“I have never seen a rock so adapted for clambering” Professor Forbes SMC Journal

We reckon Prof Forbes really knew what he was talking about! Scrambling in the Cuillins is the best in the UK, from classic routes to hidden gems we have it all here.

Our Cuillin days out are flexible, we tailor routes to suit your fitness, objectives and of course the weather. If you're new to scrambling there are plenty of amazing introductory routes to tickle your fancy. If you're a more experienced mountaineer, we are delighted to guide you on some of the lesser known paths.

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What you need to know

  • Ability: Moderate to excellent fitness and a willingness to deal with being near big drops.
  • Kit: You will need normal hill walking kit. We have boots, helmets and harnesses available to borrow.
  • Location: This will be chosen on the basis of weather and what you want to get out of your day
  • Price: £210 for one person per day add £32 for each extra person. Discounts available for 3 days or more

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2020 Courses

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!

4th- 8th June- CLASSIC CUILLIN SCRAMBLES This is a course for adventure lovers, we will aim to take on the best scrambling the Cuillin has to offer and some lesser known routes too, all adjusted to your ability. We’ll teach you about all aspects of mountaineering , ideal if you want to become more independent in the hills.

Includes 4 days of scrambling on the Cuillin ridge, 5 nights accommodation.

Course outline

Day 1 - A day for lovers of short walks, after introductions and some planning we will pick a route that involves the most scrambling and the least walking possible!

Day 2- A day to get technical, ideally take Collies route onto the Cioch, this is the best lunch spot on Skye and will involve some intricate ropework in amazing surroundings.

Day 3- Get ridgey with it! We’ll go find a lovely exposed section of the ridge. Classic sections can include An Doras to Bruach Na Frithe.

Day 4- Finish with a classic, we’ll aim to do a bigger route, something like the Dubh slabs. Putting all our skills together and end on a high note. Routes and days can be changeable to suit the weather and your ability.

£700 per person. Ratio: 2 clients to 1 instructor.