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Hiking and climbing the Cuillin Ridge, Isle of Skye | Scotland
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Hiking and climbing the Cuillin Ridge, Isle of Skye

Complete the Cuillin Ridge climbing traverse, a rugged and extensive high mountain adventure, with Ken, a local MIC certified guide.


DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

May - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Extremely Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

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Description

The Cuillin Ridge Traverse is a legendary trek on the Isle of Skye that attracts visitors from all over the world. The challenge of the hike paired with beautiful sea views make this trip an unforgettable one. I'd like to invite you to complete the Cuillin Ridge Traverse with me on a 2-day trek. 

The Isle of Skye on its own is a magical place. But accompanied by the views from the main Black Cuillin ridge and the sea of Inner Hebrides, it's gorgeous. In good weather, we can see all of the Hebrides on the western horizon from Barra to Lewis. Plus to the southeast Ben Nevis might also be visible. So we'll complete this trek alongside stunning sights of the British Isles.

Over the course of the hike we will encounter 20 peaks, of which 11 have "munro" status (given to peaks over 3,000 ft). The ridge is about 13 km plus 7 km ascent and descent. The Black Ridge is undoubtedly the most rugged and extensive mountain range in the British Isles. Therefore, this trek is not for everyone. It is a long and difficult hike that encompasses scrambling and rock climbing. You must be very fit and prepared for unrelenting climbs.

The exact itinerary of the trip will be dependent on ridge conditions and your fitness level. However, you will likely trek around 13 hours on the first day and 9 hours on the second day. This is all while carrying an overnight kit with a sleeping bag, waterproof gear, spare clothing, food, water, and climbing gear. We'll camp at the end of the first day somewhere along the central section of the ridge.

The Cuillin Ridge traverse is an amazing trek, with beautiful views at every turn. I highly recommend it for experienced hikers looking for a challenge. A more relaxed version of this trip is my 4-day Cuillin Ridge trek.

Please get in touch with me if you want to join me for this unique 2-day adventure on the isle of Skye. It will be my pleasure to guide you and share unforgettable moments there.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

More info

I only attempt the 2-day version of this trek with individuals or pairs who know each other in order to have the greatest chance of success. Departures dates are organized depending on your and my availability.

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About the guide: West Coast Mountain Guides

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West Coast Mountain Guides

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We are based in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain and arguably the most iconic and sought-after winter climbing venue in Britain.

All our instructors and guides have extensive, relevant experience which is eagerly passed on to everyone taking part in instructional mountaineering courses, private guiding and worldwide expeditions. This background, together with a genuine passion for adventure, can only inspire and motivate our customers to achieve their own goals.

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What people are saying about West Coast Mountain Guides

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Ken immediately made us feel welcomed and we had a good chat on the walk in before gearing up for the ridge ascent. Both my son and I had a fantastic experience thanks to Ken's calm, expertise in leading us over Tower Ridge and then descending via Ledge Ridge to round off a great day. Highly recommended!

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Ken was a fantastic guide, safe, experienced and took us on an incredible adventure!

5.00

have just come back from completing an ascent of ledge route and a descent via no4 gully, guided by Ken. absolutely fantastic day and Ken was friendly, professional and very confidence inspiring. cant recommend highly enough and I'll definitely be back next season!

5.00

Ken took me and my son up the north face ledge route to the top of Ben Nevis. It was a challenge in places - particularly with the snow and ice - but it was an unforgettable experience! Ken was a great guide.

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I usually do these things with my Husband, but we currently live in Singapore and I’m back visiting family and didn’t want to miss out. I was doubly anxious because our usual guide was unavailable, but Ken quickly put me at ease. For me that’s about feeling like I have all the information I need, being reassured that I’m making good time and having a few scheduled breaks for snacks etc. We also had a good chat, which made the walk in fly by. A very enjoyable day, I felt safe and comfortable throughout. I hope to be back in the future for more adventures.

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