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

5-Day Traverse of Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye | Scotland

Let certified mountaineering instructor Scott guide you through five days on the beautiful Cuillin Ridge of the Isle of Skye and traverse through Scotland´s most distinguished peaks.


5 Days

May - Sep




Feel the thrill of completing a daring traverse of an iconic Scottish mountain range! Let me take you on a 5-day journey as we attempt to defeat the indomitable Cuillin Ridge!

The Cuillin is an especially-rocky mountain range in Scotland, and the main ridge is a climber´s paradise full of jagged peaks perfect for scrambling.

The eleven summits of the Munros in the main ridge comprise our track, which is a favorite in the region. Many consider traversing the Cuillin Ridge as one of the most important achievements in the British Isles.

The ridge provides epic climbs and views that will stay with your forever. An overnight bivy on the ridge will also make your time in this range that much more special – nothing beats a morning high in the unique Cuillin mountains.

Completing the traverse is weather permitting – by giving yourself five days to make it through the ridge, you are greatly increasing your shot at being one of the few who find success on the Cuillin.

If we complete the course, you will have the remaining days to rest. If the weather is unfavorable and we are unable to traverse the Cuillin, we will be able to spend all of our time out on the ridge.

I will make sure you have a safe and prepared plan to give you the best opportunity to complete the traverse successfully.

You should be physically fit and mentally prepared for the sustained scrambling and climbing required.

Stop waiting and start scrambling to complete one of Britain´s greatest mountaineering challenges – traversing the notorious Cuillin Ridge!

If you have a limited amount of time, we also can try this traverse over three days. And I´d love to take you on a trek up Ben Nevis – the highest point in the British Isles!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price includes guiding fee. It does NOT include personal gear, equipment, extra expenses, food, and drink(s).

About the guide

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Mountain 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



Couldn’t have asked for a better experience and it’s all thank you to Sam who looked after us for the day! Getting us up safely and all getting on so well! Lots of laughs and a great day all around! We will never forget it! Thank you so much!!



Scott Kirkhope very organised and all went to plan. I’ve passed on his details to a friend!



Excellent guide Garry took time did not rush explained things points of nature and answered any questions enthusiastically Always take a guide when unsure and I recommend this



Great day out with Scott and an amazing climb and scramble.



Mark was wonderful! He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and encouraged us throughout the hike to keep our spirits high! We would not have been able to do this safely and in such an enjoyable manner without him.

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