People per Guide
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of Trip
Climb the top of In Pinn, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, in this 1-day guided ascent in the Cuillin Ridge in Scotland! It’s the the highest point of the Sgurr Dear and an exceptional challenge for Munro baggers. With its narrow crest and airy summit, it’s certainly not an experience that you want to miss out on!
This rock climb is graded ‘moderate’ and suitable for a fit hillwalker with little scrambling experience. But the In Pinn is exposed and potentially dangerous except in windless and dry conditions. So you should have a good head for heights, and, most important, you should trust me!
I am an experienced guide and I have the knowledge to make the safest decisions for you to take this summit. I’ll teach you the technical skills you need to reach the top of the In Pinn. Besides, I will be in charge of all the ropework in ascent and descent. I’ll make sure you enjoy this great experience.
I’ll guide you in the ascent via the narrow East Ridge of the In Pinn. It’s the most popular route, the longer but less steep. It also has large hand and foot holds. If you have more climbing experience you can also choose a harder climbing route.
We’ll be out in the hill between 6 and 9 hours. And once we reach the summit, a short abseil will take us back to the ground.
I can take groups of up to 4 people. But it you are more than 2, I will guide 2 people roped up to the In Pinn, to then return and ascend with the remaining 2.
So, if you’re ready for an exciting ascent of the In Pinn’s sheer flanks, join me on this 1-day program! Please contact me if you have any questions. Also, if you’re looking for an introductory mountaineering course in Scotland, check my 5-day program.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Accommodation is not included but I can help make arrangements or recommend suitable places to stay whilst visiting the Isle of Skye.
The price includes guiding, instruction and free use of harness and helmets.
Costs are for one guide.
-Windshirt or lightweight softshell jacket
-Warm Hat & Gloves. For Skye, leather work or gardening gloves, which are cheap and durable are ideal.
-Waterproof jacket and over trousers ( Outer shell clothing)
-Rucsac. A medium volume sac (30 -40 litres)
-Head Torch –Even in summer it’s good practise to carry a small headtorch.
-Compass/Map (OS or BMC/Harveys)
-Lunch & Spare Food
-Trekking Poles .These are optional, but useful particularly in descent.
-Boots. For scrambling, boots which have good lateral stiffness, such as B1 rated boots, are useful.
-Helmet. Please bring one along if you can. We have DMM helmets available.
-Belay device, two HMS Carabiners and one 120cm sling. We can provide you with these if you don’t have your own.
About the Guide
I gained a good insight into the instruction and guiding of mountaineering activities whilst working as a member of the domestic team at Glenmore Lodge in the summer of 2003. Since then, I have skied, climbed, trekked and mountaineered across the length and breadth of the UK, from Cornwall to the Orkney Isles, and overseas, having sought adventures in China, Mongolia, The Indian Himalayas, New Zealand, Japan, Southern Africa, The Swiss, Italian and French Alps, The Pyrenees, Southern Spain and Norway. I enjoy climbing in all it’s forms, whether it be bouldering at Fontainebleau, sport climbing at Rodellar, trad and winter climbing in the UK or alpine climbing in Switzerland. I have also put up a couple of new routes, Mint Sauce E1 5c in Glen Nevis and Feathered Friend V,5 on Creag Meagaidh.
I have completed my Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), the highest instructional qualification in the UK, which enable me to work both in summer and winter conditions, whether it’s walking, mountaineering or climbing, and is a full member of both the Association or Mountaineering Instructors, and The Mountain Instructor’s Community. I have also completed my International Mountain Leader Summer Training and have worked as a contracted instructor for Abacus Mountain Guides, Martin Moran, Glenmore Lodge, Mountain Motion, West Coast Mountain Guides, Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre, Adventure Peaks, The Outward Bound Trust, Ryan Glass Mountaineering, Hike Pyrenees, World Challenge Expeditions and Outlook Expeditions.
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