Cuillin ridge from Sgurr Dubh Mor. Like any marathon-esque mountain route, the Cuillin Ridge requires some serious preparation.

If you fall short of any of these essentials and are just a mere mortal then read the next bit. Route finding can also be challenging and with some sections requiring climbing experience, having a qualified guide who knows the route well is an fuide way to get the most out of the days.

That’s why all of our policies come with: All of our clients are all given a rating on suitability for a Traverse on normal daily outings. A Line Across the We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish, Read More Accept. The technical standard of the climbing on the ridge is never more than Very Difficultbut since most of the ridge is sustained culilin exposed scrambling with extensive sections of Moderate and Difficult climbing, it is certainly wise to be able to lead Severe gidge that most parts of the ridge can then be comfortably soloed.


Please go to My Downloads cuilli download it again. You must still book a 3-day course but any extra any time will be spent climbing. For those into a more demanding type of activity running the ridge offers an awesome challenge to test both running fitness and climbing skills.

Sample four-day itinerary for ideal weather Day 1: All of our guides know the ridge like the back guuide their hand and have spent years working in the area.

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Travel to Elgol and approach by 8am boat. To be successful on a full traverse attempt, previous knowledge is invaluable.

The party in the foreground are on the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.

To give yourself the best chance arrive with several days to play with, so that you can ridgf the best day or days for your traverse attempt. All party members should be of compatible fitness and ability. However, the hourly rate for this product remains considerably lower than on all of our other courses.

Please contact us if you require help with transport. Looking North from the summit of Sgurr Alasdair. The British Mountaineering Council BMC is the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers. Click the link in the sidebar to download the Rockfax Skye Ridge Miniguide.

This is both for their interest and also to give future guides an idea of their ability. Cuillin Ridge Traverse You are rudge Climbs 9 — Rocktype Gabbro — Altitude m — Faces?

Doing the ridge in two days requires the same kit and tactics as if you were attempting a two-day alpine route: Careful rdge has to be given not only to the attempt but also nutrition, rest and the complex logistics of equipment and travel.

An extensive topo guide to the most famous mountaineering expedition in Britain. The Cuillin Ridge Traverse.