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Cuillin ridge

4-day climbing traverse on the Cuillin ridge

Try this exciting 4-day climbing traverse on the Cuillin ridge, in the company and guidance of Euan, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.




4 Days


Jun - Sep


Extremely Fit




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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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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes helmets, harnesses and all technical equipment.

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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.


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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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About the guide: Euan

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Mountain Leader

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide
I have been climbing for 23 years and instructing for over 19 years. I'm a fully qualified IFGMA Mountain Guide, full MIC and Technical Advisor for a number of local councils and other organisations.
I'm based in Edinburgh which allows me quick access to the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District. As well as climbing across the UK, I have climbed and skied extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia and New Zealand.
My personal highlights so far include:
- When The Wind Blows (E6) Back Bowden, Northumberland
- White Magic (VII, 7) Northern Corries, Cairngorms
- South Pillar of La Barre des Ecrins (TD, 1000m) French Alps
Some of my favourite climbs are:
- Poker Face (E1) Pavey Ark, Lake District
- Point 5 Gully (V) Ben Nevis
- North Ridge of Pollux (AD) Swiss Alps
Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the mountains of Scotland or any other around the globe !





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