Skye Cuillin, Black Cuillin

Skye Cuillin

The Black Cuillin on Skye is one of the UK's most challenging and beautiful mountain areas. Most peaks on the main ridge line are hard fought due to the roughness of the terrain and weather, they require more mountaineering skills, guidance and a head for dealing with exposure. 

A full Cuillin Traverse is probably "the" best mountaineering excursion in the UK. 22KM, 11 Munros, various tops and the feel of running a marathon over 2 days. A mountain bivvy at half way adds to the experience.


The Cuillin Munros can also be "ticked" off in small day excursions from the valley over 4 days or you could book 1 day to tick of the hardest Munro, the Inn Pin. Other bespoke options are also available depending on your aspirations. 

More details can be found below.                                             Pre Requisites - Summer hill walking & a good level of hill fitness.   

Core Skills Covered 

  • Kit and pre course guidance 

  • Route planning & Weather

  • Movement skills

  • Navigation

  • Appropriate use of kit, where and when

  • Journeying and decision making

Included in the cost 

Not included in the cost 

  • Qualified, Professional instruction and service

  • Use of ropes, hardware, harnesses and helmets

  • Personal Insurance

Possible Course Options 

Cuillin Traverse -  To be guided on a full traverse will require a very good level of hill fitness as well as experience of being able to scramble efficiently over rough ground for long periods. The overnight bivvy is roughly halfway, in Coire na Banachdich where water can be accessed and we can re fuel for day 2. You will need to carry food for 2 days including a dinner and breakfast, hill clothes, a sleeping bag, mat and bivvy bag. Bookings can be kept flexible and possibly changed to tie in with the weather, this ensures clients get the best opportunity for a successful trip.

Cost - £300 p/p for 2 days, overnight bivvy, max ratio 1:2

Cuillin Munros - Be guided on some of Scotland's most challenging Munros, including the Innacessible Pinnacle.  An accomodation base like the Glenbrittle Memorial Hut can be used over 1-5 days to give quick and easy to access the various sections of the ridge in small chunks. As most peaks are ascended from sea level and require scrambling over rough ground, a good level of hill fitness is required.

Cost - £260 per day in total, max ratio 1:2