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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    720 GBP

    Group of 2
    400 GBP

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Accommodation

    Bivi bag

    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.

     

    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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    What People are Saying about Ken Applegate

     

    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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    Andy Paterson
    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!
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    Nick Battams
    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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    Phil Lloyd
    Ken was a fantastic guide, safe, experienced and took us on an incredible adventure!
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    Catherine Hockley
     

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