4-Day Traverse of Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye

Join Scott, a certified mountaineering instructor, on a memorable 4-day journey traversing the rocky Cuillin Ridge and experiencing the excitement of these remarkable Scottish mountains.




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Let me help you traverse one of the most compelling climbs in Scotland! I can improve your chances of completing the elusive Cuillin Ridge and checking it off your climbing bucket list!

    The Cuillin Ridge is a well-known mountain range located on the Island of Skye in the United Kingdom. Possessing some magnificent peaks, with a high point at Sgurr Alasdair of 992 meters, its rocky terrain is a perfect place to enjoy a day – or a few days – of scrambling and climbing.

    The path is difficult and varied, and you will have ample opportunity to practice your skills, admire the countryside, and endure the challenge of completing the task at hand. I will safely guide you through the ridge and make sure you take advantage of this rare experience!

    On our way, we will stay in an overnight bivy. Not only will this give you once-in-a-lifetime moments on the ridge, enhancing your overall experience, but you will see Scottish panoramas that only a handful of adventurers have seen.

    Not all journeys end in success. If we are unable to complete the ridge, we will spend all of the days out on the Cuillin enjoying the activities of scrambling and hiking. If we traverse earlier than the four days, we will have time for rest.

    Your fitness is crucial to your success. The better equipped you are mentally and physically, the greater your shot of traversing the ridge. It is a relatively demanding course, so be ready to devote yourself to the trek.

    So what are you waiting for? I will improve your opportunity to complete one of Scotland´s highest honors – successfully traversing the Cuillin Ridge!

    If you want to try this traverse over three days, I can lead you! And I can guide you on a hike up the majestic Ben Nevis!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    900 GBP

    Group of 2
    450 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     The price includes the guiding fee. It does NOT include personal gear, equipment, extra expenses, food, and drink(s).

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    We will coordinate this upon booking.


    About the Guide


    I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor based in Fort William, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.
    I have been guiding in the UK for 10 years and chose the Scottish Highlands due to their remote feel and beauty. Rock climbing, Ice climbing, mixed climbing and more can be done in this area and it is all so accessible.

    We offer a wide range of trips with Ben Nevis guiding, the Skye Cuillin ridge and Glencoe guiding amongst our more popular trips.



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    What People are Saying about Scott Kirkhope


    What a fantastic trip ! This was my first time to use crampons and scrabbling. The pre walk information and communication was 10/10 Scott and Malcolm were extremely professional with a great knowledge of the mountain. I felt safe yet appropriately challenged throughout which made for an unforgettable day. The company was top class too. I could not recommend climbing Ben Nevis with Kirkhope mountaineering highly enough ! Thanks so much Paula
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    P. Kelly
    We thoroughly enjoyed our summit with Andy. Scott was also easy to communicate with. The whole experience was one to remember and we feel so proud to have made it to the top in the time that we did. Although our hike started in poor weather, we eventually got to see amazing views on the way down. Andy provided helpful facts about the mountains which makes us confident we will be taking on another challenge soon.
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    Marine Champouret
    Scott is a great guide with excellent communication skills, local knowledge and technical expertise. The trip up the Ben was fantastic and throughout the whole experience Scott was always on hand to help or give assistance when needed as well as taking the time to teach me some new skills along the way. Thanks very much
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    Jason Clem
    Great day going up Tower Ridge with Scott Kirkhope. Loved it!!
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