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

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.




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1100 GBP

    Group of 2
    550 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Price includes 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


    Great day going up Tower Ridge with Scott Kirkhope. Loved it!!
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    Chris Jagget
    Scott is friendly and very knowledgeable, if you’re looking to get into the mountains Scott’s the man, he’ll keep you safe while making you smile. First Class.
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    Dominic Mcginley
    I\'ve done the Tower Ridge with Scott and he has been excellent from the start, prompt and professional to deal with to get it all organised, and a superb guide. Highly experienced and skilled, I did not have a slight slip in confidence along the way, despite weather conditions being far from ideal with rain and fairly high winds - I should mention that I really appreciated he was keen to take me up there in this weather (of course maintaining the flexibility to turn around at any point if the route could potentially become unsafe, but his judgement was just spot on). He also explains everything along the way, gives tips and is fun to be around. 5 stars, I wouldn\'t hestitate to book him again.
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    Beata H
    Our mission was to hike up Ben Nevis but not along the main footpath. We hoped for something a bit more challenging. ..and we got it. Uncertain of what we’d be facing, Scott expertly assessed our ability during the first part of the hike and enthusiastically confirmed that we could handle the trip up the back. Knowledgeable about about the area, geology and flora, Scott was an excellent guide and fun to spend the day with. He offered us tips for managing the terrain and kept the pace that would give us the adventure we were looking for. We came away feeling that the investment in a guide was well worth it. We would not have tackled that route without his guidance. Recommended without reservation! Thanks Scott
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