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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 per person
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
First day of the traverse
We will traverse several summits.
Second day of the traverse
We will continue the traverse.
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.
In our bivouacs.
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.
About the Guide
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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