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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, you must have a high level of hill fitness as well as experience scrambling efficiently over rough terrain for extended periods of time. The overnight bivvy is about halfway, in Coire na Banachdich, where we can get water and refuel for day 2. You will need to bring enough food for two days, including dinner and breakfast, as well as hill clothes, a sleeping bag, a mat, and a bivvy bag. Bookings can be kept flexible and possibly changed to coincide with the weather, ensuring clients have the best chance of a successful trip.

Cost - £350 p/p for 2 days, overnight bivvy, max ratio 1:2

Cuillin Munros - Be guided on some of Scotland's most difficult Munros, such as the Inaccessible Pinnacle. Over 1-5 days, an accommodation base like the Glenbrittle Memorial Hut can be used to provide quick and easy access to the various sections of the ridge in small chunks. A good level of hill fitness is required because most peaks are ascended from sea level and require scrambling over rough terrain.

Cost - £290 per day in total, multiple munros max ratio 1:2, individual Munros ie Inn Pinn 1:6 

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