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

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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.

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Cuillin

5 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

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!

Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 1200 Each

Group of 2

GBP 650 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


Details

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.

Languages

English

Residence

Fort William, Scotland


What people are saying about Scott Kirkhope

Momena Rouf

5.00

September, 2022

Most enjoyable stunning hike with Dave (the guide). We managed to summit 2 peaks which far exceeded my expectations that we could do it in the first place! The views were absolutely amazing! Dave was patient and informative - and never hurried us along - and was always encouraging and supportive throughout the whole hike in what we could achieve.

Madalina Matei

5.00

August, 2022

Thanks to Scott for a great intro to trad climbing day. We learnt about all the necessary basics needed for leading trad and my partner got the chance to lead a diff. It was his very first trad lead and he was extremely happy to have the opportunity, with Scott on a static rope beside him to check gear placements etc. Scott was very knowledgeable, answered all questions we had and was overall a great teacher. Would book more activities with him in the future.

Kimberly Pearson

4.00

August, 2022

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Dean Sansom

5.00

August, 2022

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Andrew Junkin

5.00

August, 2022

Scott was fantastic! Our weather window didn’t work out for a full Cuillin traverse but Scott was very flexible and helpful in providing last minute plan alterations. Luckily we still managed Pinnacle Ridge in the Cuillins on the (somewhat!) better weather day and on the bad weather day Scott suggested an all-together different climb that would have otherwise been off of our radar, but that we still enjoyed greatly nonetheless. Scott is clearly extremely dedicated to providing his clients with a great experience - he travelled extra distance to meet us and insisted on sleeping in his van nearby so that we could attempt Pinnacle Ridge on the second day, even though the weather forecast was looking like it would be a bust. He wanted to be ready anyways. Easy guy to chat with, punctual, quick email response time, very knowledgeable about the local terrain and routes, and definitely safety-focused. I am a strong experienced trad climber but this was my first time in the Cuillins. With the strong winds and rain everything was extremely slippery so I was definitely glad to have Scott leading the way in this one. Thanks for a fantastic trip Scott! Pinnacle Ridge was definitely a highlight of our trip. 5+ star guide no doubt!

Colin Noble

5.00

July, 2022

Hannah was our guide for the day we were not experienced and she was spot on of what we were capable of. She was knowledgeable of the area and gave us a great experience. Thank you

Julio Grazioso

5.00

July, 2022

Having Scott as guide made of it a superb adventure. His explanations about the route, geology, history and nature made the hiking very short in time and interesting

Darren Breen

5.00

June, 2022

Dave, our guide was simply fantastic. Incredibly patient with safety as a first concern. Helped that the weather was perfect but thoroughly recommend this company

Ed Hyland

5.00

June, 2022

Levi was fantastic great guide and day out highly recommend Thanks a million When he gets a chance he might send me photos Thanks again Ed Hyland +353 87 9968181

Gerry Gallagher

5.00

May, 2022

Cant recommend our guide Scott Kirkhope enough,very professional and easy going at the same time.We had a great day out on curved ridge&even managed to do crowberry tower with the expert help of Scott.A day not to be forgotten in a long time,outstanding.

Lauren Fairbrother

5.00

September, 2021

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!!

Nandini Srivastava

5.00

August, 2021

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.

Sharon Wood

5.00

June, 2021

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

Shaun Mcfadyen

5.00

June, 2021

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

Emma Ingram

5.00

October, 2020

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

P. Kelly

5.00

January, 2020

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

Marine Champouret

5.00

January, 2020

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.

Jason Clem

5.00

December, 2019

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

Chris Jagget

5.00

August, 2019

Great day going up Tower Ridge with Scott Kirkhope. Loved it!!

Dominic Mcginley

5.00

July, 2019

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.

Beata H

5.00

July, 2019

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.

Anonymous

5.00

May, 2019

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

Carol A

5.00

May, 2019

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.

Voyage00544272089

5.00

December, 2018

I contacted Kirkhope mountaineering looking for a guide to take me along a more adventurous route up Ben Nevis. Scott responded to my voicemail very quickly and was able to talk me through the various options and offer guidance on difficulty, exposure etc and on the required equipment. This along with all the other communucation during the trip was courteous and efficient. All the guides are MIC qualified so you know you are getting the real deal. My guide was friendly, efficient and extremely knowledgeable which made me feel safe and confident throughout the whole trip. I throughly recommend Kirkwood mountaineering to anyone wanting a first class guiding experience. Excellent.

413taral

5.00

October, 2018

Great time walking up Ben Nevis with Kirk's help. It rained the entire time and was unbelievably gusty, but with Kirk's expertise I was able to complete the journey safely!!!




 

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