“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, but 4 days as outlined below is better.
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: £220 for one person per day add £35 for each extra person. £60 per person for the overnight-minimum booking is 3 days
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.
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.