“The summits are of bare and naked rock….tossed into a state of chaos which is quite inconceivable, and can only be adequately measured by its deadly effect on shoe leather” W Brown SMC Journal 1890's

The Cuillin ridge traverse is simply the best mountaineering route for shredding your footwear in the country! Its an amazing challenge for lovers of narrow ridges, massive exposure and exciting climbs.

You'll need a good combination of fitness and scrambling ability to complete two demanding days and an overnight bivouac on the ridge. We work with folk over a minimum of 3 days through the process of a traverse attempt, single day attempts are possible for the extremely fit though only when the conditions are perfect.

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What you need to know

  • Ability: Excellent fitness, outdoor rock climbing experience and the more previous scrambling experience the better!
  • Kit: You will need the usual hill walking kit. We have boots, helmets, harnesses and bivi gear available to borrow.
  • Location: The Cuillin ridge
  • Price: £210 for one person per day add £32 for each extra person. £50 per person for the overnight-minimum booking is 3 days

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Courses 2020

This year we are delighted to be running some adventure weeks that include accommodation at the Lodge on the Loch. A unique Scottish holiday retreat situated on the shores of Loch Sligachan. This beautifully designed bunkhouse sleeps 8 in 2 rooms with cosy bunks and boasts uninterrupted views of the Loch looking out over to Braes and Rassay. 

Prices include accommodation and guiding, extra £12 per person per night for a delicious home cooked and hearty meal from Morag the bunkhouse owner!

7th - 11th May- CUILLIN TRAVERSE WEEK This is the most demanding mountaineering route in the U.K! It’s an amazing challenge for lovers of narrow ridges, massive exposure and exciting climbs. You'll need a good combination of fitness and scrambling ability to complete two demanding days and an overnight bivouac on the ridge. If you’re keen for this course please get in touch with us for a chat. Includes 5 nights accommodation and 4 days of guiding.

Course outline

Day 1- Ridge shake out, get onto the ridge and do some scrambling, possibly stash some treats.

Day 2- Climbing skills and kit prep day, abseiling and rock climbing at a local sea cliff followed by packing kit for your traverse attempt.

Day 3- Set off by boat from Elgol to start the traverse and finish the day sitting high above the corries at our secluded bivvy spot.

Day 4 - Finish on a triumphant note on the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean, make your way back down to Sligachan for a well earned refreshment.

£800 per person. Ratio: 2 clients to 1 instructor.