Guided Skye Black Cuillin Classic Traverse

The Skye Cuillin Ridge needs no introduction ! The ridge is technically much harder than anything else in Scotland or in the UK. For competent and fit scramblers, the finest way to appreciate the ridge is to traverse it over two days. The gabbro rock is grippy, although some sections are loose and others are well polished. Route finding can also be challenging and with some sections requiring climbing experience, having a qualified guide who knows the route well is an ideal way to get the most out of the days.

At a glance

  • Two days scrambling and climbing while traversing Skye's famed Cuillin ridge.
  • Reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured.
  • Bivouac overnight on the ridge under vast skies with no 'light pollution'.
  • Summit some of the classic peaks on the Cuillin, including the famed 'Inaccessible Pinnacle'.
  • Be safe in the knowledge you're being led by an experienced and qualified guide who knows the Cuillin extremely well.

Dates and enquiry

Solo guiding£630
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Pair guiding£690 (for both)
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Our Skye Cuillin Ridge Traverses take place from April through to October, with the dates of these events being arranged to suit you and the weather.

General info

General info

This 2 day event is a guided rock-scrambling and climbing traverse of the Cuillin Ridge with one of our experienced and qualified guides. All technical gear, including helmet and harness is included in the price. Your guide will know the ridge extremely well and will also be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:2.

Skye's weather is fickle and we prefer to have a few days set aside for a Cuillin Ridge Traverse, in which hopefully there will be a decent two day weather window. Dates are arranged to suit you and the weather.

Outline of trip

Day 1  Southern Cuillin Ridge

Gars-bheinn to Sgurr na Banachdich

Day 2  Northern Cuillin

Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh to Sgurr na h-Uamha

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Trip photos

Happy clients on the Cuillin Ridge !
The Inaccessible Pinnacle
The Inaccessible Pinnacle done !
Sgurr na Gillean and Am Baisteir
On Sgurr nan Gillean
The ridge from Bruach na Frithe

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