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Hiking and climbing the Skye Cuillin Munros – 4-days
Hiking and climbing the Skye Cuillin Munros – 4-days
Hiking and climbing the Skye Cuillin Munros – 4-days
Hiking and climbing the Skye Cuillin Munros – 4-days

Hiking and climbing the Skye Cuillin Munros – 4-days

Four days of walking, scrambling and climbing in Scotland with the aim of summiting all 11 Skye Cuillin Munros with Ken, MIC certified guide.


TRIP TYPE

Private and Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Cuillin

DURATION

4 Days

OFFER PERIOD

May - Oct

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

The Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye is one of the highlights of Scotland and one of the classic mountaineering challenges in the UK. Interested? Join me on a 4-day hike to bag all 11 Cuillin Munros.

A "munro" is a Scottish mountain that measures over 914.4 m (3,000 ft). The name comes from Sir Hugh Munro, who was the first to group the hills together. Of the 283 Scottish munros, the Cuillin Munros are the most difficult to attain, requiring concentration every step of the way. But I'll help you find the best route so you can safely trek all 11 munros on the 11 km Black Cuillin ridge.

This multi-sport trip includes walking, scrambling, and climbing over Scotland's beautiful rough black mountains. You must be a fit and experienced hill walker to go on this trip. However, no previous climbing experience is necessary, and I'll provide you with climbing instruction and gear. Furthermore, with a guide ratio of only 1:4, you'll be able to summit all the peaks in confidence.

We'll start at the south end of the ridge, enjoying beautiful sea views from the beginning. We'll hit the "inaccessible pinnacle" on day 2, which is the highlight of the trip for many. Then on the third day we'll take it a little slower before finishing up the north section on day 4.

Please get in touch with me if you need more info and/or if you want to join me for an awesome 4-day adventure! I'll be waiting for your message.

Also, if dates listed below don't work for you, just let me know. I can organize other dates for this great trip.

Finally, for more of a challenge see the 2-day Cuillin Munros trek. We trek the same route in just 2 days!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair

We’ll begin at the southern end of the Cuillin Ridge and head into Coire Ghrunnda. Our first peak, Sgurr nan Eag, is one of the easier ones, and introduces us to scrambling on gabbro rock. Then we’ll move on to Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair. We’ll finish the day with a walk out via Coire Laggan.

Day 2: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, the ‘In-Pinn’ and Sgurr na Banachdich

We’ll walk into Coire Lagan and up the An Stac screes onto the ridge at the col between the Sgurr Dearg and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. We’ll tackle Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and then see the highlight of many people’s trip, the “Innaccessible Pinnacle.” This apty named geological feature is a vertical blade of rock resting on Sgurr Dearg. Next we’ll do some slightly easier scrambling to take us over to Sgurr na Banachdich before the day finishes with a pleasant walk out through Coire a’Ghreadaidh and a view of some beautiful waterfalls.

Day 3: Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a’Mhadaidh

This is an easier day so we can give our tired legs a rest. It begins with a walk up Coire a’Ghreadaidh heading for An Dorus. From the bealach between Sgurr a’Mhadaidh and Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh we scramble up to the Munro summits and return back through Coire a’Ghreadaidh.

Day 4: Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe

On the last day, we conquer the northern section of the ridges from Sligachan where we head up into Coire a’Bhasteir before climbing up a chimney to gain Sgurr nan Gillean’s summit via its West Ridge. Then we go back to the col to head up Am Basteir, managing its infamous ‘bad step’ on the way. We finish the day with a walk over to Bruach na Frithe, the only summit on the Black Cuillin with a trig point.

Details

More info

Experience of roped climbing is not essential, however the course is aimed at fit hill walkers and you’ll need a good level of fitness. You’ll also need a head for heights, enthusiasm to visit steep and exposed mountain areas and ideally have done some scrambles before.

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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!

5.00

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.

5.00

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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