Scrambling on the Cuillin
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Skye Cuillin Ridge

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£250.00 Priced per day for 1 to 2 people. It is recommended to book a minimum of two days for a full traverse.

Complete one of the most sought after ridge traverses in the UK; The Black Cuillin Ridge on Skye, climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle to complete the Munros or climb all the Skye Munros over several days. Book this for any of these activities.

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The Black Cuillin of Skye surrounding Loch Coruisk provide possibly the most dramatic set of mountains to be found anywhere in the UK. The ancient volcanic peaks also have some of the most challenging terrain to be found here, it’s sometimes referred to as an alpine scale ridge.

Climbers near the end of the Cuillin Ridge
Climbers near the end of the Cuillin Ridge

There are 11 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet) on the Skye Cuillin ridge. This includes the Inaccessible Pinnacle; the only Munro where it’s considered the norm to use a rope on ascent and descent. As well as these tops there’s also a lifetime worth of scrambles and climbs amongst the hills. Climbers and mountaineers have been drawn to a complete traverse of the ridge since the sport began and it’s a major lifetime objective for many. If this is one of your goals I can help.

My own traverse experiences started with failure – climbing as a group of five and trying to complete the ridge without enough water or bivi equipment we ended up at the foot of Am Basteir (“The Executioner”) tired, dehydrated and had to back off. Since then I’ve gone on to complete the ridge solo with a time of nine hours, summit to summit, complete with stunning views.

Cuillin Ridge – What I can offer

Terrain on the ridge is complicated with steep exposed ground throughout. Use of a rope to keep safe in the event of slip is the norm for most groups. By booking me you’ll get a qualified professional to guide you over these summits.  Trips I can offer include:

  • Complete ascent of all the Munro’s from the valley (usually over four or five days)
  • Classic Cuillin scrambles such as an ascent of the Cioch
  • Full ridge traverse including an overnight Bivi

The nature of the terrain and the need to use a rope mean that I run course on the Cuillin with a maximum of two clients. This means there’s also plenty of scope for teaching you efficient travel techniques, movement skills and rope-work needed for your own adventures.

I’m happy to discuss this further with you should you be interested in completing the finest ridge in all of the UK.

Accommodation isn’t included in this course.


Additional Information


Waterproof Jacket, Waterproof Trousers, Hat, Gloves, Fleece / Jumper, Sturdy Boots, Rucksack (40l), Food and Drink, Map and Compass, Headtorch, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Mat, Bivi Bag, Harness and Helmet (can be provided if required)


The Cuillin ridge is on Skye, an island of the west coast of Scotland. It’s best approached from Kyle of Lochalsh.


Various – expect an early start on the two days of the traverse.


Various – this is a long and committing route. We’ll aim to be finished by 5pm on the last day of the course for people to journey back.

2 reviews for Skye Cuillin Ridge

  1. 5 out of 5


    Didn’t do the whole ridge with Olly, just the In Pinn and the ridge to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich but what a fantastic day. I would thoroughly recommend Olly. He was very professional, explained everything beforehand and during the day. Always making sure we were OK with what we were doing. From the first minute we met to the end of the day he made our group very relaxed and confident. Has all the correct qualifications as well. Tim, his guiding partner on the day was also excellent and they both take a great photograph! Recommend Olly wholeheartedly.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Our two days on Skye with Ollie were fantastic! We’d planned to do the Cuillin ridge, which got kaiboshed by the weather. Ollie did a superb job or finding us 2 days of amazing scrambling routes that were manageable in the weather and beyond anything we’d done before. An initial sense of disappointment was quickly turned on its head as we had such a brilliant time. Ollie is completely on it in terms of quickly gauging your competence, matching that to routes and providing support to the right level. We spent two days picking his brains and learning so much about the mountains. I’d recommend him to anyone – we’re already planning our next trip up.

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