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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!

Mountain RangeCuillin
Duration4 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot 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!

Meeting point

Glen Brittle




Day 1: Sgurr na Banachdaich

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

Day 2: Bruach 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 3: Sgurr 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 4: Bla Bheinn

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

About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 805 each

Group of 2

GBP 403 each

Group of 3

GBP 269 each

Group of 4

GBP 202 each

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Price includes

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