4-day intro to scrambling in the Cuillin of Isle of Skye, Scotland

Come join Euan, an IFMGA-certified guide, and enjoy a real Scottish adventure on this 4-day intro to scrambling in the Cuillin Isle of Skye!




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified



    This 4-day intro to scrambling in the Cuillin of Isle of Skye is a perfect opportunity to learn a different approach to mountains. 

    Scrambling is a step up from hiking. It involves the use of hands to grab rocks and make your way up through steep terrain. Therefore, it requires special attention to the position of the rocks and how to approach the hike in general.

    The beautiful Cuillin mountain range located in the west of the Scottish Isle of Skye. Its main ridges are the Black and the Red Cuillin.

    This program is designed for those of you that already have some hiking experience, but haven’t tried scrambling yet. During this 4-day course you’ll learn the basics of this activity while enjoying the amazing scenery of the island. We’ll visit both the Red and Black Cuillin. However, we’ll keep to the easier sections as you get the hang of the sport so you’ll feel comfortable all along the way.

    We’ll start on the first day with an easy ascent to warm up for the next days. Then, we’ll look for more demanding hikes every day. Finally, we’ll try to accomplish the highest mountain in the area, Sgurr Alasdair (992 m), and other spots with great views of the surroundings.

    So don’t hesitate and send me a request for this 4-day intro to scrambling in the Cuillin Isle of Skye to enjoy a great outdoors activity. 

    For those that want some more adventure, I also offer a 4-day climbing traverse on the Cuillin Ridge!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    780 GBP

    Group of 2
    390 GBP

    Group of 3
    260 GBP

    Group of 4
    195 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee


    • Day 1Sgurr na Banachdaich

      We’ll meet in Glen Brittle and make the ascent of Sgurr na Banachdaich (965 m).

    • Day 2Bruach na Frithe

      We’ll climb Bruach na Frithe (958 m) from Fairy Pools. This route gives a little more scrambling than the previous day.

    • Day 3Sgurr Alasdair

      On day 3 we’ll aim to complete the highest mountain in the Cuillin, Sgurr Alasdair (992 m), as well as summiting Sgurr nan Eag (924 m) and Sgurr Dubh Mor (944 m).

    • Day 4Bla Bheinn

      Our final day will be spent in the Red Cuillin where we will complete Bla Bheinn (928 m).


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Glen Brittle


    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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