trip duration TRIP DURATION
4 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cuillin
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
2 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Hard
best period OFFER PERIOD
-
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

The Cuillin ridge is an exciting challenge for mountaineers with a lot of experience and a high sense of adventure. This traverse is a classic expedition in the UK. On this 4-day adventure I invite you to explore this fantastic alpine route which has 12 km of length, 3000 m ascent and 11 Munros!

Climbing the Cuillin Ridge is no easy task. In fact, it is considered to be the UK’s most challenging traverse. Furthermore, although this black-coloured ridge is easy to grip many sections are loose or too slippery.  Consequently, it is vital that you have prior mountaineering skills and a good fitness level.

The 4-day excursion will take us on an exploration of 11 munros as well as a trying and long ascent. In order to tackle this challenge safely, we will also have one day of training and another spare-one in case of bad weather.

The following itinerary details how we will structure the tour. First, we will have a training day, starting at Sgurr a Mhadaidh (918m). It will include grade 3 scrambling as we traverse the peak. We can leave our bivouac equipment on the mountain in preparation for the next night. Then, the following two days we will traverse 30 summits, if good weather allows it. Finally, we will spend the night on the ridge in our bivouacs.

If you are an experienced mountaineer and want to book your next challenge, do it now! Join me on this exciting adventure  to the Cuillin Ridge, you  won’t regret it.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Training day

Training day on Sgurr a Mhadaidh (918m). This day will include grade 3 scrambling. We will leave our bivouac equipment on the mountain to prepare for the next night.

Day 2

First day of the traverse

We will traverse several summits.

Day 3

Second day of the traverse

We will continue the traverse.

Day 4

Spare day (just in case) or climb

This spare day can be used for the traverse in case of bad weather. If the ridge has been successfully completed during the last two days, we can climb the summit of Cioch.

Price per person

1 Person780GBP
Group of 2390GBP

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
The price includes helmets, harnesses and all technical equipment.

Other details

Skill level required

Advanced
?

Fitness level required

Extremely Fit

Accommodation

In our bivouacs.

More info

Keep in mind that good weather is essential for the traverse of the Cuillin. Me and my team will aim whenever possible to complete the route. Given bad weather, we will provide four days of quality scrambling, climbing and mountaineering.

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