The Cuillin Ridge, Skye

Guided Cuillin Ridge Traverse Coire Lagan
Inaccessible Pinnacle Isle of Skye Cuillin Traverse Speed Record Scotland

Britain's premier mountaineering challenge!

The Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye provides exciting and dramatic scrambling terrain, exceptionally unique in both quality and quantity. It offers 11 ruggedly beautiful Munro peaks, often a nemesis for hill-walkers due to the exposure, complex terrain, and difficult route finding.

I offer 1:1 and 1:2 guiding on the ridge. I will take care of all logistics and your safety, and you can purely focus on  enjoying the incredible journey. With over ten years experience on the Cuillin Ridge, current female record holder for a fast winter traverse and previous record holder during summer, I know the ridge intricately and you can be assured you are in safe hands.

*For the 2024 season, I will not be offering two-day traverses. I will guide individual day trips at a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio (typically acheiving 2-3 munros each day), or, Single Day Traverses at a 1:1 ratio. 

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The Cuillin Munros as Day Trips

£330 per day for 1 person or £360 for 2 people.
This includes harness and helmet hire

The 11 Munros on the Cuillin Ridge can usually be acheived over 4 separate day trips, or for many, enjoyed individually. There are many advantages to tackling the Munros as separate outings compared to a full traverse: lighter bags and less time pressure make for a more relaxed journey, with greater opportunity to tackle the exciting “climbing” sections such as King’s Chimney, the TD Gap, and Naismiths Route (often bypassed during travereses); or simply more time for photos and tea! 

Perhaps you want to book a single day for a first taste and see how you get on! We could tackle the awesome “Inaccessible Pinnacle” or perhaps a round of the Northern three summits. 

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, and to chat through options and ideas!

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Single Day Cuillin Traverse

£990 (1:1 only)

Traversing the Cuillin Ridge in a single day is an absolutely huge challenge, requiring a great deal of fitness and endurance, and the ability to move with agility over technical terrain. A successful day traverse is an outstanding achievement for anyone, and  certainly a day you will never forget. 

Typically the day would last about 16-19 hours, and is best undertaken during May/ June / July, when daylight hours are longer. There are many variations and options, which can be discussed when you book, but ultimately may depend on the weather. 

Get in touch if you think you are up to the challenge 🙂

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A 2-Day Cuillin Traverse

(not offering for 2024 season)

Traversing the Cuillin Ridge as a single push is a journey of epic proportions! Remote, sustained and stunningly beautiful, the ridge offers Alpine like terrain with fantasy views across the sea. 

A traverse can be acheived over two 8-14 hour days, with an overnight bivi in between. Scrambling experience and a good level of fitness will increase your chance of success. You’re booking covers a three-day window, and we will choose the best two for a traverse.  If the weather is too bad to attempt a traverse, then your booking converts to 3 individual days of scrambling / munro bagging.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, and to chat through options and ideas!